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Re: Biggest Loser. I'm an RD & have spoken personally with a few of the past contestants.

The girls are on 1200 calorie/day, men on 1500 calorie/day. High protein and relatively lowish carb.

They are using bodybuggs (or other metabolic measurement devices) and expected to "burn" 8000 calories/day.

Initial first week weight loss is lots of water; mobilization of glycogen stores and fluid when they do their first weigh-in after high sodium meal the night before that starting weight. Hence the history of the 2nd week curse.

Subsequent "weeks" are not always just 7 days.

High intensity interval training on the tv show, constant steady-state exercise on "off" hours (i.e. walk, jog, bike for hours).

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As for how extreme weight losses occur....

The human body can mobilize around 40 calories a day from its fat stores. This number can be increased somewhat, but not a lot, from exercise. 50 cal a day max, I believe. So any deficit beyond 50 cal a day per pound of body fat you're carrying results in muscle loss too. I'll take a wild stab and guess your body fat is about 30%, meaning you carry about 45 pounds of fat. This is your total body fat - not excess. Unless you became an extreme athlete or concentration camp survivor the most you would want to give up of that is maybe half.

This means you can achieve a max calorie deficit by exercising like crazy plus dieting of about 2,100 calories a day. A "Biggest Loser" contestant is much more overweight and thus can go much higher. Some muscle loss will happen too, and is somewhat inevitable, since obese people carry muscle needed to move their bulk around which they won't have a use for once they aren't so heavy.

Anyway - so they would eat around 1,000 calories a day and exercise the rest away. If you've got nothing to do but exercise all day you'd be amazed at how much you can do so.

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DD

Based on your stats I would estimate your base (ie no exercise) caloric demand would be about 1,350 a day. If you are exercising doing weight training you would expected to build (slowly) small amounts of muscle weight and, while eating around 1,600 a day, I would expect your weight loss rate to be glacially slow to virtually zero.

A weight loss of 4 pounds in 6 days is simply impossible via metabolism, exercise and dieting unless you ran 3 triathlons during this time. Rapid weight changes likes that are the result of water shifts and, frankly, changes in how much your bowel is retaining in weight.

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DD: congrats on starting a routine and regime that's working for you.

see my other post in recipes thread. i truly believe it's a lifelong process of figuring out what works for us in each time frame, adjusting tweaking and refining as needed. as far as the folks on biggest loser? most of them start out with MEGA weight they need to lose. and are put on scarey crazy regimes, monitored closely, and attended by nutritionists, personal trainers, and so on.

if i had the time and the resources at my disposal (likely anyone here in the fora, same goes!) that the folks on those shows had--we'd all be seeing crazy-good results in a relatively short time frame. i always try to keep in mind that i am working my fitness in around all the other obligations and commitments on my time. we need to be kind to ourselves because negative thoughts have a much bigger impact on us than we realize.

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So you think if you are gaining weight and exercising you should add calories to lose weight? I was too scared to do that since I was gaining already.

How in the hell do the people lose crazy weight on the Biggest Loser?

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DD: The trainer is right. People think by lowering calories they will lose more weight. I am sure you've learned by now that that is not the case and just the opposite happens. The body begins to resist and you don't lose an ounce. I say focus on inches, particularly in the waistline and don't be concerned about the scale. Here is what I ate today: I had coffee w/coffeemate (no equal, sugar or splenda); protein shake; I made broccoli so I made it like a soup; then I had some fish with mixed veggies I made yesterday and a half sweet potato. I did my yoga practice which included some ab work then worked legs and chest in the gym. I don't count calories but I do practice portion control and I take a good pro-biotic which is crucial.

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That's awesome Ms. DD!


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Thanks to the fitness threads, I downloaded MyFitnessPal. My doc noticed my thyroid was low so he increased it with a checkup in 2 months. I logged everything into the ap including any after dinner mints yet avering 1600 calories per day I hadn't lost even 1/4 lb. I shared my discouragement with the doc who then added t3 thyroid to the mix and the difference is astounding. In 6 days I have list 4 lbs.

It's very helpful to have this record. If the loss continues at this rate, I may even need to see if I need to reduce the thyroid or increase the calories.

I remember keeping a log for a trainer who told me that I needed to eat way more calories but how could I when I was consistently gaining weight and my goal was weight loss? I've always been one of those people that sneered when some fat person complained about their crappy metabolism. Of course, this was often while they scarfed down junk food. Perhaps once again I was wrong. I hate that!

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I've been having to do a lot of standing recently. I had no idea how much of a strain long standing puts on the legs and back and I am in good shape. While researching exercises to best strengthen my legs, I learned that what I've been doing is on target so I have to make an effort to do them more often. In addition, I've been doing my "limited" yoga practice 2x day. And I've made an investment in a good pair of shoes for standing. They are ugly but in this case, fuck beauty. I want to preserve my knees, etc.

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That's exactly right!

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