how much is safe?

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Worried21, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. Worried21

    Worried21 Guest

    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!
     
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  2. Weight Watcher guidelines say that you should only lose 1-2 lbs a week, with the exception of in the
    beginning, but it should average out over time to about 1-2 lbs a week.

    Debbie

    "Worried21" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > 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!
     
  3. no advice but good luck, Lee
    Worried21 <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > 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!
     
  4. Petal

    Petal Guest

    As Deb said, 1-2 lbs. a week is considered healthy. Anything more, and you risk losing muscle as
    well as fat (which is not a good thing). You may have a higher loss the first couple of weeks,
    depending on how much you need to lose, your age, how many times you've lost and gained weight
    before, etc.

    Cheers, Petal

    "Worried21" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > 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!
     
  5. Limeyno1

    Limeyno1 Guest

    Shouldn't lose more that 1-2 pounds per week. You're right fast weight loss means fast regain.

    "Worried21" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > 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!
     
  6. Kate Dicey

    Kate Dicey Guest

    Worried21 wrote:
    >
    > 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!

    WW recommends 1-1 1/2 lbs per week. If you are VERY heavy, you may lose more to start with, but this
    initial rapid loss will slow down to a more sensible rate soon.
    --

    Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons http://www.diceyhome.free-online.co.uk
    Click on Kate's Pages and explore!
     
  7. Ray Miller

    Ray Miller Guest

    On Tue, 6 Jan 2004 00:18:32 -0000, "Worried21" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >As usual, if I eat properly and not loads of rubbish (crisps, chocolate etc) the weight just
    >falls off me.

    >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!

    1-2 pounds is the standard response. But maybe you should try to limit it a bit more than that. Look
    at 1lb a week maximum.

    Also you should try eating as much protein as possible. One way I increased protein intake without
    increasing fat is to buy some of the whey protein powder. Sprincle a measure on your porridge in
    the morning, or sprinkle it into a milk shake (having a good breakfast is a great idea by the
    way). It''ll help keep you full longer and help retain, and maybe gain some muscle if you are
    doing some weights.

    Take a look at http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/body.htm This shows that 140-184 is the 'normal'
    range for a guy of your size/weight. So you target of 140 is a bit on the low side.

    Take a look at http://www.exrx.net/Calculators/CalRequire.html It'll give you an idea of how many
    calories a day you need to maintain. 500 less than that = 1lb a week lost, 1000 less = 2lbs a week.
    And www.fitday.com will help you track the calories accurately.

    Have you been able to measure your bodyfat %?

    Good luck.

    Ray
    --
    rmnsuk overall - 273/209/182
     
  8. Worried21

    Worried21 Guest

    Im going to try and keep it at 2 then, ill eat more so i dont lose.. but ill eat good stuff.

    Stats - Im 21, 6 feet tall. 170 pounds, I would like to be 140 pounds. That may seem thin for
    someone of 6 feet, but my only weight is fat, i dont have much muscle.

    Eating habits - I eat porridge for breakfast. A sandwich for lunch, maybe a packet of crisps too
    (potattoes chips in the USA), then for dinner a sensible meal. Not major health eating, not bad
    eating. Just sensible. If I feel like a snack ill have fruit, or nuts, or raisons, or a rye/wheat
    cracker. Not drining fizzy drinks anymore, just water.

    Exercise - Im trying to do situps every night (since its my big round belly that i want to lose).
    When I first started seeing my girlfriend I used to run down this road at her house. It was good
    cause it was flat and straight and when you reached a certain sign post it was 1 mile exactly. So 2
    miles there and back, i used to do this 3 times a week. I will do this again.

    "Petal" <[email protected]#NoSpam#yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > As Deb said, 1-2 lbs. a week is considered healthy. Anything more, and you risk losing muscle as
    > well as fat (which is not a good thing). You may
    have
    > a higher loss the first couple of weeks, depending on how much you need to lose, your age, how
    > many times you've lost and gained weight before, etc.
    >
    > Cheers, Petal
    >
    > "Worried21" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > > 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!
    > >
    > >
    >
     
  9. Worried21

    Worried21 Guest

    Excellant advice ray.

