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How fast can you loose 30 lbs???

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Jun 2, 2009 10:16pm

AdrianaXDavis AdrianaXDavis
25 posts

I Lost 10 Lbs! I Lost 5 Lbs!

How fast can you loose 30 lbs if you work out every day of the week and eat healthy? Anyone has an idea? Or perhaps any good tips to reaching your goal faster?

 
Jun 3, 2009 1:50am

kellydigital kellydigital
185 posts

Contributor

I Lost 5 Lbs!

i lost 60 lbs in 3 months – but i was haardcore. I went from 269 to 209lbs. I started a biggest loser weight loss challenge at work. Cut out all sugar and processed foods and worked out 3 hours per day. for three months.

 
Jun 3, 2009 2:40am

IronDave IronDave
386 posts

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I lost 70lbs in 5 months, but it was hardcore too. Lots of time on the elliptical machine (2 to 3 hours a day). And very low calorie intake (3 days at 500 cal/day then 10 days at 1200 cal/day).
That was about 18 months ago, I then gained about 12 lbs after that over 6 months but mostly muscle (my body fat kept going down over all, over a year my body fat went from 32% to 12%). I am stable now for about 6 months.
That said, I’m not sure it’s that healthy to lose that much weight so fast. 5 to 6 lbs per month should be a good target.

It’s easier to lose a lot of weight when you have a lot of fat which doesn’t seem to be the case from your picture. Before doing anything extreme (like trying to lose 30lbs in a couple of months), you should see a doctor to make sure you’re not hurting yourself. Plus if you want to go too fast, you might starve yourself and end up not losing that much, plus you might gain back what you lost real fast afterwards.

Good luck!

 
Jun 3, 2009 7:17am

Bogleg Bogleg
480 posts

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I think a reasonable goal to set would be to aim for 4 months. That amounts to nearly 2 pounds of weight loss per week, which you can typically achieve with a 500 calorie per day deficit from eating, and 3500 calories per week worth of exercise (500 calories per day). That is a lot of exercising, but it is doable. I lost 36 pounds in 11 weeks. I averaged a total caloric deficit of between 7000-8500 calories per week through exercise and diet.

 
Jun 3, 2009 8:42am

walkinlooove walkinlooove
159 posts

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it depends on how much you weigh to begin with, and what your lifestyle was like before you started.

yes, healthy weight loss is 2 pounds per week, but if you are severely overweight and never really worked out consistently prior to, then you will lose 30 pounds pretty fast!!

i started at 217, and hadn’t seriously exercised in over a year…so after my first week of working out, i lost 9 pounds. after that, it became more normal—between 2-3 pounds per week, and now i’m at a pretty stead 2 pounds per week.

it’s been a little over 2 months (I started near the end of March 2009), and i’ve now lost 24 pounds…so, by the end of this month (the 3 month mark), that tally should be up to 30.

still, always remember that it’s not about pounds. it’s about being healthy, and getting used to living a healthy lifestyle which will give you energy and make you happy!! the lost pounds are just an added bonus! :)

 
Jun 3, 2009 10:29am

Bogleg Bogleg
480 posts

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What Walkinlooove says happens to most people, I imagine – even if they don’t need to lose 30 or more pounds. I dropped 7 pounds in my first week as well. I attribute a lot of that weight loss to the “cleanse” of excess waste in my system due to achieving a caloric deficit.

 
Jun 4, 2009 10:17am

jc5066 jc5066
84 posts

Champion I Lost 5 Lbs! I Lost 10 Lbs!

Going by the picture on your avatar can you afford to lose 30 pounds?

If that’s what you look like right now, it’s going to take you a while to lose 30lbs.

The more overweight you are the faster the weight will come off. The closer you get to your ideal weight the harder it is to lose.

 
Jun 4, 2009 4:07pm

AdrianaXDavis AdrianaXDavis
25 posts

I Lost 10 Lbs! I Lost 5 Lbs!

Thank you so much, everybody!!! Your input is very much appreciated!!! :) You guys are great and it is very inspiring reading about your experience, your success and your good advice… I really appreciate you all taking the time to reply to my post….

