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Old 06-11-2009, 07:31 AM   #1
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weight loss question

I'm 19 years old and I began the summer at 213 lbs and have been exercising almost everyday. I've been lifting weights, push ups, sits ups, and riding the stationary bike too. I cut down on my calories and have been eating healthy foods and staying away from junk food and also cut soda completely out. It's been about 5 or 6 weeks and I'm done to 193 lbs. I weigh myself every other day. My question is, am I losing weight too quickly? I've read that losing weight too fast is bad as well. If I had to estimate I would be consuming about 1500 calories a day. So am I losing weight too quickly and will this be bad for my health?

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Old 06-11-2009, 07:59 AM   #2
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Re: weight loss question

Losing weight too quickly may result in losing too much muscle, as opposed to losing mostly fat.

You may want to add body fat percentage or waistline (at navel level) measurements to your tracking of your progress. Most convenient body fat percentage measurements (pinch calipers, electrical resistance scales, formulas based on waistline) are not that accurate in an absolute sense, but can be used to track progress over time. Also, if you are increasing the amount of weight you can lift and intensity and duration of your cardio exercise, that is also progress (indicating that your muscles are getting stronger).

 
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