Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

 
Message Boards
FORUM:   Diet and Nutrition
TOPIC:  

How long did it take before you saw results??



Click here to read our frequently asked Diet and Nutrition questions.

 
  Reply Create A New Topic
Search the
Message Boards:
Search
  I Liked This Topic Subscribe to this Discussion Share
Add This to My SparkFavorites
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

Author: Message: Sort First Post on Top


EMMA1214
SparkPoints: (3,081)
Fitness Minutes: (1,723)
Posts: 13
7/29/13 4:25 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks!! I'm going to give it another week and then mail you privately with the answers to ur questions. Really appreciate it!



DIETITIANBECKY
DIETITIANBECKY's Photo Posts: 26,431
7/28/13 3:54 P

SparkPeople Team Member

DIETITIANBECKY's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi, I am the Dietitian with Sparkpeople.

Of course everyone is different and it depends greatly "where you are" when you start the program; but honestly you should see results within the first two weeks. To assure that your program is set up accuratly, please provide the following information. This will help to prevent further frustration in the next several weeks.

Feel free to spark-mail me privately if you want.

Please share your gender, age, height, weight, SP calorie range, your average calorie intake for the past 2 weeks, your planned exercise. Are you measuring or weighing everything you eat and drink each day?

Becky
SP Registered Dietitian Nutritionist



EMMA1214
SparkPoints: (3,081)
Fitness Minutes: (1,723)
Posts: 13
7/28/13 2:58 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks! And what you said about exercise and bloating was interesting! Il stop staring at my scales and try judging how I feel :)



BITTERQUILL
BITTERQUILL's Photo Posts: 1,370
7/28/13 2:53 P

BITTERQUILL's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm one of those lucky people who see results very quickly; unfortunately, I also gain very quickly if I'm not paying attention, so it's not all good. ;) Many people take a long time to start seeing results, though. Sometimes it takes a couple of weeks, sometimes even longer, as DRAGONCHILDE said. Two months seems like *forever* when you're working hard to make healthy changes, but in the larger scale of things, it's really just a short transitional period.

If you're losing weight healthfully, you're losing less than 2lbs per week, so it's very easy for those results to "hide" for a little while. It happens for a whole host of reasons, frequently relating to water retention. Something as simple as your sodium or fiber levels can cause bloating, as can normal hormonal fluctuation. Increasing exercise makes your muscles swell and retain even more water temporarily; I once "gained" five pounds from *one* particular intense workout. Increasing certain types of exercise can also cause muscular gains, although these tend to be small and slow going, particular for females, and eating at a deficit makes them even slower. But since muscle weighs more than fat, if you burn fat and gain muscle you can show a net neutral or even a net gain. That is probably not the case after only one week, but it isn't 100% impossible and it's definitely something you might notice over a longer period of time.

Just stick to it. It would be very motivating to get big numbers every week, but it's not to be expected.

Edited by: BITTERQUILL at: 7/28/2013 (14:56)


EMMA1214
SparkPoints: (3,081)
Fitness Minutes: (1,723)
Posts: 13
7/28/13 2:42 P

Send Private Message
Reply
6 weeks!! Wow! Made me feel better knowing its normal thanks!



DRAGONCHILDE
DRAGONCHILDE's Photo SparkPoints: (56,306)
Fitness Minutes: (14,204)
Posts: 9,583
7/28/13 2:39 P



DRAGONCHILDE's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
It can take as much as 6-8 weeks for healthy lifestyle changes to show up on the scale. :) Especially when you add exercise into the mix.

Edit: And yes, it does go slower the less you have to lose. There's a point where cutting too many calories is detrimental and can slow progress.

Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 7/28/2013 (14:40)
Heather
Writer, mother, wife, and breadwinner. I love to run, but running doesn't love me, so I'm switching to my low-impact bike.

I'm not pregnant, just fat: My blog.

fatnotpregnant.blogspot.com/


 current weight: 175.4 
 
211
197
183
169
155


EMMA1214
SparkPoints: (3,081)
Fitness Minutes: (1,723)
Posts: 13
7/28/13 2:39 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks! I've cut a lot of calories,plus walking 40minutes a day. Just disapointed, maybe as I don't have much to loose itl go slower? Only want to loose about 6kilos!



JENNILACEY
JENNILACEY's Photo SparkPoints: (72,408)
Fitness Minutes: (55,520)
Posts: 2,484
7/28/13 1:56 P

JENNILACEY's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I've heard for plenty of people it does, especially those who just started an exercise program. I lost weight as soon as I started cutting calories.


Take your focus off the Marshmallow.

www.leangains.com/2010/01/marshmallo
w-test.html


"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. It doesn't happen, what does happen is you get results. Lifting Barbie weights does nothing but waste time.


69 Maintenance Weeks
 
0
20
40
60
80


EMMA1214
SparkPoints: (3,081)
Fitness Minutes: (1,723)
Posts: 13
7/28/13 1:52 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Hi, I've been following the diet for just over a week and haven't seen any difference in my weight, does it take a few weeks to come into effect, ie is this normal?



 
Page: 1 of (1)  
Search  

I Liked This Topic Subscribe to this Discussion Share
Add This to My SparkFavorites
Report Innappropriate Post


Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=7&imparent=31609047

Review our Community Guidelines



 
Diet Resources: morning workout tips | morning workout video | morning ab workout