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Old 07-16-2008, 01:39 PM   #1
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How many lbs should you lose in 1 week? I've been doing WW at home for 5 days now, and I have not seen any results yet. Should I already? I'm kind of discouraged. I weigh myself a billion times a day, and my weight can vary 4-5lbs! How long does it take before you actually see results usually (obviously I know 5 days is not long enough).

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Old 07-16-2008, 01:41 PM   #2
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1-2 lbs a week is good. If you are losing more than that its more likely that you are losing muscle. Usually when you start a new diet you lose the most in the first week. You should weigh yourself in the mornings and be consistant. As you can tell your weight varies a lot throughout the day, and also throughout the month! good luck.
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Old 07-16-2008, 01:43 PM   #3
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A safe rate of weight loss is generally 1-2 lbs. per week - more if you are obese, less if you are trying to shed those last few pounds. You should weigh yourself 1x/week to get the most accurate results (definitely no more than 2x/week). How much are you exercising?

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I weigh myself a billion times a day, and my weight can vary 4-5lbs!
MellyMay - don't do this LOL. At the absolute most, weigh yourself once per day, at the same time. Preferably in the morning. You weight will go up and down during the day depending upon how much water your body is retaining, the weight of the actual food you eat, and any beverages you drink.

Weight loss is so individual. There will be weeks where you won't see a single pound loss, even though you were very good with the plan. Then weeks where you lose, even though you probably shouldn't.
Weight loss isn't linear.

Shoot for 1-2% of your body weight on average. For your starting weight, that would be 1.5 pounds a week for a good rate of loss.

Even at my highest weight, the most I ever lost in one week was 4 pounds. Most weeks it is around a pound. Took quite a while, but one pound at a time and I am almost to goal. You can do it, too - just have patience!
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