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Losing 1 pound in 3 days?

IamFitISHIamFitISH Member Posts: 50 Member Member Posts: 50 Member
So I have never lost that much usually in 3 days but is that ok if I were to. Also I am not counting weight fluctuations.
edited June 1


  • ninerbuffninerbuff Member, Greeter Posts: 45,626 Member Member, Greeter Posts: 45,626 Member
    What kind of weight? The scale DOESN'T tell you. Losing 1 pure pound of body fat would require a pure 3500 calorie burn of fat only................................and that's TOTALLY unlikely.
    Chalk it up to weight fluctuation. A little fat, a little carbs, and a little water.

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  • neanderthinneanderthin Member Posts: 7,779 Member Member Posts: 7,779 Member
    I have fluctuate up and down 5 lbs some days. True story.
  • IamFitISHIamFitISH Member Posts: 50 Member Member Posts: 50 Member
    Ok, thanks for the help.
  • lmf1012lmf1012 Member Posts: 405 Member Member Posts: 405 Member
    Weight does not drop in a nice linear fashion, I can stay the same weight over 3 days or drop a pound over 3 days. It is the overall trend that tends to even out to a loss that coincides fairly close to your deficit.

    Have you been weighing daily and looking at the trend over time? If so, I would imagine you are not losing 1 lb every 3 days? How long have you been at this and tracking?
  • Beverly2HansenBeverly2Hansen Member Posts: 357 Member Member Posts: 357 Member
    2lbs a week would put you around that number but IDK your stats or deficit.
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