Weight Loss for USMC Ball

Answered on September 11, 2013
Created September 10, 2013 at 3:57 AM

I am trying to look amazing for the USMC ball (was invited by a guy I'm really interested in). Never met him in person, but we skype etc all the time so he knows what I look like now... and likes me anyway. But I really want to look awesome both for him and for my own pride. I started paleo on Friday (9/6) and have lost 2.7 lbs since then (4 days). Is this a healthy amount of weight to lose so quickly?

I am 5'4" 180lbs (as of this morning). Thank you all in advance!

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on September 11, 2013
at 05:15 AM

Paleo isn't really a quick weight loss diet, it is more of a lifestyle. Jumping on the scale frequently especially early on in a diet change can be frustrating because of water weight changes, more so for females. The first week or so could see big weight changes if you've cut out the carbs. Stick with it and ignore the scale, I didn't weigh myself for the first six months as I could tell by my clothes that things were moving in the right direction. Now I only get on the scale once a month.

Best of luck - enjoy the Ball.



on September 10, 2013
at 09:18 PM

In general, a healthy weight loss is 1 or 2 lb per week. And the more you approach your ideal natural weight, the slower the weight loss.

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