And what's more is for the past two days I've been weighing myself with clothes on, when I weighted myself before at 157 I wasn't wearing any! Haha. Not only that but my period just started, and normally I gain 5 pounds before that.
So basically, is it okay for this? Is it normal for some people to lose it all fast in the beginning because of the change from eating until you're stuffed to eating until you're just full?
Thanks for any input. :)
It's quite common, depending on how over weight you are, to lose a large amount of weight the first through second week of dieting. It will slow down. It's not possible to lose a pound of pure fat each day =).
If you go back to eating the way you use to tomorrow, I bet your weight would jump up.
Alright thanks, well I'll just stick with eating this much then.
It is possible to lose that much a day in a healthy way. Keep it up that's awsome:) When people say that's unhealthy it's only partially true, some can keep it up without gaining it all back. It has to do with metabolism, and lots of self discipline
I am so glad that I read this thread! I just started weight watchers and I have been losing almost a pound a day! It is kind of scary! I feel better knowing that it is normal and is not a health concern. I have been taking in about 1400 calories a day and exercising. Is 1400 calories enough for a female that is 5'10 199lbs? (and very athletic)
While it is normal to be losing fast during the first few weeks you should be eating more. Your BMR is 1,750 to 1,700 range if you are 20 to 30 yrs old. BMR or basal metabolic rate is the amount of calories / nutrition level required on average of a person of your stats to lie in bed whole day. Being "very athletic" you would need further nutrition therby calories. I would recomend you start at 2,000. If you keep your calories too low your metabolism hybernates n slows down making it harder to lose weight / fat which is finally what you want to lose as oposed to the water etc weight loss you have in the first few weeks.
It's normal..a lot of it is water weight when we first start a diet.
I was losing .5-1 pound a day sometimes when I was dieting.
I went low carb which tends to drop even more water weight.
As a woman, I was thrilled about that!
Thanks for the reply! I think I will start incorporating a bit more lean proteins into my diet to up my calories and energy for working out. Thanks for the advice!!
Welcome. All the best !