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Old 03-13-2013, 10:15 AM   #1
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Real or water weight?

I don't know if I'm in ketosis, but I assume I am. My breath and pee stink, my appetite is down. I have lost 8 pounds in 5 days. I started this journey last Thursday and have gone from 294 to 286.

Yay, me....but I worry it's water weight.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:08 PM   #2
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Did you measure yourself before you started? (Ex. waist, hips, wrist)

You could always look to see if these have changed as well.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:39 PM   #3
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Congratulations! It will likely to be fluid and some fat but does it really matter? It is the beginning process of an on going strategy to better health which includes weight loss - you are on your new journey!!!
Original start - Feb. 2000 180/125

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Old 03-13-2013, 07:26 PM   #4
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Wow! 8 lbs? It may be water weight, but claim all of it, and wait for more to disappear. Sounds like you found the plan that your body likes - from what you described, you're definitely in ketosis. On the good side, the icky side effects will go away as your body gets used to being in ketosis.

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Old 03-13-2013, 08:18 PM   #5
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I did measure. I'll measure again on Saturday.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:28 PM   #6
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8 in 5 = water
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:14 AM   #7
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It might be partly water - it doesn't matter ..... it is still your body's way of trying to work its way down to a healthy weight!
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:02 AM   #8
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Yes it's water, but your body still needs to get rid of the water to burn the fat, so it's the first step in the process.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:38 AM   #9
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I agree with the others - losing water weight is part of the journey on this WOE, and is nothing to worry about it. The weight loss will likely be slower from here on out, but will be actual fat loss.
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