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Ketosis Weight Loss Rate

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How Quickly Can You Lose Weight?

Take your average guy or gal that decides they’re committed to finally losing that extra weight that’s crept on over the years. They’re going to eat healthy (primally, of course), start working out, and stop all the nonsense they know to be unhealthy. This might be you. A few days go by, then a week. The scale is budging, but barely. “This is going to take forever! How long is this going to take?” We all want instant results, right? Well, what is realistic? What is safe? What is effective? And what can you expect when you attempt to lose excess body fat and reach your ideal body composition? Everyone knows that slow, gradual weight loss produces the best long-term results and fast weight loss is unsafe and unhealthy. People you know have probably clucked “Oh, you’re losing weight fast now with that low-carb fad diet, but just wait a few weeks and it’ll all come rushing back!” And when you go somewhere like the CDC’s weight loss page, they pat your head for “want[ing] to lose it very quickly” and reassure you that “people who lose weight gradually and steadily are more successful at keeping it off.” It’s become an article of faith that slow and steady w Continue reading >>

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  1. x19delta

    How much weight loss on average during Keto

    I have read so much on this website and I just started looking into Keto. Im 6ft, 225 lbs, about 24-28% BF (depending on the damn scale). I work out 6 days a week. I have been doing high reps/low weight to cut. Although Im now thinking about low reps/high weight after reading so many sucess stories. I do 15-20 mins of cardio (treadmill or eliptical) after lifting every day.
    How much can I expect to lose on average on keto?
    Also if anyone has experience with those scales that tell body fat...I put in standard body type and it says 28% BF and then athletic and it says 23% BF....so I dont know which one to go by. Is the calipers/measurement method better than the scales?
    Thanks guys.

  2. taf1968

    The weight loss is all over the map . . . would be impossible to say what an average is. But you should drop quite a bit of water weight in the first week or so (it's not unusual for people to drop 5 or 10 pounds in the first 7 - 10 days). But don't get discouraged if you don't . . . or too excited if you lose more. Some people lose more/faster and for others it's more steady--it was more slow for me. As long as you are losing and seeing progress in weight loss, measurements, and the mirror it's all good.
    As for the bf% scales . . . don't waste your time. It will drive you crazy . . . those things are notoriously inaccurate and you will probably find that the bf% readings swing wildly from day to day (and even hour to hour). I have a Tanita and I don't trust it for anything except weight.
    You are much better off taking progress pics, measurements, and going by the mirror and how your clothes fit, IMHO. Calipers are good, but can be tricky to get the hang of and to be consistent. I have a pair and have gotten better at using them. But I still have trouble getting consistent readings sometimes.

  3. cfh1973

    Originally Posted by taf1968
    The weight loss is all over the map . . . would be impossible to say what an average is. But you should drop quite a bit of water weight in the first week or so (it's not unusual for people to drop 5 or 10 pounds in the first 7 - 10 days). But don't get discouraged if you don't . . . or too excited if you lose more. Some people lose more/faster and for others it's more steady--it was more slow for me. As long as you are losing and seeing progress in weight loss, measurements, and the mirror it's all good.
    As for the bf% scales . . . don't waste your time. It will drive you crazy . . . those things are notoriously inaccurate and you will probably find that the bf% readings swing wildly from day to day (and even hour to hour). I have a Tanita and I don't trust it for anything except weight.
    You are much better off taking progress pics, measurements, and going by the mirror and how your clothes fit, IMHO. Calipers are good, but can be tricky to get the hang of and to be consistent. I have a pair and have gotten better at using them. But I still have trouble getting consistent readings sometimes.

    This is why with calipers I will take measurements 3-4 times and then average it out.

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