Why is loosing weight too fast a bad thing ?


  • Sep 21, 2015 12:49 PM GMT
    I'm already on the tenth of the Atkins diet and I think it being great! I lost 5 kg already ( do the conversions folks), most of it was of retained liquid, but the rest was just fat. I'm in ketogenesis state and think I'm just doing great, recently due to being on loads of stress I reached 90kg, while my goal weight is 65kg. I'm missing near 0.5 kg PER DAY now, and I intend to stay like this til I reach 72kg at least.

    But my father is a doctor and l is worried for me loosing weight so fast, even of just mainly fat. What insights guys have?

    This dieatary plain is painful, but this what I get for no holding back before.
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    Sep 21, 2015 2:06 PM GMT
    I lost 70 lbs. It took almost 1.5 years, on purpose, to avoid loose skin. It worked.
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    Sep 21, 2015 2:49 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI lost 70 lbs. It took almost 1.5 years, on purpose, to avoid loose skin. It worked.

    My ex-BF lost a similar amount of weight, over the same time frame. But he wasn't so fortunate as you, did end up with flabby folds of belly skin. Plus stretch marks, like women get after pregnancy.

    I always told him to just have a surgical tuck (which he could easily afford), that draws the excess skin towards the navel, so you really don't have an obvious scar. But he wouldn't, thought the folds would disappear on their own if he did enough exercise. In the 2 years I knew him they never did, even though he worked out almost daily.
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    Sep 21, 2015 3:42 PM GMT
    Does age factor into this? Skin loses elasticity eventually. My ex lost about 100 pounds but at a very young age (20s), and you would not know it to look at his skin, but I have older friends who did the same and their skin is much looser.

    Also I would think losing too much too fast would be a jolt to all your systems.

    I'm in the middle... I averaged 5 pounds a month and saw no ill effects.
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    Sep 21, 2015 4:06 PM GMT
    dont know your height but
    90Kg = 200 lb
    72kg = 150 lb
    0.5kg = 1.1 lb

    go for it
    eat better than average food
    take supplements
    eat more often
    incorporate lite exercise

    i expect you will physically slow down a clinical reaction to the rate of weight of weight loss and you will have to re think things. maybe include more exercise.

    keep in mind your weigh scale is 10% accurate at best and may not be very repeatable either.



  • Sep 21, 2015 4:27 PM GMT
    I'm 1,72m , and Im on Atkins induction phase. Folks say you should just stay there for 15 days or be 7kg away from my goal. I love how I can eat much and still loose weight.

    I might just stop because my mom is following it with me, and she got symptoms of Atkins Flu much harder than me, she was getting really dehydrated, yesterday we ate some rice and she had some chocolate and the dehydration just got away, before didn't matter how much water she took she was still dehydrating.
  • TUGNRUB

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    Sep 21, 2015 6:34 PM GMT
    One thing you need to be very concerned about is that if you are on any long-term medication,with sudden weight loss can come a drug overdose
  • justinlee86

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    Sep 21, 2015 7:08 PM GMT
    I think one of the major concerns for my clients is the sustainability. The question I always ask my clients is, "can you sustain this for the rest of your life?"

    If it works for you and you are healthy, great. Many tend to jump in weight as soon as they start to re-introduce the macro nutrient they cut out.

    Keep up the great work!
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    Sep 21, 2015 7:17 PM GMT
    ShiftyJK08 saidDoes age factor into this? Skin loses elasticity eventually..

    Good point. My ex I mentioned above was in his 50s when he lost that weight, and developed loose belly skin flaps.
  • FRE0

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    Sep 21, 2015 7:33 PM GMT
    I always figured that it would be easier to avoid gaining weight in the first place than to get too heavy then have to lose weight, so I just avoided gaining weight. Was that a mistake?
  • rdberg1957

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    Sep 22, 2015 3:39 AM GMT
    silly man. If those of us who gained weight could have avoided it, don't you think we would have?
  • BBBBuilder

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    Sep 22, 2015 5:19 AM GMT
    Whiplash, AKA "the concertina effect": lose too much weight too fast, diet's done or becomes unsustainable and you gain it all back. Depending on nutrient composition of your diet, you could also suffer from vitamin or mineral deficiencies. And there were a few cases of people whose hearts exhibited elevated rates during similar diets but they were not statistically relevant at the time of the study I've read was conducted, but mentioned as a cautionary tale nonetheless.

