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    HOW much water weight can one lose?

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    Dec 23 2011 I weighed 212. This was at the end of a sustained period of conscious overeating and frequent weight training. I went on vacation to Egypt and did not really consciously diet or exercise. I did tone down the eating quite a bit, and did a ton of walking, but I also went pretty far off the primal food track while there (NOT a paleo-friendly cuisine). I came back less than 48 hours ago. Since I've been back I have been 100% calorie-restricted primal with no cheats, and an intention to lose 2 inches off the waist.
    Just did a light strength workout, Jan 18 2012, and weighed myself (same high-quality scale as 3.5 weeks ago) - 202!

    So, ok - I did not lose 10 lb of fat in less than a month without trying. But how much water weight from carbs and inflammation do you think I was carrying at that last weigh-in? Like 7-10 lb? That seems a lot for a decent weight, moderately in shape guy. I'm just trying to get a handle on this, as I told myself I'd want to lose at least ten lb of fat, then at the first weigh in, I had already lost that amount. Head scratcher....
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    Fighters your size often cut 20-30 lbs of weight for a fight, and are much leaner than you(or pretty much anyone). Humans can store a lot of water. You also likely lost a little muscle. You may have also lost some fat over your vacation from destressing.

    Bottom line, I don't know, but congrats on hitting your goal!

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    Definitely a lot of water. I've peed/sweated out 5-7lbs from a long 2-hour sprint/cardio practice before, and I'm only 5'4" xD

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    The answer is all
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    I could lose 10 pounds in 24 hours, no problem. Considering I'm not a fighter and all of my "making weight" knowledge came from a 15 minute google session, that's really not a big accomplishment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bane View Post
    I could lose 10 pounds in 24 hours, no problem. Considering I'm not a fighter and all of my "making weight" knowledge came from a 15 minute google session, that's really not a big accomplishment.
    Thanks for the encouragement! It just kind of puts newbie weight loss in perspective a bit, I guess. BTW I didn't feel dehydrated and I'd just eaten lunch. I'll post an update in a couple of weeks here.
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    depends on how you look at it imho ... was it really water? perhaps some .. was it "wheat belly"? perhaps some ..

    i dropped 15lbs the first week .. couldnt have all been water because it never came back .. 35 first month about if i remember right .. maybe a lil less .. stay focused, and you shall see it NOT come back ..
    started at 310 July 23rd 2011 ... workin and workin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by touchdowntodd View Post
    depends on how you look at it imho ... was it really water? perhaps some .. was it "wheat belly"? perhaps some ..

    i dropped 15lbs the first week .. couldnt have all been water because it never came back .. 35 first month about if i remember right .. maybe a lil less .. stay focused, and you shall see it NOT come back ..
    Well - "wheat belly" is not a substance, it's just another word for fat bellies. My belly contains fat and muscle, organs, bacteria and feces, but it doesn't contain any "wheat belly." Obviously I lost some combination of fat, muscle, water, and feces. And since I ate MUCH MORE wheat on vacation than I had in the previous year, I doubt it was gluten-induced inflammation. I'll weigh again in a couple weeks. My main benchmark is a specific pair of now extremely-tight slacks I have. Last month I couldn't button them, yesterday I could but there was some serious squeeze and muffin-top action. When they are reasonably comfortable, my work will be done.
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    So my scientific curiosity led to me wondering why my Gap 32-34 jeans are perfectly comfortable, while my Banana Republic (same company) 32-34 slacks are almost impossible to get on. The BR slacks are my "weight loss benchmark" because I want to fit into them comfortably before I go back to the heavy weight training. Turns out the interior radius of the jeans is 37.5" while the slacks are 36" - same company, same 32" supposed waist size. Talk about vanity sizing!
    In other news, I was wondering some more about my rapid apparent weight loss. Did some work on fitday, hadn't been there in a long time. They say I've run up a 2600 calorie deficit in the past two days - in other words, "eating moderately, not drinking, staying low carb" tends to mean large caloric deficits (for me).
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    Different scale today (fancy new digital one at a different gym) - 203, so the original scale was not off and I indeed lost 10 lb by eating wheat and not exercising hard for a month.
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