Originally Posted by K8-EEE
Despite lectures that "you'll only lose water!" I can happily report that my jeans that were tight last week aren't tight now; so, yay!
Well-actually we said that you will lose water and muscle mass.
Your body is composed of a lot of water all throughout your body-as well as the muscle mass-so it is very possible for your jeans to be looser through water/muscle loss. With too low protein and no exercise while restricting your calorie levels-SOMETHING has to be lost from your body-so those are the two main components going-not fat.
There is really no reason to continue with this thread-as it is redundant to the other one recently posted up here-so I am going to close this one.
blondie-if you want to read the other thread and all the information there-it is the one called "I Want To Lose 10 Pounds in Three Weeks!" or something like that.
I have lost over 46 pounds in the past two years...not only that-but medically speaking my heart condition (athletically) blood tests such as cholesterol and everything have greatly improved...my doctor told me I have an "athletic heart" with a very good recovery rate after exercise...and my body fat percentage (measurement of actual body fat) has dropped significantly over the past 2 years.
If you don't exercise and don't eat right-you can lose 10 pounds and not any of it be fat at all...it can be water weight and your lean muscle mass that you want to keep-the result being you are a little smaller-but all the wiggly jiggly stuff you want to get rid of and don't like seeing in a bathing suit-is STILL there. The fat.
I got that through lots of strength training and cardio exercise...and proper nutrition-eating whole foods such as lean protein, beans, peas, and legumes, fruits and veggies, and whole grain carbohydrates in place of processed junk-not a cabbage soup diet.