    All in all, if you have access to a doctor, a nutritionist and a trainer and they all say go for it, by all means - GO FOR IT!
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    Sep 22, 2015 10:24 PM GMT
    Eating too few calories turns your metabolism into a slug. Famine syndrome. Metabolic syndrome. Skinny fat.

    You have to fuel to the furnace. Fat burns in the flame of carbohydrate.

    Atkins is stupid.

    Eat sensibly and do resistance training.

    You're after metabolic activation, not metabolic slowness.

    You need calories to be active. Period.
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    Sep 22, 2015 11:31 PM GMT
    Not trying to be a dick at all, but can anyone explain to me why so many people recently seem to not know the difference between "lose" and "loose"?

    This seems to be a very recent thing. I never saw this just five years ago.

    I've even seen this misspelling on a crawler on CNN (the little bar at the bottom of the screen that scrolls news headlines).

    Lose = You lost something (like weight)
    Loose = Not tight, your pants are falling off.
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    Sep 23, 2015 2:51 AM GMT
    Global_Citizen saidNot trying to be a dick at all, but can anyone explain to me why so many people recently seem to not know the difference between "lose" and "loose"?

    This seems to be a very recent thing. I never saw this just five years ago.

    I've even seen this misspelling on a crawler on CNN (the little bar at the bottom of the screen that scrolls news headlines).

    Lose = You lost something (like weight)
    Loose = Not tight, your pants are falling off.


    Thank god someone else gets bothered by this.
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    Sep 23, 2015 3:10 AM GMT
    FRE0 saidI always figured that it would be easier to avoid gaining weight in the first place than to get too heavy then have to lose weight, so I just avoided gaining weight. Was that a mistake?

    Of course not. I just envy you, because I was not able to do the same. In my mid-40s I realized I was turning into my Father. Not an awful fate, has some good aspects, and I admired him a lot. It just surprised me, I had always thought I was more like my Mother.

    And one thing that happened to him was weight gain, at the same age as me and exactly the same pattern like I'm seeing now. Just like my hair loss. I'm not shifting the blame to him, if it is genetics, just means I gotta work harder at losing weight (the hair loss and graying is a lost cause). I control my own weight, not my late Father.

    But damn it's hard! Friends all know I eat like the proverbial bird. Many times in restaurants I don't have the entrée, merely an appetizer served me, perhaps a light salad, while they are eating a full dinner. I can't exercise much because of my numerous mobility issues. But even so I really try. I think I gain weight from just breathing air. icon_sad.gif

    So blessed are they who can stay trim at our ages.

  • Sep 23, 2015 1:27 PM GMT
    I want to lose ( not loose) weight solely with dieting at first. I don't want to be muscular, I actually want to be runaway model thin.
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    Oct 05, 2015 7:25 PM GMT
    Invetedlotus123 saidI actually want to be runaway model thin.


    Well at least you have reasonable expectations...

    A lot of those girls pay a heavy price (via eating disorders) to get or maintain that, even at very young ages. Diet all you want but respect your genetics, man.

    I lost about ~45 last year. I roller-coastered a bit after that but I'm currently re-energized and I only expect to lose another 5-10 before I'm where I want to be. I don't see anything that worries me now but I was VERY worried at first, after reading about this issue on the Internet.
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    Oct 06, 2015 9:57 AM GMT
    Being obese, has health problems, e.g. Heart conditions, Knee and back problems, high cholestrol. Losing weight too fast can have health problems as well, unless you replenish the body with added nutrition, such as multi-vitamins and Protein drinks using Low Fat milk. By depleting the body too quickly of nutrients, can lead to Liver and Kidney problems. Drink enough fluids and eat enough vegetables.