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Old 05-15-2012, 03:17 AM   #1
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Weight loss or low fat/no fat?

Hi all, back in my 40's, I lost 40# with WW. I got down to 118. Although I could easily weigh 95 - 105. I am only 4' 11". The problem was that I started looking old and "wrinkly". Do you all think that it was from the weight loss, age, or possibly low/no fat? The fat issue was one of the reason that I was looking into low carb, I thought that maybe it would help with skin. Your thoughts?
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:19 AM   #2
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Hi,

That happened to me too, in my late 30's, but after a while my face filled in a bit. I ate low fat back then and just couldn't sustain it. It didn't happen this time and I'm so much older, so I do blame it on not having enough fat in my diet back then. I also lost faster which may have had an effect.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:51 AM   #3
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Perhaps a combination of both? I think a diet too low in fat is never good, that's always been an issue I've had with WW. Naturally when you lose weight you will have some loose wrinkly skin in some spots but it should bounce back after some time, I think I read somewhere it takes about 6 months for that to happen.

I'm a firm believer of having a decent amount of fat in your diet. I have a moderate amount according to my tracking and it hasn't affected my weight loss negatively at all.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:59 AM   #4
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Ashes, since you are doing sft and tracking on sparkspeople, what would you say that your percentages are? protein/fat/carbs?

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Old 05-15-2012, 09:43 AM   #5
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Ashes, since you are doing sft and tracking on sparkspeople, what would you say that your percentages are? protein/fat/carbs?

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I pulled a report from last Friday and my percentages were as follows:

Fat: 32.9%
Protein: 31.6%
Carbs: 35.5%

Those carbs are mostly fruit and veggies. That day I did have some chocolate chips so that drove the number up a bit, but on average my days are pretty close to this. SP would like my carbs to be at 50% but I never go that high, but still within a healthy range. Most of my fat comes from cheese, it's my weakness! I also put HWC in my coffee.

I also exercise 5 days a week and burn anywhere from 225-450 calories. I'm eating approximately 1500-1600 calories a day.

Hope this helps!
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