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water loss - weight loss conundrum

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indigo88 Sun 05-Jun-16 23:55:28

What happens to the body chemistry that means that early weight is considered to be water loss?

princessconsuelabannahammock Tue 07-Jun-16 19:16:50

I think!!! its because your body stores available energy as glycogen and that is stored on a 1/4 ratio with water molecules. So when you use your readily available energy in your muscles and liver, you also get rid of 3 times the amount of water. Hence a big drop in weight in the first week or two of dieting but its not fat loss and isnt sustainable.

indigo88 Tue 07-Jun-16 22:19:33

Ah! All becomes clear. Thanks.

Junosmum Wed 08-Jun-16 23:10:23

Princess has explained it very well.

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