RE: Lost weight ... and then stalled
Posted Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 8:40 AM
Or was that original pace just way outside the norm and I maybe hit a cap for what I can attain in three weeks?
Yeah, I should say losing about a pound a day is really out of the norm! Losing about a pound a week is more of a realistic norm for permanent, healthy weight loss. But if your diet changed a lot and you exercise quite a bit, I could see losing a pound a day for a short period, which you did. But definitely make sure you are eating until you are full and having snacks available when meal prep is not convenient.
If you stick to the plan, and eat until you are full (and you are right about not wanting to go too low on the calories), then you will lose at a much slower rate, but that's not a bad thing at all. And yes, you may have already lost your allotted amount for a couple of weeks! Again, not a bad thing. You don't have enough weight to lose to be dropping that kind of weight that fast.
Your body is surely quite pleased with the changes you are making. Congratulations!!
Susan Levin, MS, RD
PCRM Director of Nutrition Education