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Old 11-12-2013, 05:26 PM   #1
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Does anyone else stop losing in week 2?

I see this on the weight loss shows and experience it myself, after a great 1st week, it's like my body goes "nope, no more." and my losses stop... what's the deal?
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:52 PM   #2
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It's your body catching up with the big initial drop, essentially. It's really common.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:14 PM   #3
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Yes. After the initial water weight loss, I now either lose steadily but very slowly (like .1 or .2 lbs per day), or drop a few sudden pounds and then stall out for a couple of weeks. It's all averaging out to about a pound a week, which I can live with.
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:54 AM   #4
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It is definitely a pattern for most of us. It is your body's way of figuring out what is going on after the jolt of weight loss on week one.
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:35 AM   #5
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As long as you stick with it, you'll start losing again. Consistency is the key.
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