Too much weight loss?

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16 Jun, 2016 03:11 PM

I see in testimonials that weight "melts away" and in the book it correctly observes that one wants to loss fat and not weight. I'm losing weight and because I'm trying to be moderate with my protein consumption, I'm concerned that I may be losing muscle in addition to fat. Are there any guidelines?

Also, I have an idea of what and ideal weight should be for me, but does this diet automatically take one to an ideal weight?

Thank you,

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ken on 16 Jun, 2016 03:33 PM

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    If there is fat loss, there will be weight loss. The aim is to lose fat that is not needed.

    • What are you considering moderate with your protein consumption for a daily total?

    • What is your height and your ideal weight that you mention?

    • If you are a fat burner you will not be losing muscle.

    • As far as this diet automatically taking one to an ideal weight, this will depend on how one pursues this diet and what one considers/ accepts as an ideal weight.

    • One must be persistent, taking days off will not work.

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  2. 2 Posted by Ben on 16 Jun, 2016 03:53 PM

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    I think I'm getting around 50-80 grams a day in protein. I'm 6'2 and I started out at 225. I'm now at 199 after about a month to six weeks. My original goal is 195. For most of my life I was always 180, but I've put on muscle since then. But the last few days I've dropped a total of about four to five pounds. I wasn't sure if this was the fat burning system kicking in -- I kind of eased into the right eating patterns -- or my under doing the protein. Based on your calculations, I think I should be at ~110 grams of protein a day. I do a lot of exercise (two to five hours day. Mostly riding my bike to work).

    So far, I'm quite happy with the results and with the diet. I just want to make sure what is normal in terms of the rate at which weight tends to drop. I also don't want to set myself up for a rebound effect.

    Thank you for your help!


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Ken on 16 Jun, 2016 04:26 PM

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    Rapid weight loss is usually indicative of prior un-needed water retention letting go. Normal body response. Sounds as though you have entered into fat-burning as well but the water retention is where the rapid weight loss comes from. You probably have noticed a more frequency/longer urination - this will normalize.

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  4. 4 Posted by Ben on 16 Jun, 2016 06:14 PM

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    Thank you, looks like I was only 10 grams off on the protein target.

    I'm glad that what I'm observing is normal.


  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Ken on 16 Jun, 2016 06:25 PM

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    You are welcome Ben - Sure would appreciate if you would drop by from time to time and let us know how you are doing.

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    Wishing you the best of health ..

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  6. 6 Posted by Ben on 17 Jun, 2016 12:51 PM

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    One point of clarification: what is considered "daily"? Does the body work on a 12 am to 11:59pm schedule, a 24 hour cycle, or some other schedule? So, if I eat more or less protein Monday, can it be balanced by what I do on Tuesday?

    It came up last night because I got stuck at the office until very late and my chicken -- my main protein for the day, was on the stove. So I ate most of my protein at midnight. I almost never do this and I know that eating late is not recommended. It's just that this turn of events brought up our conversation.

    Thank you,


  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Ken on 17 Jun, 2016 01:15 PM

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    Morning Ben

    In a nutshell, daily can mean from when you get up until around 3 hours before you lay down to sleep. It would not have hurt to skip the protein for that meal.

    Eating less one day and making it up at another time is not recommended, will develop a tendency to over-stimulate the body.

    • Fasting a meal, (doing without) from time to time is not a bad thing.

    Ken/   Rosedale Support Team

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