    Ill mention a few things:

    I have never ever previously ate breakfast. I do not feel hungry in the morning and the thought of
    food makes me feel sick. But recently I have been eating porridge (4 days) and im in the habit of
    waking up and feeling the need for it! so thats good. I have noticed that it does indeed keep me
    fuller. Previously at lunchtime i was soooo hungry and id overeat and feel bad, now i dont need a
    big lunch. It also stops me impulse eating or buyign that sausage roll as a snack.

    I already have some protein whey powder incidently, which I will start taking again as soon as i've
    found out what workout methods I will be using in order to tone up.

    The way I see it is this: Im not fat, but im the higher end of normal weight for my height. I want
    to trim down a bit (ill probably stop before i reach 140 pounds if i think im looking too thin),
    then I will start toning up with weights.

    To trim down, as well as eating well, I will go running 2 miles 3 times a week. This should
    sort it out.

    In relation to the bodyfat question: Not as yet, I happened to see some scales that measure weight
    and bodyfat in a shop yesterday for £30. Made by 'sharper image'. They looked quite good. Im aware
    of the benefit, you can see that you have indeed put weight ON but your body fat has gone down, thus
    meaning you have lost weight and gained muscle. Correct? im learning :)

    "ray miller" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > On Tue, 6 Jan 2004 00:18:32 -0000, "Worried21" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >As usual, if I eat properly and not loads of rubbish (crisps, chocolate etc) the weight just
    > >falls off me.
    >
    > >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!
    >
    > 1-2 pounds is the standard response. But maybe you should try to limit it a bit more than that.
    > Look at 1lb a week maximum.
    >
    > Also you should try eating as much protein as possible. One way I increased protein intake without
    > increasing fat is to buy some of the whey protein powder. Sprincle a measure on your porridge in
    > the morning, or sprinkle it into a milk shake (having a good breakfast is a great idea by the
    > way). It''ll help keep you full longer and help retain, and maybe gain some muscle if you are
    > doing some weights.
    >
    > Take a look at http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/body.htm This shows that 140-184 is the 'normal'
    > range for a guy of your size/weight. So you target of 140 is a bit on the low side.
    >
    > Take a look at http://www.exrx.net/Calculators/CalRequire.html It'll give you an idea of how many
    > calories a day you need to maintain. 500 less than that = 1lb a week lost, 1000 less = 2lbs a
    > week. And www.fitday.com will help you track the calories accurately.
    >
    > Have you been able to measure your bodyfat %?
    >
    > Good luck.
    >
    > Ray
    > --
    > rmnsuk overall - 273/209/182
     
  10. Mette

    Mette Guest

    > Eating habits - I eat porridge for breakfast. A sandwich for lunch, maybe
    a
    > packet of crisps too (potattoes chips in the USA), then for dinner a sensible meal. Not major
    > health eating, not bad eating. Just sensible. If
    I
    > feel like a snack ill have fruit, or nuts, or raisons, or a rye/wheat cracker. Not drining fizzy
    > drinks anymore, just water.

    You might want to check out the nutritional info on the crisp. There are 400-500 grams of fat in
    just 100 grams of potato chips. 100 grams is half a regular bag of chips (about 4 oz/100 grams). You
    may be eating more calories than you think. A part from that, potato chips do not really fill your
    stomach...

    > Exercise - Im trying to do situps every night (since its my big round
    belly
    > that i want to lose).

    When you do situps you definitely strengthen your ab muscles, which will give you a better posture.
    But it will still be hiding behind the belly fat. Doing sit ups does not remove the belly, since you
    can spot-reduce. But overall muscle training and cardi-exercise will help burn off the fat, so that
    the ab muscles eventually will show.
     
  11. Ray Miller

    Ray Miller Guest

    On Tue, 6 Jan 2004 20:27:46 -0000, "Worried21" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I have never ever previously ate breakfast.

    I never ate breakfast as well, until I joined this group and it really helps. I'm still not a
    morning person.

    >I already have some protein whey powder incidently, which I will start taking again as soon as i've
    >found out what workout methods I will be using in order to tone up.

    I got some weights from Argos, or you could look in the local papers. This time of year is great for
    weights/cardio machines:) I do squat, deadlift, bench, and rows three times a week, then fill a
    session to 40 minutes with curls, calf raises, dumbbell rows, leg extensions, pressups, etc or
    whatever takes my fancy. Then cardio the other three days - actually i have real problems with
    cardio, but I try. The EX-RX site shows how to do the exercises, and what muscles they work.