I know it may seem like I’m asking for a miracle, hoping to loose 30 lbs in a month… I think 20 lbs is more of what I’m looking to loose… I used to be 128-130lbs but I am 155 at the time… This is the second time my weight goes up but the last time I actually went up to 170lbs and I kinda took my time loosing it… I’ve always tried to be somewhat athletic by keeping up with a consistent work out routine… But that went down hill about a year ago… so I’m trying to get back to get back on track… and I have important events coming up at the end of the month so that’s my reason for such close target date… I’m trying to eat 5 times a day… at about 1000 calories a day… eating healthy small portions and working out 2-3 hours a day in which I do a 45 mins eliptical in which I burn 770 calories and 140 gms of carbs…just in the eliptical, I also do 30 mins of abs 45 mins on my legs (weight lifting & squats) 45 mins for my upper body( free weights for arms, triceps, and 45 girly push ups. :)
I usually work out 5 days a week and kinda indulge on the weekend, because I cook and entertain a lot so that kinda sets me back a bit… well… it totally screws me up, actually…. :( Because you kinda feel like you threw away all that hard work out during the week and you starting all over on monday, again… but this time I’m trying to do it differently by sticking to working out 7 days a week because it is the only way I can keep focus and eat consciously in the weekend… for some reason the days that I don’t work out are the days I feel more tempted to eat what I want to eat… But I’m not sure if working out 7 days a week will be over doing it a bit, since I know your body needs to rest and recuperate… But then again, it works for a lot people… I try to do my best as my knowledge goes, which I only know a few of the basic to do’s… :(

Thank you for sharing your stories and sharing your good tips and advice to inspire us little grasshoppers… :)

Good luck to all with your continuous success and Thank you all, so very much!!! :)

 
Jun 4, 2009 5:07pm

IronDave IronDave
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770 calories for 45 minutes on the elliptical seems a lot. Unless it’s really really intense, but usually the figures displayed by the machines are not very accurate. Intense work out (especially at your weight, which is still not that high), will burn around 800 to 900 per hour.

So I’d say that 45 minutes on the elliptical might burn around 550 calories.

I’m not saying that to bring you down, but just to make sure that you are not mistaken when calculating you calorie deficit. SInce we’re talking about aiming at something like 500 calories per day, a 200 calories difference might be a large offset on your goal.

One way of evaluating your burn rate, is to measure your average hear rate during your work out.

Anyway, good luck on your goals, but remember that if you go too fast on the weight lost, you’re most likely to gain some or all of it back once you stop your intense regimen.

 
Jun 5, 2009 4:40pm

AdrianaXDavis AdrianaXDavis
25 posts

I Lost 10 Lbs! I Lost 5 Lbs!

I have an eliptical with a build-in trainers and it is very intense… much more intense then what I use to do on the eliptical machines in the gym, since I had the liberty to go at my own pace… But what you say makes alot of sense… I was amazed when I first got the machine that I was burning almost twice as much as I was used to in the gym… But it did seem kinda high, I guess I just wanted to fool myself into believing, it… :) But what good would that do, huh…. lol Unfortunately, 550 does sound alot more realistic…

Thank you so much for confirming my little suspicion…. :)

 
Jun 5, 2009 5:26pm

maci maci
7 posts

I Burned 50K Calories! I Lost 5 Lbs! I Burned 25K Calories! I Biked 100 Miles! I Burned 5,000 Calories!

I lost 17lbs in 3 weeks.
So I think 20 within a month is perfectly do-able.

I basicly do the same diet the actor jason statham (transporter) does.

Quote:
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He drinks about 5 litres of water a day – cleanses the system and fills you up

No bread, pasta, refined flour, sweets, fruit juice or midweek alcohol,

Spread out meals – he eats smaller amounts 6 times a day
Food consists mainly of vegetables, egg whites, fish, lean meat, nuts and protein shakes.
His rule is to stick to 2,000 calories a day which is sufficient to allow for muscle building without putting on fat
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I sticked to a lower calorie intake tho, just below my BMR which is ~1700, I sticked to ~1500 max.

The best fatkiller was running, its just a lot more intense that the eliptical machine.

A pizza from time to time is ok as well (had one just today)

Right now I eat more calories again ~2000 and my weight stays the same.
It takes some time for the body to get used to getting its carbs from veggies and fruits instead of bread, but its really worth it.

Dont work out 7 days a week thats just too much. you need some rest. Workout 6 days and keep a strict diet during those, use the 7th day to relax and refill your glycogen stores.


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