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how long does it take you all to lose a good chunk of weight

just curious im hoping if i stay real serious all summer i could lose about 30 +pounds by the end of august with diet and excercise.

Wed. Jun 6, 2:25pm

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oh and what did you do anything drastic?

Wednesday, June 06, 2007, 2:26 PM

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yeah that won't work. perhaps if you starve yourself for the next 3 months you probably will but you wont be able to sustain it. it's better gradually. perhaps if you work hard this summer you could knock of 12-15 pounds and thats still pretty good.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007, 2:44 PM

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If you're really strict, you should be losing up to 1-2 pounds a week. so 12 weeks, you should be looking for 12-24 pounds.

30 pounds is probably pushing it to go that quickly.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007, 2:44 PM

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That completely depends on the person and amount of weight they have to lose. I usually lose 20-25 pouns a month at 800-1000 calories a day and excersize. But I have a lot of weight to lose.
However I never have lost less than 5 pounds a week when dieting that strong. Not to say that it is a really healthy way to go if you are that strick.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007, 3:36 PM

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i lost 30 in three months on 1200 healthy calories and lots of cardio.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007, 3:41 PM

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be careful in losing that much weight that fast. You may dehydrate yourself or put your system into starvation mode where your body holds on to every calorie it can.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007, 4:32 PM

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If you're really strict food-wise (you MUST eat at least 1200 calories per day...lots of fruit, veggies and protein), drink plenty of water and exercise (cardio, no weights), 30 pounds by August 31st is a resonable goal. It's less than 4 lbs per week. August 31st is 12 weeks away.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007, 4:42 PM

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If you're serious about eating healthy and exercising I certainly think you could "look" like you've lost 30 lbs. Don't get caught up with the number on the scale - document your tranformation in other ways like inches and bi-weekly pics.

If you look at my profile I think 12 weeks made a tremendous difference in my figure - I believe I lost 3 dress sizes but only 6 lbs. or so on the scale because fat was turning into leaner muscle during that time period that I tracked. 30 lbs. of fat lost does not come out to 30 lbs. lost on the scale. Also during my 12 weeks of tracking I was not "perfect". I was pretty consistent in the exercise department, though.

Good luck and I think you could look GREAT by the end of summer if you don't let yourself get flustered with the "numbers"


Wednesday, June 06, 2007, 5:42 PM

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to 5:42

I see your point but there is nothing wrong with losing fat and then working on toning.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007, 6:35 PM

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6:35 - actually, it is FAR better in the long run to build muscle while you are dieting than to wait until you are at or close to your goal weight.

Muscle tissue burns calories ALL THE TIME, even when you are sleeping. 10 pounds of muscle will burn approximately 350 to 500 calories a day, or an extra pound of fat every 7 to 10 days, and regular weight training boosts basal metabolic rate by about 15%.

In contrast, dieting and intense cardio alone will both cause you to lose lean muscle. Your body needs fuel, so it will begin breaking down your own muscle tissues for energy. If you lose 10 pounds of muscle, that's and extra pound of fat GAINED in 7 to 10 days, unless you continue to lower your calorie level by 500 a day.

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007, 7:28 PM

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