    >The way I see it is this: Im not fat, but im the higher end of normal weight for my height. I want
    >to trim down a bit (ill probably stop before i reach 140 pounds if i think im looking too thin),
    >then I will start toning up with weights.

    sounds good.

    >To trim down, as well as eating well, I will go running 2 miles 3 times a week. This should
    >sort it out.
    >
    >Im aware of the benefit, you can see that you have indeed put weight ON but your body fat has gone
    >down, thus meaning you have lost weight and gained muscle. Correct? im learning :)

    :)

    Ray
    --
    rmnsuk overall - 273/209/182
     
  12. Why are you wanting to lose more weight, you are within the guidelines for someone of your height?
    The guidelines say that an adult 6 feet tall, should weigh between 147-184 lbs. If you weigh 170 you
    are right in the middle and if you are complaining about a large tummy, have you looked at the kids
    that are starving in third world countries? They have tummies like that too, but they are
    malnourished and because of poor diets they have distended tummies. This is only my opinion, but I
    would start going to a gym and eating better. More fruits and vegetables are needed in your diet and
    quality proteins. Maybe you should start working out with a trainer, to get yourself into shape so
    you can sculpt the body you want rather than dropping 30 lbs and still having a distended tummy due
    to the poor eating habits.

    Just my two cents/pence worth, take it for what it is worth.

    Debbie

    "Worried21" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Im going to try and keep it at 2 then, ill eat more so i dont lose.. but
    ill
    > eat good stuff.
    >
    > Stats - Im 21, 6 feet tall. 170 pounds, I would like to be 140 pounds.
    That
    > may seem thin for someone of 6 feet, but my only weight is fat, i dont
    have
    > much muscle.
    >
    > Eating habits - I eat porridge for breakfast. A sandwich for lunch, maybe
    a
    > packet of crisps too (potattoes chips in the USA), then for dinner a sensible meal. Not major
    > health eating, not bad eating. Just sensible. If
    I
    > feel like a snack ill have fruit, or nuts, or raisons, or a rye/wheat cracker. Not drining fizzy
    > drinks anymore, just water.
    >
    > Exercise - Im trying to do situps every night (since its my big round
    belly
    > that i want to lose). When I first started seeing my girlfriend I used to run down this road at
    > her house. It was good cause it was flat and
    straight
    > and when you reached a certain sign post it was 1 mile exactly. So 2 miles there and back, i used
    > to do this 3 times a week. I will do this again.
    >
    >
    >
    > "Petal" <[email protected]#NoSpam#yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > As Deb said, 1-2 lbs. a week is considered healthy. Anything more, and
    you
    > > risk losing muscle as well as fat (which is not a good thing). You may
    > have
    > > a higher loss the first couple of weeks, depending on how much you need
    to
    > > lose, your age, how many times you've lost and gained weight before,
    etc.
    > >
    > > Cheers, Petal
    > >
    > > "Worried21" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > > > 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!
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > >
    >
     
  13. Fred

    Fred Guest

    Ah, finally, some frank, a..kicking advice. Way to go!

    On Tue, 6 Jan 2004 20:01:13 -0800, "Deb in Northern California"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Why are you wanting to lose more weight, you are within the guidelines for someone of your height?
    >The guidelines say that an adult 6 feet tall, should weigh between 147-184 lbs. If you weigh 170
    >you are right in the middle and if you are complaining about a large tummy, have you looked at the
    >kids that are starving in third world countries? They have tummies like that too, but they are
    >malnourished and because of poor diets they have distended tummies. This is only my opinion, but I
    >would start going to a gym and eating better. More fruits and vegetables are needed in your diet
    >and quality proteins. Maybe you should start working out with a trainer, to get yourself into shape
    >so you can sculpt the body you want rather than dropping 30 lbs and still having a distended tummy
    >due to the poor eating habits.
    >
    >Just my two cents/pence worth, take it for what it is worth.
    >
    >Debbie
    >
    >"Worried21" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >> Im going to try and keep it at 2 then, ill eat more so i dont lose.. but
    >ill
    >> eat good stuff.
    >>
    >> Stats - Im 21, 6 feet tall. 170 pounds, I would like to be 140 pounds.
    >That
    >> may seem thin for someone of 6 feet, but my only weight is fat, i dont
    >have
    >> much muscle.
    >>
    >> Eating habits - I eat porridge for breakfast. A sandwich for lunch, maybe
    >a
    >> packet of crisps too (potattoes chips in the USA), then for dinner a sensible meal. Not major
    >> health eating, not bad eating. Just sensible. If
    >I
    >> feel like a snack ill have fruit, or nuts, or raisons, or a rye/wheat cracker. Not drining fizzy
    >> drinks anymore, just water.
    >>
    >> Exercise - Im trying to do situps every night (since its my big round
    >belly
    >> that i want to lose). When I first started seeing my girlfriend I used to run down this road at
    >> her house. It was good cause it was flat and
    >straight
    >> and when you reached a certain sign post it was 1 mile exactly. So 2 miles there and back, i used
    >> to do this 3 times a week. I will do this again.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Petal" <[email protected]#NoSpam#yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]...
    >> > As Deb said, 1-2 lbs. a week is considered healthy. Anything more, and
    >you
    >> > risk losing muscle as well as fat (which is not a good thing). You may
    >> have
    >> > a higher loss the first couple of weeks, depending on how much you need
    >to
    >> > lose, your age, how many times you've lost and gained weight before,
    >etc.
    >> >
    >> > Cheers, Petal
    >> >
    >> > "Worried21" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >> > > 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!
    >> > >
    >> > >
    >> > >
    >> >
    >> >
    >>
    >
     
