What are the dangers of losing weight too fast?

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  1. Peyomp

    Peyomp New Member

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    So, alot of you know my history. Anyway, I was at about 300 when I moved to India. I still retain much of the muscle from when I lifted daily, but I let it slide. Career, blah blah. No excuse. Just happened.

    Anyway, I am about 260 now, after two months in Goa. I have lost about 4 inches on my waist. This is real fucking fast. I haven't weighed, so I can't be precise, but the amount is DRASTIC. I am down a shirt size. Pants I brought that wouldn't come within several inches of buttoning now fit fine, and are loosening up to require a belt.

    Allow me to explain: 1 day out of 3, I have been seriously ill. Initial traveller's diahrea/cold/flu symptoms, then what was probably Typhus (OH MY JESUS GOD, OW MY FUCKING GULLET), and yesterday food poisoning. That means I either haven't eaten those days, or have eaten a serious caloric deficit, or I haven't absorbed what I have eaten. I'm on my third round of antibiotics, but this time its just for 3 days. Yes, I know thats not good, yes I am being more careful about where/what I eat.

    When I haven't been ill, I have been training hard on my bike (piece of shit single speed with half inflated (max they go) 7cm or so tires). I burn about 3K calories on my long rides twice weekly, with more leasurely rides on days in between. I swim in the pool for laps often, I swim in the ocean daily, diving under breakers. I walk... I am really active. I carb load before long rides. I eat carbs and protein afterwards. When I'm well, my nutrition is really good: slight deficit on "off days," except for carb loading evening/morning before long rides.

    But I know that losing weight this fast is unhealthy. Loose skin... lets face it, I have that when I thin out anyway. When I was a built 235 in Moscow, I had "utters" on my belly when I bent over. There's no way around it... so this is not a concern.

    But what are the other risks? Cause at this rate, I'm going to come back with a normal level of bodyfat. And it ain't gonna take long.

    India is the world's most effective fat farm. No fast food (outside of major cities), most of its healthy and... all natural laxitives. Plus a hell of alot of winding roads on which to cycle.
     
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    Cyrus. Swollen Member

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    Glad to see your still travelling.. I envy you.
     
  3. Peyomp

    Peyomp New Member

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    You know AAS are totally legal here OTC? I'm tempted... but I want to be all natural in my mountain activities.
     
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    ryazbeck New Member

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    Steer clear of them AAS!
     
  5. AznRyda

    AznRyda キモかわいい!

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    You really fluctuate greatly with your weight.
     
  6. Leo95SE

    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    is this a work thing or something? you a missionary or so?

    either way, i think its bound to happen, thats a lifestyle change, not just a change in location.

    unless, of course, you stumble upon on the infamous indian weightlifting village, i mean, we all know how huge they are
    :big grin:
     
  7. Peyomp

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    +-80 pounds.
     
  8. AznRyda

    AznRyda キモかわいい!

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    You gain and lose a small asian girl every year. :o
     
  9. Peyomp

    Peyomp New Member

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    Literally, and figuratively, that is true. Asian hoes :(
     
  10. SteveO

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    your heart hates you
     
  11. Peyomp

    Peyomp New Member

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    Actually, +-80 is much better than +80.
     
  12. NickStam

    NickStam Buy Low, Sell High

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    Stay in one country and you'll get ripped.
     
  13. SteveO

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    :rofl: so desperate

    you would have a blast in europe
     
  14. Peyomp

    Peyomp New Member

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    Here is Goa. Look on a map. :)
     
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    tryfuhl New Member

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    Becoming skinny.
     
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    tryfuhl New Member

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    You read past the point that says

    "Anyway, I am about 260 now, after two months in Goa."
     
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    tryfuhl New Member

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    well that would be answered by

     
  18. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker fagulous

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    i lost about 70 pounds in 5-6 months, dont worry about it.. youll be fine.
     
  19. Leo95SE

    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    youre a screaming banhsee idiot bro.

    i bet your using a texas map, arent you.
     
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    its not a prob since you had the extra weight availible for losing. it was only 10% of your body wieght lost per month and you had fair amount to lose. the problem arises when you are 120 lbs losing 10% a month. do the math, take it into perspective, dont become the latter case.

    you are effectively fasting right now, like it or not. try not to go longer than a week like this, or your body will assume famine. oh, and youll gain at leats 5 lbs of water weight back after a fast, but if you eat healthy and continue exercising, you wont gain back anymore.
     
  21. SteveO

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    it's in the states, you just gotta know the right people
     
  22. Peyomp

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    OKay, today I expelled a solid turd. I can't tell you how much joy that brought me. Tonight I had Potato-Colliflower curry (too spicy for my stomach, couldn't finish it) and Spinach Paneer (cottage cheese squares), with Naan, and soda. I can EAT again!

    I am officially a lacto-ovo-vegetarian for the duration of my stay in India. I might have fish now and again... but meat is just NOT worth it here. Not for someone with my succeptability to food poisoning.

    Yeah, I put on about 5 pounds when I recover, then cycle off 10, then get sick and lose 10, put 5 on, etc. etc. I know that towards the end of 24 hours you're burning mostly protein, and I'd like to keep that muscle stuff. Hopefully I'll stop getting sick now that I'm determined to be more careful about water (boil even for tooth brushing), and vegetarianism.
     
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