Too much or just right?

previous topic · next topic

Joined: Apr 13
Posts: 2

Posted: 05 Apr 2013, 15:21
When I decided to diet I weighed in at 230 lbs and 6ft tall.
I decided maybe a realistic goal would be to lose 30 lbs by the end of April then maybe work further from there.
( My ultimate goal is 180 )

After the first few days I weighed and checked in and it said I am losing an average of 2.5 lbs per day. Is that considered a lot or okay? Also do you think 30 lbs in about a month is reasonable or should I set lower?

Joined: Aug 12
Posts: 1,286

Posted: 05 Apr 2013, 15:40
That's kind of fast. You should expect your rate of loss to slow down to 1-2 pounds a week.

Joined: Apr 11
Posts: 367

Posted: 05 Apr 2013, 16:17
What eKatherine said.

To lose 1 pound a day, you'd have to be at a 3500 calorie deficit every day. That's just not realistic - even for a starvation diet. Slow and steady wins the weight loss race. I took 50 weeks to lose 53 pounds.
155: After regaining 16 pounds. It's my goal again.
155: Goal Weight | March 17, 2012!!!! I did it!
Size 8: levi's jeans | February 3, 2012 (Actually, I'm a size 6. I skipped Cool
168: BMI 24.8 no longer overweight | December 1, 2011
174: Vegas vacation | September 15, 2011 (two weeks early)
180: first 27 pounds gone | August 25, 2011
186: 10% body weight lost | July 14, 2011
199: 200's gone forever | May 12, 2011
207: Starting Weight | April 28, 2011

Joined: Jan 13
Posts: 994

Posted: 05 Apr 2013, 16:38
I've only heard of people who had bariatric surgery who lost that much weight in a week. Remember, your organs all need calories to function too.

Joined: Feb 11
Posts: 1,223

Posted: 05 Apr 2013, 17:40
Since you've just started, it is more likely a reflection of fluid loss and the initial shock to your system. It should naturally slow down.
Kathy Vanish

Joined: Dec 12
Posts: 1,057

Posted: 05 Apr 2013, 21:40
When I started I initially dropped that fast to, but it leveled off now and so I only lose 1 to 2 pounds a week. Congrats on the weight loss.
Tomorrow is fresh with no mistakes in it.

Joined: Apr 13
Posts: 2

Posted: 14 Apr 2013, 21:48
Sorry I took so long to reply to these but lifes been hectic lately. I see one mistake I was making. I saw where it said 3500 cals and thought it meant I need to eat that much and that seemed impossible. When counting calories I was barely getting past 1200-1500 before I felt like I cant eat no more. Now I know and can adjust accordingly. Thanks for the info/help/advice.

Joined: Sep 09
Posts: 1,995

Posted: 15 Apr 2013, 03:35
Also, please keep in mind that the "losing/gaining so-and-so-much" thingy on our bio page has a mind of its own. I have had it claiming that I was gaining 35 lbs per week. Very Happy
Visit my website:

"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
- Kingkeld.
"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.

I went from morbidly obese to being the owner of TABDIG - a weight loss coaching service that helps people worldwide losing weight. It's been an amazing journey. From October 4th 2010 to April 3rd 2012 I lost half my body weight - 80 kilos/170 lbs. Since then, I have had two cosmetic surgeries to remove excess skin. I have now quadrupled my strength, gained several kilos in muscle mass, and today I focus on building muscle, optimizing my diet, living healthy and helping people to reach the very same goals. I am stronger, healthier, thinner, happier! If you feel that you need help losing weight, don't hesitate to send me an inbox message.

Forum Search
Advanced forum search

Latest Posts

If your metabolism slows down as you get older, do you need to do more to lose weight than a younger
@ mariezzz Thank you so much for your response. Great to hear that you and your husband are managing to walk and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Keep it up and well done to both of you. Good luck!
by derv999 on 23 Mar 18 05:01 AM
changes to pie chart
hi guys how do i change the pie chart to show present situation rather than adding the days together ? kind regards Ed...(aka needosh).
by Needosh on 22 Mar 18 11:05 AM
Apple Cider Vinegar (organic ) and Omega 3 ESSENTIAL ADDITIONS
Thank you so much for the information. Was not sure about the apple cider vinegar because I have a hernia on the small intestine & 1 on the large one & do not know how it would affect it. But will ...
by Skippy1976 on 22 Mar 18 07:29 AM
tips to lose weight even faster:
Eat a high-protein breakfast. ... Avoid sugary drinks and fruit juice. ... Drink water a half hour before meals. ... Choose weight loss-friendly foods (see list). ... Eat soluble fiber. ... Drink coffee ...
by Letachristy on 22 Mar 18 02:30 AM
Diet Sodas
adamevegod1 wrote: Diablo, chill dude. Your gonna hurt yourself. Nah he's doing good work to dispel misinformation. We need more of that, actually. For example, here's a study published in O ...
by ieGod on 21 Mar 18 01:27 PM