What is up with my weight loss?
Topic: What is up with my weight loss?
April 24, 2019 / By Dene Question:
So I've been dieting and exercising for about a week now and I have noticed something odd about my scale, but the problem is that I'm pretty sure that it shouldn't really be something wrong with it because my mother weighs herself on a professional scale about once a week at some place that I can't recall the name of and she says that everytime she weighs herself on our homescale it shows about a kg (2 lbs) too much and that it has been every time. It's better that it shows too much than too little at least, anyways, the thing is that supposedly I have lost about half a kg a day! Since losing a kg a week is suppose to be normal I don't understand why my scale (That apparently works!) says that I have lost like 4 kg this week, it just doesn't seem believeable to me at all.
Like I said I have been dieting for a week and I have stopped eating a lot of sugar (The only candy I have eaten this week is a 90% 100g cocoa chocolate bar.) and I try to eat about 1200-1700 calories a day, but since I eat food that is served to me I can only estimate a lot of the times, but I am 99% sure that I haven't eaten more than 1700 calories a day and then I drink about 5 litres of water a day so my pee is always clear and I eat fish oil supplements. The other factor is that I am currently doing IF (Intermittent Fasting) and I have been on a strict IF program for exactly 5 days now and that means that I skip breakfast and fast for 16 hours a day and I eat for 8 hours a day.
Why is this happening? It can't be possible that I have lost this much in a week because I'm not even doing any aggressive weight loss.
Best Answers: What is up with my weight loss?
Beavis | 4 days ago
It may be that the 3 KG that you lost is water weight and 1 KG of fat giving you the impression that you lost 4 KG in 1 week. I had the same experience but more like 2 KG a week when I started off the diet with exercise from 80 KG to go down to 64 KG. The higher you weight the more water retention you'll get and that will give you the illusion that you've lost a lot of weight when in fact mostly it was only water weight. You lost 3 KG worth of water weight during the exercise process...
In the next few weeks the weight loss will not be 2-4 KG a week, unless you are very obese. You'll not see higher than half to 1 KG weight loss a week.
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Originally Answered: Fasting/Starving for weight loss - Percentage of fat vs muscle loss?
As usual, the conventional wisdom has some flaws. It seems to depend. A fast can be muscle sparing and fat burning if:
1.) You go into ketogenic state before starting fast (to put your body in fat-as-energy mode)
2.) You exercise some during the fast (cuz muscle is use-it-or-lose-it)
Seems that people should not write off fasting for fat loss due to some misguided notion that you'll lose just as much or more in muscle. You should also know that a lot of water is lost during the fast, and this will come back at end of fast, and quickly - so don't be discouraged - does not mean you are suddenly getting fat again.
-> Keep in mind then, during fasting you are always a couple pounds less on the scale than in reality -- cuz the water will come back.
Read the doctor's responses in 1st link --"By eating fat just before a fast, we "guide" the body to using fat as the preferred energy source. And by using the muscles, we protect them."
try drinking skim milk at breakfast instead of juice overweight people who drank skim milk for breakfast ate fewer calories
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odds are you re eating too fast try holding a conversation while having a meal so you re not gulping down more than you need to feel full
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ditch the mayo cheese and top bun if you want to scrape off 250 calories from a restaurant sandwich
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never eat any snack food out of the box carton or bag it came in you re less likely to overeat if you separate snacks into appropriate fist sized servings
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Originally Answered: What is the difference between weight loss and fat loss? Which of the two is recommended more than the other?
The difference is whether you are losing fat or muscle mass. By exercising when you are losing weight you will be sure to lose the body fat and not the muscle mass. You have to exercise at least 4 times a week. You need to cut all soda and junk foods from your diet not completely or you will feel like you are being punished. Use these things as a once in a while treat. You also need to put fresh vegetables and fruits into your diet along with whole grains. Cut out white bread and add stone ground wheat bread. You must drink plenty of water to help flush toxins out of your system. Don't be in a hurry to lose the weight all at once it is not healthy. You didn't gain it over night you can't expect to loose it over night. If you fall off the diet one day don't dash the diet altogether it is only one day and you are only human. Tomorrow just start over. Good Luck