I have been doinn my diet (well, eating well and properly) for about 5 days now. As usual, if I eat properly and not loads of rubbish (crisps, chocolate etc) the weight just falls off me. Since most people have the problem of dieting and not losing anything, some people have the opposite. How much is it safe to lose in a week? I know that initially you lose alot (mostly water?) and it slows down, but i think mine will slow down to 4/5 pounds a week (even with a few tasty treats). Is this a safe sensible amount to lose? I dont want to lose too much too soon since i had a big issue with loose skin last time, and thats pretty much cleared up. Its my pot belly that I need to lose. Doing situps and eating well as i said, just dont want to lose too much too soon out of fear of lose skin instead of a lean tight stomach, which is my dream!