Is it normal to bloat up a little bit while losing weight?

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  1. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    I've been losing weight at a fairly steady pace of 2-3 lbs per week for the past 4 weeks. I've lost roughly 10 lbs total. I feel a lot healther, and I can tell my pants are fitting better. I can comfortably move up to the next notch on my belt, which I couldn't previously do. However the fat I still have seems to be a lot softer and squishier, and my love handles appear to be sticking out quite a bit more than they were the past couple weeks from my initial slimming down. Is this normal? Here's the rate I've been losing weight :hs: :

    3/30/05 - 226 lbs
    4/6/05 - 222 lbs
    4/13/05 - 219 lbs
    4/20/05 - 216.5 lbs
     
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    what does your diet look like? Just wondering because you are losing weight but is it fat? Makes me wonder because of what you said.
     
  3. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Main things:

    Chicken breast (with seasoning, sometimes with a tbs of BBQ sauce, but most of the time I just eat it plain)
    Deli sandwich (shaved turkey breast with swiss cheese on whole wheat bread. Sometimes a thin slice of hard solami)
    Oatmeal
    Yogurt
    Cottage cheese
    Peanuts
    Raw fruits+veggies

    And I drink nothing but water and propell fitness water.

    I've been eating pretty clean.
     
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    AmCo Haters goin' Hate

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    love handles are the usually the last to go! how i hate thee!
     
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    hell yeah.
     
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    It seems you might be losing weight a little too fast. You could be burning some muscle along with the fat, which is why you feel a little more squishy and 'soft'. Also, don't let your mind think you are thinner than you really are because you've lost some weight.
     
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    Yup, I am thinking you are losing a little to fast also.

    What do your calories and protein intake look like?

    How many cals below maintenance?
     
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    DCyamaha O-line found

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    how do you figure out mainenance calories? is it 12X your body weight??
     
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    Fucker out of the fast lane, bitches

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    Could be retaining some water weight. How much are you drinking?
     
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    its normal to retain more water when you begin cardio. Water volume in plasma increases.
     
  11. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    A shit load. I don't know exactly how many ounces, but I fill up my Gatorade water bottle about 6 times a day or so.
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    My maintenance calories are about 3844 and I consume anywhere from 2000-3000 a day. A large majority of this is proetin (chicken, cottage cheese, peanuts, turkey breast, etc.)
     
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    Fucker out of the fast lane, bitches

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    You're probably a little swolen from all the water. I usually drink a 1.5 Ltr bottle on weight days at the gym. A little less on cardio days. Anyway, I get a little swolen after.
     
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    I notice the same thing and even posted it a few days ago except I notice that my love handles sometimes appear bigger and then go back down. I do drink about a 1.5 gallons of water a day. My clothes feel alot looser so I must be doing something right :p. I'm down to a 34 from the 36 when I started. I'm on week 5 of my excercise and diet.
     
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    Going down to 2000 from 3844 is not gonna be good for retaining muscle mass. Even going down to 3000 is pushing it. If your goal is to lose fat and not weight I am pretty sure you only want to eat about 500 or so calories below maintenance.

    It is good however that most of them come from protein sources as that will help retain muscle.
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Honestly, I usually eat on the upper end of 2000 calories depending on the day. I'd say an average of 3,000, plus I'm lifting 3-4 times a week. Muscle loss isn't a huge issue for me, but the less I lose the merrier.
     
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    Your maintenance should be no where near 3844. It should be like 2500-2800
     
  18. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Baseline calorie needs then? It's the number I got from the Harris-Benedict formula + activity factor. :dunno:
     
  19. Grouch

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    I thought it was body weight x 11. :dunno: maybe I'm wrong for one. :eek4:
     
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    i always lose a shitload of water when i begin to cut. i hold alot when i bulk
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Find your BMR:
    Then multiply that by your daily fitness level:

    1. I come up with about 3.8k. This is your baseline calorie needs, in other words, that's about how many calories you will burn in a day by just sitting around breathing, chewing food, walking to your car, shopping, etc. Body weight x 11 would give you about the amount of calories you need to eat to lose weight healthily. :dunno:
     
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    by those calculations, im around 800 cals in deficit, yet havent lost a pound in 2 weeks :o
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    The number you get is sort of a ball park figure. There's a lot more variables such as metabolism, how often you're eating, how clean you're eating, etc.
     
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    eat 3 times a day, eating pretty clean

    wheat bread, turkey slices, chicken breast, white rice, protein shakes
     
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    I soaped down my fries twice before I ate them last night, is that clean enough? :hsugh:
     
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