Losing Weight Quickly

Discussion in 'Self Improvement' started by Deleted Account, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. So on Sunday, I started PMO-mode. Because of that, I started eating less, but a healthy amount. Yesterday, I checked my weight, I lost 1.7 pounds in 4 days, I'm a bit worried. Should I worry or is this just normal with eating healthier portions of food? I weighed 156.8 now I weigh 155.1. I'm 13 and Male and I'm 5'8.5
  2. Got to Overcome

    Got to Overcome Fapstronaut

    Are you certain to weigh yourself in the exact same conditions (as soon as you wake up, for example)? If you've weighed yourself at different times of the day, water or food consumption could easily explain the difference.

    Either way, that isn't an excessive amount of weight to lose, and your height to weight ratio is fine, so I wouldn't worry about it.

    As a disclaimer however, I am not a medical professional, and it's always advisable to seek out the opinion of one before beginning a new diet or exercise plan.
  3. I weighed myself before I go to sleep both times, so after my shower, I eat, do sports and everything. Also, I wasn't even trying to diet at all. I guess no PMO is making me eat more reasonable servings. Thank you though because I was a bit worried.
  4. nofepper

    nofepper Fapstronaut

    measure yourself every time in morning, after pooping on empty stomach
  5. Byris

    Byris Fapstronaut

    You drop a lot of water weight when you start eating well. A pound of fat is about 3500 calories, so if you actually did lose 1.7 pounds of fat, you would have had a deficit of about 6000 calories in 4 days. That's pretty much impossible at 5'8 155 pounds(unless you train really hardcore), so, water weight yeah.
  6. That makes sense, a lot of sense.
  7. Debra Hall

    Debra Hall Fapstronaut

    Hi there, You should decide a weekly diet plan, exercise and follow accordingly. I think weigh yourself once in a week is good, so that we can easily judge our body.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2017
  8. lamstronger

    lamstronger Fapstronaut

    I'm pretty sure that is water weight, like mentioned above.
  9. JesusGreen

    JesusGreen Fapstronaut

    ^ Beat me to it. I'm only really posting to confirm that what Byris said is correct.

    Here's a little experiment to show you just how much of a difference water weight makes:

    - Weigh yourself tomorrow morning right after waking up and after using the bathroom (but before eating or drinking ANYTHING)
    - Weigh yourself right after dinner the same day
    - Weigh yourself right before bed
    - Weigh yourself when you wake up the next morning

    After dinner you'll be anywhere from 1-5lbs heavier (some of that is food, but it's also water weight), right before bed you'll weigh less, but still more than the morning most likely.. then the next morning you'll suddenly be a whole lot lighter, because overnight you lose a bunch of water weight.

    The most drastic changes in water weight happen when you suddenly drop calories. Carbs make you retain water (this is why keto makes you initially lose weight faster - if caloric intake is kept the same, keto is really no faster at burning fat than a regular diet, but it is a lot faster at shedding a whole bunch of water weight, and so in the first couple of weeks you can see some really big scale drops) so when you're eating less of them (and eating less in general) all of a sudden, a whole bunch of water weight disappears.

    It's not uncommon to lose 6-7lbs in your first week on a diet if there was a pretty big drop in calories - but you're still probably only losing 1-2lbs of fat at the most.

    If you're trying to lose fat, here's what you should do:

    - Try and keep an eye on your food intake. Ideally track it, but if you don't want to track it at least keep an eye on how much you eat each day.
    - Weigh yourself every single morning as soon as you wake up and use the bathroom, but before you eat or drink anything.
    - At the end of each week, add up all your morning weigh ins, and divide them by the total number of weigh ins to get the weekly average. i.e. if you remembered to weigh yourself every day, then add up all 7 numbers and divide by 7. If you only remembered to weigh yourself 6 days, add up and divide by 6, you get the idea.
    - Adjust based on progress from week to week

    The reason for taking weekly averages is the aforementioned water weight. Fat loss is fairly linear, but weight loss on the scale isn't. You'll lose more water weight some days, and even gain water weight other days. So the scale number can go up, down, or even stay the same, while your fat loss is progressing normally. By taking a weekly average, you eliminate this factor and get a more accurate gauge of how fast you're losing weight.

    Once you've taken averages for 2 weeks, you compare the two. If your average for week 1 is 156lbs and your average for week 2 is 155.8lbs, then you're losing too slow. If the average for week 1 is 156lbs and week 2 is 150lbs, you're probably losing too quickly. Try to aim for 1-2lbs of fat loss per week - 2lbs is more aggressive and will be trickier, so 1lbs is usually what most people go for. I wouldn't go over 2lbs as that's a bit too aggressive, and there's no point going under 1lbs as that's just gonna be slow.

    If you're losing more than 2lbs a week, increase your daily food intake ever so slightly. If you're losing less than 1lbs a week, decrease your food intake ever so slightly. Keep adjusting every couple weeks as needed until you're losing at the desired rate. Adjust again if need be if the rate of fat loss slows down.
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  10. Byris

    Byris Fapstronaut

    This is some seriously good advice, anyone who wants to lose weight should listen to this man.
  11. Jennifer Osorio

    Jennifer Osorio Fapstronaut

    Hi there, according to me, you should weigh yourself once in a week. I also want to lose my weight and my gym trainer provided me workout guide and diet, but I am not satisfied with the result. While discussing with my friend, he suggested me livré minceur. Do you have any suggestions?

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