Originally Posted by hangdog
I totally agree!!!!! Admittedly, at first, before I discovered the pattern, I was on the brink of insanity. Just look back to my old posts here complaining about no weight loss.
I just really wish I understood the biology behind it. I always used to think it was about calorie deficit meaning, as long as I was consuming fewer calories than I was using, the difference in lbs would come off. Older diets seemed to work that way. But then again, older diets never really worked or stuck long term. So maybe the fact that this is different is a good thing? Does it have to do with burning fat vs losing muscle? The analytical side of my brain wants to know.
There is water weight lost with every oz of fat.
We also lose lean tissue (connective tissue, unneccary blood vessles, etc) as we downsize. All of this is weight on the scale but it is NOT linear. People who stress over it will slow down their weight loss by increasing cortisol production.