Losing 4lbs a week to much?

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    Mar 13, 2011 7:09 PM GMT
    I started my diet an exercise last monday, was 150bls an hopped on the scales today an i've lost 4lbs. Is 4lbs too much to lose in a week? :S I've been eating healthy an been on the treadmill 30mins a day (everyday) plus done crunches and walked about 7 miles this week. I'm just wanting to get rid of my body fat an tone up icon_smile.gif
  • TrentGrad

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    Mar 13, 2011 8:34 PM GMT
    XXXO saidI started my diet an exercise last monday, was 150bls an hopped on the scales today an i've lost 4lbs. Is 4lbs too much to lose in a week? :S I've been eating healthy an been on the treadmill 30mins a day (everyday) plus done crunches and walked about 7 miles this week. I'm just wanting to get rid of my body fat an tone up icon_smile.gif


    If it happens once or twice, it may not be as big a concern if it happens longer than that.

    The human body can only metabolize up to 2 lbs of fat per week...if you're losing in excess of this amount, it is likely that you're losing water weight, muscle mass, or both!
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    Mar 22, 2011 1:43 PM GMT
    It depends. If it's your first week of eating right and exercising after a long slumber it's normal to lose 5-8 pounds a week. Most of it would be water weight anyway. If it's mid-cutting, then not so good because you're probably losing muscle as well. Try to lose 1 pound a week. Make sure you weigh yourself at the same conditions (e.g., the morning on an empty stomach).
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    Mar 22, 2011 1:46 PM GMT
    I always lose a lot the first couple of weeks. It is not a bad thing.
    1-2 pounds per week is the healthy weight loss.
  • Halcyonz

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    Mar 22, 2011 1:52 PM GMT
    water weight. Don't worry.
  • sea_buddy

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    Mar 22, 2011 1:53 PM GMT
    Great job on working out, man! Keep it up.

    1st week= mostly water weight loss. For a guy of your stature and weight, I'd say just do all the right things and don't worry about the lbs. It'll be harder for you to see the weight differences after a while. Use it as a tool, not the standard by which you compare your successes.

    Right things:
    Eat healthy
    Exercise to your means (not above, don't push it if you're just starting out)
    Get 8 hours of sleep a night
    Drink lots of water
    Be merry icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 22, 2011 1:55 PM GMT
    I lose 4-5 lbs every day. It consists of water weight, and the weight of the food I eat.

    The most accurate time to step on the scale is when you first wake up, after your morning dump, and before breakfast. That's when you'll get a true "empty weight" reading.

    Weighing any other time of the day will be skewed because of the weight of the food you've eaten that's still in your body.

    Test this out for yourself...weight yourself right after dinner, then again right before breakfast. icon_wink.gif