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Old April 12th, 2009, 03:21 AM posted to alt.support.diet
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Ok I have lost about 28 pounds in the past month or so and I have had
people tell me left and right I am loosing it to fast. What do they
mean by me loosing it to fast what is supposed to happen if I loose it
to fast?
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Old April 12th, 2009, 06:06 PM posted to alt.support.diet
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Ok I have lost about 28 pounds in the past month or so and I have had
people tell me left and right I am loosing it to fast. What do they
mean by me loosing it to fast what is supposed to happen if I loose it
to fast?


If you are able to lose very quickly, then you are equally able
to regain very quickly and the time scale of gain is shorter
than the time scale of loss. Yyou have a higher risk of falling
off the wagon than slow losers.

When going for all or nothing, nearly every case the end
result is nothing.

Combining these and noting the history of many dieters
your risk of crash and burn yoyo dieting is much higher than
most.

Now consider the calorie issue. Fat is 3500-4000 calories
per pound. Human metabolism ranges from 1000 calories
up and the less you eat the lower the calories burned.
Essentially if you're losing at a rate of over 2 pounds per
week it is highly unlikely that it's all fat. Losing other than
fat isn't good. When this arithmatic doesn't work - More to
lose gives faster to lose it so folks with well over 100
pounds to lose can pull off 2+ pounds per week as they
lose if they are very careful about chosing foods carefully.
To sustain 7+ per week you'd need to have well over 200
pounds to lose and as you lose it the rate would need to
taper down.

Of course no one ever complains about their own losing
quickly but it still isn't a good idea. The chance that what
you're doing is healthy is low and the chance that what
you're doing is injurious is high.
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Old April 13th, 2009, 06:30 PM posted to alt.support.diet
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IT"S LOSE WEIGHT, NOT LOOSE WEIGHT!!!!!


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Ok I have lost about 28 pounds in the past month or so and I have had
people tell me left and right I am loosing it to fast. What do they
mean by me loosing it to fast what is supposed to happen if I loose it
to fast?



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Old April 19th, 2009, 03:48 AM posted to alt.support.diet
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On Apr 13, 10:30*am, "Anthony Allende" wrote:
IT"S LOSE WEIGHT, NOT LOOSE WEIGHT!!!!!


Thank you!



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Old April 23rd, 2009, 08:17 PM
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losing quickly but it still isn't a good idea.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 03:47 AM posted to alt.support.diet
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On Apr 11, 10:21*pm, wrote:
Ok I have lost about 28 pounds in the past month or so and I have had
people tell me left and right I am loosing it to fast. What do they
mean by me loosing it to fast what is supposed to happen if I loose it
to fast?


As Doug has stated, the caloric content of fat is ~3500 calories/pound
(I personally treat this as an absolute, but as a minimum content, it
works well).

If you lost 28 pounds of fat in a month, you'd have an average daily
deficit of around 28*3500/30 ~= 3266 calories. Considering most
people hover pretty near to 2000, unless you're super-ultra-morbidly
obese (think those shows they constantly run on TLC/etc.), this
amounts to negative calories (ie. not eating at all, then burning
EXTRA; the amount of exercise to burn off 1000 calories a day would no
doubt suck up all your time and probably cause serious health
defects).

What does this mean? It means you haven't lost ALL fat, which is a
Bad Thing(tm). You've probably lost some, but you should be aiming
for no more than a 1000 calorie/day deficit (and from personal
experience, I can tell you that 1000 calories/day will make you grumpy
as hell; it's cathartic to see the pounds literally falling off the
scale every morning, though). Most people agree this is the upper
limit on healthy weight loss rates.

Talk to a medical professional about this. You could be losing muscle
mass, which is obviously not going to do you any good.
 




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