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Weightloss, how big?

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20 Apr 2011 18:48 #6645 by CphBel
CphBel created the topic: Weightloss, how big?
I am on day 2 of what I expect to be a 50 day juice fast/feast.
I am currently 168 pounds (21 year old female, moderately active). My question is, how much is 'normal' or expected to loose?
I know that no two people are alike and it therefore is practicly impossible to use the phrase 'normal' in this way.
But there must be some kind of average or perhaps between this and this that is normal :)

I am drinking between 2-3 liters of both green and fruit juice a day.

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20 Apr 2011 19:55 #6648 by Mrs. L
Mrs. L replied the topic: Re: Weightloss, how big?

CphBel wrote: My question is, how much is 'normal' or expected to loose?
I know that no two people are alike and it therefore is practicly impossible to use the phrase 'normal' in this way.
But there must be some kind of average or perhaps between this and this that is normal :)

Hello Cphbel!
Your question is a legitimate one. I know you have to be in a certain number (ratio) of body fat mass and weight and height. I do not have that ratio on top of my head now. But one thing I will assure you, if you stick to the plan you set, you will have the answers not only to your question but may be you might start to see life in general through a window you never know existed.

Good Luck.
Mrs. L

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20 Apr 2011 22:07 #6652 by TheFastDoctor
TheFastDoctor replied the topic: Re: Weightloss, how big?
Excellent advice from Mrs L there, and welcome with your forst post dear Cph!

Bear in mind that you can GAIN weight on a fruit diet.. that is, if you take in enough fruit (which one can indeed do if you turn it into a liquid beforehand, instead of chewing it yourself).

Metabolically, juice is "fast fruit".. it contains all the sugars and other sources of energy (calories) that the original contained. Thus how much you lose (or gain) will depend on the energy balance: In and out. Basal metabolism plus exercise is weighed against the volume of fruit you eat - or drink.

André

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21 Apr 2011 18:03 #6655 by gsonik65
gsonik65 replied the topic: Re: Weightloss, how big?
Hi CphBel,

Technically speaking 1 lb of fat = about 3,000 calories. So if you go on water fast you can expect at least pound a day drop. But it fluctuates depending on how far you are in your fast and how much exercise you are doing. Weight loss is usually greater in the beginning and slows down at the end.

My 2 cents from own experience.

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02 May 2011 06:28 #6703 by Bradley07
Bradley07 replied the topic: Re: Weightloss, how big?

gsonik65 wrote: Hi CphBel,

Technically speaking 1 lb of fat = about 3,000 calories. So if you go on water fast you can expect at least pound a day drop. But it fluctuates depending on how far you are in your fast and how much exercise you are doing. Weight loss is usually greater in the beginning and slows down at the end.

My 2 cents from own experience.


1lb of fat = 3500 calories.

From my short fasting experiences, and from what I have read, it seems that most people lose on average 2lbs a day while water fasting. While juice fasting I do not know. Remember, when it comes to losing fat (not just weight) it is calories vs. calories out. As the doctor noted, if you take in a lot of calories through fruit, you may not lose weight that quickly.

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03 May 2011 00:45 #6704 by CphBel
CphBel replied the topic: Re: Weightloss, how big?
2 lbs a day on water fast.. can that be true? Sounds a bit high?

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03 May 2011 01:00 #6705 by AKHealth
AKHealth replied the topic: Re: Weightloss, how big?
The figure 1 lb fat = 3000 - 3500 calories seems about right; however, unless you're a lumberjack, I can't imagine burning 7000 calories per day. Even at my most active while climbing mountains, I think I topped out at 5000 - 6000 calories per day, but I would never dream of doing that during a water fast.

I'm a very active person and have been losing approximately one pound of fat per day so far during the normalized phase of my water fast.

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03 May 2011 02:37 #6706 by TheFastDoctor
TheFastDoctor replied the topic: Re: Weightloss, how big?
In the Metric world I have personally observed a fasting patient lose 45 kilograms in 45 days. I know it does not add up to the typical figures of energy in and out, but it did seem to be sustained. Bear in mind that most of the energy in fat, when it is broken down, takes the form of ketones, which is water soluble. At least some of this is eliminated via the kidneys as part of the urine, thus bypassing the metabolism.

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03 May 2011 03:07 #6709 by Milena
Milena replied the topic: Re: Weightloss, how big?
I just completed 40-day Combined Fast where 9 days where dry fast (no water and no food at all) and 31 days water only. I lost 45 lbs. However, I was not consuming no calories what so ever.

Considering that you are drinking juice which are very high in calories and glucose two things will happen. One is that the more juice you drink (and 2 litters is a lot), the more calories you consume. So unless you are doing some serious work outs where you are burning a lot of calories chances to lose weight are very slim. Since you are getting enough to live off and nothing from your body.

Also since you are consuming glucose and some proteins from veggies but very limited you will not experience ketosis, i.e. you will not be be braking fat down to use for energy.

So juice feasting is good for health in general but not as effective for weight loss.

May the Energy you free from digesting serves your Body and Spirit well!

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03 May 2011 08:07 #6712 by cory
cory replied the topic: Re: Weightloss, how big?
The weight loss isn't all fat as well at the start of a fast you might lose a small amount of muscle and also quite a bit of water weight. Over a long fast people generally lose around a pound a day, but for a short fast the weight lose has generally higher average but more of it will be water weight which you will probable gain back fast after eating again.

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04 May 2011 22:55 #6740 by Marsh
Marsh replied the topic: Re: Weightloss, how big?
As the body mass decreases, weight seems to come off more slowly.
I find that when I went swimming just now, I'm not as bouyant as I was a few weeks ago. I fasted for over a week, and got swollen lymph glands, which prevented me eating, as it was painful swollowing. This has in a way pushed my fast further, and seemed to have lost quite a bit as a result. Not sure if I want to lose more, reckoning weight-loss is going to be much slower now.

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04 May 2011 23:23 #6742 by TheFastDoctor
TheFastDoctor replied the topic: Re: Weightloss, how big?
Fat is of course much more buoyant than muscle; also if you are dehydrated you will be less buoyant. In my early days of fasting I also developed irritation of the mucous membranes (like insides of the cheeks) after a few days, and this was aggravated by practically any food. I guess it must be an elimination symptoms. But please don't let that alone determine the duration of your fast.

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