  14. I don't tend to say much most times, as someone else always says it, but this man needs a kick in
    the pants if he thinks he is fat, when he is truly malnourishing himself.

    Debbie

    "Fred" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Ah, finally, some frank, a..kicking advice. Way to go!
    >
    > On Tue, 6 Jan 2004 20:01:13 -0800, "Deb in Northern California"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >Why are you wanting to lose more weight, you are within the guidelines
    for
    > >someone of your height? The guidelines say that an adult 6 feet tall, should weigh between 147-
    > >184 lbs. If you weigh 170 you are right in the middle and if you are complaining about a large
    > >tummy, have you looked at the kids that are starving in third world countries? They have tummies
    like
    > >that too, but they are malnourished and because of poor diets they have distended tummies. This
    > >is only my opinion, but I would start going to a gym and eating better. More fruits and
    > >vegetables are needed in your
    diet
    > >and quality proteins. Maybe you should start working out with a trainer,
    to
    > >get yourself into shape so you can sculpt the body you want rather than dropping 30 lbs and still
    > >having a distended tummy due to the poor eating habits.
    > >
    > >Just my two cents/pence worth, take it for what it is worth.
    > >
    > >Debbie
    > >
    > >"Worried21" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > >> Im going to try and keep it at 2 then, ill eat more so i dont lose..
    but
    > >ill
    > >> eat good stuff.
    > >>
    > >> Stats - Im 21, 6 feet tall. 170 pounds, I would like to be 140 pounds.
    > >That
    > >> may seem thin for someone of 6 feet, but my only weight is fat, i dont
    > >have
    > >> much muscle.
    > >>
    > >> Eating habits - I eat porridge for breakfast. A sandwich for lunch,
    maybe
    > >a
    > >> packet of crisps too (potattoes chips in the USA), then for dinner a sensible meal. Not major
    > >> health eating, not bad eating. Just sensible.
    If
    > >I
    > >> feel like a snack ill have fruit, or nuts, or raisons, or a rye/wheat cracker. Not drining
    > >> fizzy drinks anymore, just water.
    > >>
    > >> Exercise - Im trying to do situps every night (since its my big round
    > >belly
    > >> that i want to lose). When I first started seeing my girlfriend I used
    to
    > >> run down this road at her house. It was good cause it was flat and
    > >straight
    > >> and when you reached a certain sign post it was 1 mile exactly. So 2
    miles
    > >> there and back, i used to do this 3 times a week. I will do this again.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "Petal" <[email protected]#NoSpam#yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    > >> news:[email protected]...
    > >> > As Deb said, 1-2 lbs. a week is considered healthy. Anything more,
    and
    > >you
    > >> > risk losing muscle as well as fat (which is not a good thing). You
    may
    > >> have
    > >> > a higher loss the first couple of weeks, depending on how much you
    need
    > >to
    > >> > lose, your age, how many times you've lost and gained weight before,
    > >etc.
    > >> >
    > >> > Cheers, Petal
    > >> >
    > >> > "Worried21" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > >> > > 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!
    > >> > >
    > >> > >
    > >> > >
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >>
     
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