To think weight loss of five a week is not normal

(66 Posts)
Summernights56 Tue 09-Aug-16 22:03:01

I've been losing this for the past four weeks. I was only two stone overweight to start with.

5 what?

Summernights56 Tue 09-Aug-16 22:05:44

Pounds

TweeBee Tue 09-Aug-16 22:06:37

What have you changed to lose the weight OP? Could be 'normal' if you'd mostly stopped eating.

AyeAmarok Tue 09-Aug-16 22:06:54

That sounds a lot and probably (hopefully!) unsustainable.

Are you eating?

PansOnFire Tue 09-Aug-16 22:07:16

Have you been trying to lose?

cantshakeitoff Tue 09-Aug-16 22:07:42

What have you been doing?

Imscarlet Tue 09-Aug-16 22:08:45

What have you been doing to lose the weight? If something, I'd like to know right now please and thank you. If nothing, it may be worth getting tested for type 1 diabetes.

Depends how you have done it. It's a lot in terms of long term maintenance

Summernights56 Tue 09-Aug-16 22:21:32

Eating about 500 calories a day.

YouSay Tue 09-Aug-16 22:24:29

500 calories a day is far too little so why are you surprised you are losing weight? Crash diets never work in the long term.

TheGruffaloMother Tue 09-Aug-16 22:24:59

You've been eating 500 calories a day and are concerned that you're losing weight very rapidly as a result? Are you on glue?

Helloitsme88 Tue 09-Aug-16 22:26:32

I would be a grumpy hangry cow if I lived on 500 calories a day. Crash diets are the worst and not sustainable

troubleinstore Tue 09-Aug-16 22:29:39

Jeez... stop now! 1500 calories should be sufficient to lose a sensible 2lb a week, plus up your exercise a tad. You'll put it all back on very quickly as soon as you revert back to normal eating if you don't do it gradually.

AyeAmarok Tue 09-Aug-16 22:29:40

500 calories a day is far too little.

Slow and steady is the safest way to lose weight, with a healthy diet, smaller portion sizes and exercise. It's also the most likely method for maintaining your new weight.

Helena will be along in a minute to tell you about gallstones! At this rate you are probably in danger of getting them. Honestly, that's too quick.

Summernights56 Tue 09-Aug-16 22:29:42

I didn't think I would lose that much.

Zippidydoodah Tue 09-Aug-16 22:31:18

500 calories a day!! You must be STARVING. Literally.

WaffleOverload Tue 09-Aug-16 22:31:54

Oh don't be so utterly daft

By all means eat 500 calories a day - are ou doing something like Cambridge? But I'm amazed at your faux surprise that this has resulted in rapid weight loss

Honestly - some people (walks off muttering )

Champagneformyrealfriends Tue 09-Aug-16 22:33:09

That's not sustainable. 1500 calories a day is sustainable and gently in my opinion.

Champagneformyrealfriends Tue 09-Aug-16 22:33:22

Healthy*

WorraLiberty Tue 09-Aug-16 22:41:26

Why are you asking?

You're on an abnormal diet and you're surprised it's caused abnormal weight loss? confused

Wayfarersonbaby Tue 09-Aug-16 22:42:05

FGS - 1200-1500 calories a day is more like the right amount! I'm 5'2 and have a small frame; my normal replacement calorie intake is about 1500-1600. If I eat just 200 less than that per day, I lose weight at a stable and healthy 2lb a week.

Only 500 calories a day is crazy, eating disordered stuff, most people would be fainting on the floor by bedtime on that. Not healthy.

TheHubblesWindscreenWipers Tue 09-Aug-16 22:46:40

Of course you are. What did you expect?
You'll lose a lot of lean muscle doing that. Make sure you replace it once you're at your target weight.
500 is way too low for someone with only two stone to lose, as I'm sure you know. Too much of that and you're into cardiac muscle damage territory.

LaContessaDiPlump Tue 09-Aug-16 22:47:09

500 calories a day is only a bit less than the extreme diet they assign to people who will otherwise develop type 2 diabetes (600 cal per day for a few months I believe).

If you're not on the brink of type 2 diabetes op then I suggest you choose a healthier approach. 1200-1500 daily is much better for you (also try being more active if possible).

cherryplumbanana Tue 09-Aug-16 22:48:08

Being obese is terribly unhealthy and dangerous. So is being anorexic.

Please book an appointment with your GP first thing tomorrow and discuss your diet. Short, medium and Long term effects of starving yourself are not pleasant ore attractive, and the quicker you get help, the better you will feel and look.

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