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Old 11-22-2016, 11:41 AM   #1
rbpierce
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First week done- no fat loss?!?

I'm a 35 year old male, 250.

I did the first week of 1000 cal protein, divided into 3 meals of 250 cals and 2 snacks of 125 cals. I didn't really have much trouble staying on the plan, and I didn't feel bad doing it. However...

... went in for my first weigh-in today, start of week 2. They told me I had lost 7.6 pounds, which I was quite happy with. They didn't break down the numbers though (and I didn't know to ask). When I went online and looked at my chart, that 7.6 lbs broke down to:
- 5.4 lbs water
- 0.2 lbs fat
- 2.0 pounds other I guess? Muscle?

I was really conscientious keeping my Rx schedule, weighing foods, drinking water. I didn't cheat. I documented everything. I didn't use any sauces on my foods, I drank water and occasionally unsweetened tea.

What happened?!? That 7.6 number is looking pretty sad in light of the low % of actual fat loss
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Old 11-29-2016, 03:07 PM   #2
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Thanks for the support, friends...

For any others who find this thread, an update.

Talked to the dietician today. The fat percentages that the scale reports are iffy at best- they are impacted by the amount of water in your body, your electrolyte levels, density of muscles, etc. He said to ignore the reported fat mass loss percentages, and focus on the total weight. For the record:

Week 1:
7.6 pounds total loss
.2 pounds of fat mass loss.

Week 2:
4.2 pounds total loss
7.8 pounds of fat mass loss

I wish.
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Old 12-01-2016, 02:36 PM   #3
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I think in the first week of weight loss on Medi, it is a pretty much a low carb diet and you lose a lot of water in that first week. I think also for the first week or so, your body is trying to adjust to a very radical change in diet.

I lost 11lbs the first week but then I was only given 600 calories per day for that first week and protein only, no veggies, no fruits no nothing else except for low fat protein. I did add half and half to my coffee in the morning. The second week I got veggies only. Still 600 calorie per day diet. I think I lost 3 1/2lbs the second week.

I would really recommend going back and reading thru some of the older threads, the 2015 and 2014 ones especially. There were some very successful people posting at that time and I learned a lot reading thru them. Since March of this year, I've lost 52 lbs and managed not to gain anything over Thanksgiving and I'm very happy about that.

Good luck!
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Old 02-07-2017, 02:10 PM   #4
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Week 13:
41.6 pounds total los
53.8 pounds fat loss


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Old 02-07-2017, 09:10 PM   #5
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How are they determining that the loss is fat?
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