February 3rd, 2007, 07:30 AM
April 28th, 2007, 01:52 AM
Eat less and exercise more. But it's not good for you to loose too much weight too fast. Let it take time, even though you want everything to happen right now.
April 28th, 2007, 04:54 AM
You can lose 2.2lbs a day, it just won't be fat or healthy. 1lb/week is healthy and considered to be the quickest you can lose fat, not weight or water.
April 28th, 2007, 06:21 AM
Well Sylvester, I would recommend eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly, which you mentioned you can do.
What are your stats and goals?
April 28th, 2007, 06:27 AM
this post was written on 2/2 - and sly hasn't been back since 2/24 - guess he didn't get the answer he wanted
June 1st, 2007, 12:22 AM
sorry friends for not visiting such a great forum from such a long time.My current weight is 78kgs and height is 5 feet 10 & 1/2 inches.My target weight is 70 kgs.
June 4th, 2007, 04:34 PM
It shouldn't be difficult for you to lose 8 kilos.Eating a little more healthier and doing regular exercises is all you need to lose that extra weight.2 moths ago i gained about 4 kilos; i just stopped eating candies, cookies ,did exercises 20 min/day and ,voila, 1 month later those kilos are gone.
November 11th, 2007, 08:45 PM
I think it is really difficult to say how many days you will need. You should try to exercise regularly and to have smaller portions of food. But nevertheless I think it will take you at least 20 weeks. My doctor told me that you should lose about 0,5-1 kilo a week. During the first weeks you will lose more, but then there will be a period of time when you will lose less. But don't get frustrated during this time. That is normal, because you only lose water during the first days!
Originally Posted by stallone
November 12th, 2007, 01:06 AM
Sharp butcher's knife, a hot iron, and a really good friend... those three things should do the trick.
November 12th, 2007, 03:41 PM
The most I lost safely was 50 lbs in four months. Even then, that was eating pretty healthy and playing hockey 4-5 hours a day.
November 12th, 2007, 05:35 PM
That means that you lost about 0,3 lbs a week. Not very much, but this is the most healthiest way to lose weight I think. And it is also very important that you are able to keep this new weight if you finish being on the diet. This is not very easy. But if you have lost only a little weight during your diet it's easier to go back to "normal food" and not gain all the kilos back I guess.
Originally Posted by that one guy
November 12th, 2007, 11:06 PM
Yeah, it was really a rapid weight loss, basically just lost a bunch of weight over the summer. Its been two years since I lost the initial 60 lbs and my diet is pretty terrible but I have maintained at 215.
Originally Posted by Jane1975
I would say as long as you don't go from eating trash to eating strictly salads/1000 calories a day you won't succeed.
October 8th, 2010, 01:44 AM
0.6-kg Loss Per Day on Whey Protein Isolate Powder
I donít think itís physically possible to lose 1 kg per day, unless you are extremely obese and your body requires a few thousand more calories to maintain itself than the average obese person.
Originally Posted by stallone
I have been consistently losing 0.6 kg (1.3 lbs.) per day for the past three weeks, and my clothing is starting to look ridiculously large on me already, with my waistband folded under my tightening belt.
Any claim that one will only lose water in certain types of diet, especially when weight loss is exceedingly rapid, is utterly false. If this were true, my rapidly shrinking belly must have consisted entirely of water, which of course is untrue.
What Iíve done is purchase the best quality whey protein isolate and simply drink one mixture with water (rather than the more standard skim milk or soy milk) each morning, along with various supplements, including a fish oil capsule. That brings my daily caloric intake to somewhere between 130 cal to 170 cal, depending on the brand of whey protein used. Iíve purchased a few different flavors from a variety of brands to avoid monotony.
Because the recommended caloric intake for maintaining my current weight was over 2,200 cal according to most Web sites (but as low as 1,700 cal according to a couple of other sites), there is a huge caloric deficit each day.
Amazingly, I havenít felt hungry since the first day of this diet, and I attribute that to the lack of carbohydrate intake, which causes blood sugars to fluctuate and evoke cravings throughout the day. Also surprisingly, I feel as though I have more energy than Iíve had in a carbohydrate-based diet, because there are no crashes during the day as blood sugar levels drop. Clearly, my body is relying on ketones rather than glucose for energy, and those ketones would naturally be derived from body fat, because whey protein isolate is void of fat content just as it lacks carbohydrates.
I was dehydrated for the first three days, which is probably why I did lose as much as 3 kg per day for a while, but after ensuring full hydration throughout the day, that has been resolved, along with the accompanying headaches, and my rate of weight loss has slowed to 0.6 kg per day, which is still phenomenal.
Ideally, one should take one protein every twelve hours to ensure that one obtains the full recommended daily protein intake, but Iíve been taking a chance lately by limiting it to only one in order to maximize my short-term weight loss.
As for carbohydrates, there is no scientific evidence that a person really needs them, especially if one does not feel lethargic in any way while on the protein or protein + fat diet. Interestingly, when I do have an occasional slice of cheese at nightóobviously rich in fatórather than a second protein drink, my weight the next morning is always considerably lower than it would have been otherwise. Iím not an advocate of any theory, preferring rather to focus on the practical application and visible results, but the fact that this intake of dietary fat appears to accelerate weight loss would seem to support the Atkins theories that have been postulated since the 1970s.
