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    Question Shedding weight without effort.

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    I'm 6 ft with a lean mass of approximately 195lbs. Less than two months ago I weighed in at 262 lbs.

    I haven't worked out a single day in that same amount of time. I work in an office.

    I started eating around 1900 calories a day of the following foods;

    Grass-fed ground beef 1/2 pound at a time.
    Free range eggs 3 at a time.
    Raw Almonds 1 closed handful (approximately 22 nuts) at a time.
    Green Tea, unsweetened (around 5 cups a day)
    Organic Lemon Juice.
    I cook with tumeric and cinnamon almost every day into my eggs or meat.
    I take fish oil, fenugreek, alpha lipoic acid, and BCAA's once or twice a day.

    According to fit day I've been eating around 60-75% of my diet in fat. Around 25-35% (usually around 150-190 grams) in protein. The rest in carbs.

    The goal has been to make my body as insulin sensitive as possible.

    I cheat on the weekends with alcohol and pizza.

    I've been losing at least 2 pounds a week effortlessly. I'm rarely if ever hungry. My energy is stable. I've been sleeping a very regular 8 hours a night naturally. I don't seem to need shampoo, deodorant, and barely, if ever have to brush my teeth.

    Today I measured in at 237.

    I'd like some feedback from everyone on whether or not they think this is healthy?

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    healthy.

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    6 ft with a lean mass of 195 lbs? How much can you bench?

    2 lbs/week is normal in the beginning, at your weight. I don't think you will continue to lose that much. 1900 calories might be too low, but if your refeeding (albeit questionably) on the weekends it might be alright.
    Ye shall know them by their fruits.

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    I know that's a fair amount for 6ft. I don't even know what my bench is these days. I'm a former Marine and I've been down to 185 when I was 18 right out of boot camp. I've lifted quite a bit here and there since then. I've mostly done isometrics and have huge calves, quads, thighs and a solid core. The only reason I know it's 195 is because of of a caliper body fat test I had done in April.

    I can gather from context what you mean by refeeding, but I'm not really familiar with that term. What do you mean exactly? Just that I'm making up for calories lost?

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    6 ft with a lean mass of 195 lbs? How much can you bench?

    2 lbs/week is normal in the beginning, at your weight. I don't think you will continue to lose that much. 1900 calories might be too low, but if your refeeding (albeit questionably) on the weekends it might be alright.

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    By refeeding I mean eating more calories/carbs.

    One of the best ways to tell if you're losing weight too fast is your strength. If it's decreased significantly then you're eating too little.
    Ye shall know them by their fruits.

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    I would include exercise into the equation to be really healthy.

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    Mizner, congratulations on your excellent weight loss!

    There's a forum member named Tarlach who once posted an unforgettable pair of pictures. One was him after four years of strict paleo eating: lean and ripped. The other was him after a few more months with weight training: extremely lean and ripped. (Sadly, the links are now broken.)

    Exercise is a powerful catalyst, but it is a junior partner to diet and sleep.

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    congratulations

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