Losing weight too fast...

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Hello,
I've lost 17 pounds in 48 days. My grandma swears that I am going to fast and that I am going about this in an unhealthy way but I disagree. I work out, I get adequate amounts of food, I even have cheat days. You could look at my diary if you'd like. Any opinions?

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  • SueInAz
    SueInAz Posts: 6,592 Member
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    Much of that weight loss was probably water-weight. Your rate of loss should slow over time as you lose mass, and get used to the exercises you're doing, because you'll be burning less calories. As long as you are eating right and not depriving yourself, I don't see the problem. You may simply want to stop talking about your weight loss with your grandmother. They tend to worry and have old-fashioned ideas about weight loss because it's all they know. :)
  • terbusha
    terbusha Posts: 1,483 Member
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    Right on! I'm assuming you probably lost more weight at the beginning and since then your weight loss has slowed down a bit? I see that you're calories/day varies a good deal. I would try to be more consistent about that. I would shoot to drop 1-2 lbs/week while eating a healthy diet and doing 5-6 days/week of intense exercise. 30-60 minutes/day is all you need. You don't have to spend a couple hours on a treadmill or something like that.

    What I do and what I recommend to people is to eat at a calorie level that allows you to make good progress towards your goal. If you are trying to lose weight, eat so you drop 1-2 lbs/week. This assumes an average calorie burn from you getting in all of your workouts. This will be different for everyone, so you'll have to do some trial and error to figure it out. I'd start ~1600 cal/day. Hit this goal, along with your macros and getting in your workouts, for a week. If you lose 1-2 lbs, you're good to go. If you lose too much, increase your intake and repeat. If you don't lose enough, reduce your intake a bit and repeat. After a few weeks, you'll figure out what works for you in your situation.