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Old 04-20-2015, 10:25 PM   #1
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Is there a safe, productive, and healthy way for someone to lose 5 lbs a week? Especially if they are in their early 30s and already have a mild hypothyroid condiction?
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Old 04-20-2015, 11:13 PM   #2
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I don't know about the thyroid issue, but I've lost 5 lbs a week in the past and it was all good. Also in my 30s and otherwise very healthy. With the Ideal Protein diet you are kind of expected to lose huge amounts of weight at the beginning; once I kind of settled I'd lose 3 lbs per week, which some people still consider insane.
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Old 04-20-2015, 11:43 PM   #3
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You can so it pulling a low carb diet, super strict early on. Everyone's different though....

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Old 04-21-2015, 07:22 AM   #4
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Well, maybe, but not for long. The body will put a halt on that pretty quickly because it's not healthy, really. You can only lose so much per week. Studies also show that weight lost quicker than 1 to 2 pounds per week almost always comes back.

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Old 04-21-2015, 11:11 AM   #5
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Last week was week one for me and I lost 9.2lbs. Lots of things factor into that. My high weight to begin with, the fact that I am eating a very low, healthy carb diet and I've done this enough times to know that the first week most of the weight I drop is water. (It's a nice motivation to see such a big change on the scale though) I might get another decent number this week, but I am not expecting anywhere close to a 5, I'd be ecstatic with a 3.

If you've ever watched biggest loser, those people are in a controlled environment eating a very strict diet and working out is basically their 9 to 5 job. Even in that situation, some of them don't even loss 5lbs a week, and those are usually the women.
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Old 04-21-2015, 01:55 PM   #6
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I got 4lbs a week all the way down from 281lbs to 180lbs. Then my body put the breaks on.

5lbs a week would be tough, especially for a lady. Unless you are very big.

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Old 04-21-2015, 03:18 PM   #7
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It's not a good idea, no. Why do you want to lose weight that fast? If you explain more about that, I'm sure we can help you.
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It depends how much you have to lose and can be perfectly healthy. As long as you are eating healthy, hydrating, and consuming adequate calories in a HEALTHY manner, you could lose 5lbs a week especially if you are exercising a lot. Just make sure to stay hydrated. Eat lean protein, organic veggies, and only drink water.
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