Although carbohydrates are not necessarily essential for a person, the various vitamins and minerals derived from non-starchy vegetables are certainly important and are absorbed better by the body than is possible from artificial vitamin supplements. I have wondered whether my body has been using the fish oil (and flax oil) capsules as an energy source in the absence of any other dietary fat when I donít add a slice of cheese to my intake, but I wonít worry about that until I reach a more reasonable body weight.
As for the lack of fiber, it has been a blessing to me. Having IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) throughout adulthood, my stoolsóif they can even be called thatóhave always been of the consistency of mud or toothpaste, with diarrhea occurring once or twice a week. In fact, any incorporation of fiber into my diet has always triggered a flood of watery diarrhea within twenty minutes or occasionally as delayed as two hours. Now, I have actual firm stools (albeit very little ones) every second day and no longer have to worry about how close I am to a washroom (restroom for our American readers; loo for our British readers) in case of impending diarrhea.
There is considerable unsubstantiated criticism of high-proteinĖbased diets, but this diet does not exceed the recommended daily intake according to Western governmentsí standards, so it is more accurately an extreme calorie-reduced diet that is based on a small amount of protein and the absence of carbohydrates and fats, unless you choose to include them very sparingly. I do eat spinach with olive oil and balsamic vinegar occasionally when I start to worry about malnutrition, and I even try a slice of apple or orange once in a while for similar reasons, just as I eat the occasional slice of cheese.
This may be accurately labeled as a near-starvation diet, but there is no feeling of hunger or craving involved. It is only as monotonous as any other diet.
Within these three weeks, Iíve dropped from obesity to the middle of the overweight range, and I should enter the top of the normal weight range within five weeks at the latest, but possibly half than time according to my latest rate of 0.6 kg per day. I should easily reach my ideal weight within about the same period thereafter.
Afterward, Iíll resume a more balanced diet but avoid starchy foods (especially white rice, white/red potatoes, pasta, white bread, pizza, and so forth) as well as processed foods, which hasnít been much of a problem, since my wife is an Asian who mostly prepares vegetable-based meals. I attribute my 20 kg (44 lbs.) weight gain within the first five months of marriage to the enormous consumption of white rice, as I wasnít eating junk food at the time. After leaving Japan, though, the additional 5 kg or 10 kg since then has also come from soft drinks and occasional chocolate or licorice, as well as a weekly family outing for ice cream. Therefore, a healthier and considerably slower weight loss program could have consisted of the avoidance of white rice and French bread, as well as any junk food, but it seems as though the inclusion of any amount of carbohydrates in the diet starts to trigger cravings throughout the day, which I never have when only eating protein.
At the age of 45, this is the first time that Iíve ever attempted a diet, besides my first protein/fat-based diet about three years ago, when I relied on various kinds of tofu (my wife is an ethnic Korean from China, who married me in Japan, so we have the influence of three East Asian cultures with a variety of delicious tofu dishes available), chicken, cheese, and soy milk, with salad sandwiched in whole wheat pita bread. I did see success with that, but I reached a plateau that couldnít be broken, and I strangely found that more monotonous than my current diet of only whey protein isolate powder in water.
I should also mention that I spend one to three hours per day in weight-lifting exercises, including squats for a cardiovascular workout, so my caloric deficit is much greater than can be accounted for by the fact that I only consume up to 170 cal per day (not counting the fat-rich fish oil capsule).
I do look forward to eating salads, broccoli, chicken, tofu, and sweet potatoes again after reaching my ideal weight, but for now, Iím enjoying the rapidly decreasing inches around my waist as enabled by my protein-based calorie-reduced diet. Surprisingly, I donít miss Italian dishes or chocolate/licorice or soda pop at all. I do miss fruit, which has always been my favorite food and drink, but I donít crave it. If not totally bored with this diet, I would like to keep whey protein isolate as the base of my diet even after reaching the ideal weight, eventually using skim milk instead of water, and then use the vegetables, fruit, and white meat/tofu as enjoyable additions while continuing to avoid high carbohydrate foods, except for the occasional delicious sweet potato, whole grain bread, and possibly brown rice. White starches are sure to make my weight rebound, even at relatively small amountsóand we Westerners have to admit that itís hard to keep starchy foods down to small amounts after a couple of spoonfuls (or slices, in the case of pizza).
Having an Asian wife also means that there is no turkey dinner to miss during Thanksgiving and Christmas, since I donít get to enjoy them anyway, unless I attempt to prepare such a meal myself. Obviously, our Asian influence means that weíve never bought a packaged or frozen meal, as Westerners seem to subsist on, and my wife canít stand fast foods, so they havenít been a part of our married life, either, except when our three daughters beg for a hamburger or pizza about once a month and she decides to relent.
October 8th, 2010, 01:58 AM
3 year old thread, just going to lock it down as it is spam fodder.
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