(Closed) How much can I lose? I need your help bees!

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

It is deemed safe by many doctors that it’s safe to lose around 1 pounds to 1 1/2 pounds per week.

Otherwise, your body loses weight too quickly and you’ll have other “side effects” crop up.

Moderation (not a diet), change your intake to healthier ones (Water instead of soda, greens instead of ice cream, so on and so forth) and exercise. Start off slow — remember to stretch for at least 10 minutes before any physical activity.

Edited because I had the wrong time line.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

@MrsPlaidShirt:  for me cutting gluten and dairy and sugary drinks made the lbs melt off (even without exercise). Granted I cut the first two cuz I’m sensitve and intolerant respectively. I also don’t really eat processed food anymore as per my ny resolutions and that might have helped. I cut way down on starches as well just because ( I eat lentils as a rice substitute).

so yea. its worked for weight loss but I am not sure which of those changes is to thank.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

1-2 lbs per week is generally considered the appropriate amount for safe and healthy weight loss.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Lose weight, not loose weight as in, your pants feel loose when you lose weight.

It is 6 weeks 5 days until April 4th.  You can lose 1.5-2 lbs per week by eating less and exercising more.   So, you can lose 10-13 lbs in that time frame.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

@MrsPlaidShirt:  Well I think if you eat meat and fruits and vegies youll have everything you need (though I do take vitamins b/c our food is devoid of nutrients now-a-days!). cutting out dairy doesn’t really change much nutritionally if you eat meat and fish.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

@MrsPlaidShirt:  bcomplex, d, and probiotics one day and iron and a multi-vitamin the next. That keeps my blood test looking good enough for my doctor (I have a hard time absorbing stuff so it can be difficult without the vitamins)

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

What medication were you on? How long were you on? How much did you gain?

Medications like prednisone are a little diferent than typical weight gain. You can gain fat on pred if you get the increased appetite but it will also pack on water. I dont get the hungries on pred I actually lose interest in food.

I just spent 3.5 weeks on prednisone and put on 9+ pounds. That doesnt sound like a lot but when you are as small as I am it is a lot its about 8% of my body mass. I was furious 5 of those pounds I packed on overnight literally.  Well I’ve been off 3 days now and overnight I dropped 2 pounds! I weigh myself the same time everyday. We anticipate this week I will drop 2-4 more. However I’m an endurance athlete, and I eat very healthy. This weight gain came during my shed for spring race season, I only had about 3-5 pounds to shed as its about body fat percentages for me. This weight gain came while my body was shedding fat so it was probably water, and we anticipate in 3-4 weeks I’ll actually be at race weight actually bellow the 9 pounds I put on. Note during even the down time I had to take due to the condition that caused the prednisone need I was swimming 3-4 miles a week and doing pilates. I couldnt run, spin, or lift weights but I could swim and stretch so I was still doing 3-4 hours of exercise in extreme pain to keep moving.

So again it depends on what medication and the type of weight. IF its fat 1-2 pounds a week. If its water it could go 2-3 times as fast with exercise, hydration, and low salt comsumption.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Just a thought: I would cut the juice too. Water and tea are great (as long as you are not adding sugar to the tea. . . . if you are, stop) both are calorie-free drinks and keep you hydrated.

Fruit juice is nothing but sugar. It’s not as good for you as everyone thinks and just makes you crave more sugar. It also spikes your insulin levels.

Stick with water, sparkling water, unsweatened tea, black coffee – all good options. Just don’t drink your calories. 

 

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I also just saw your comment about your thyroid. It is really dangerous (and difficult) to try and lose weight with a thyroid condition that is not under control. I would recommend you get your condition stabilized first – or you will just end up frustrated, confused and possibly endanger your health. 

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