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March 15, 2013 5:57 PM
I think the title says it all mostly, is it possible to lose 60 plus pounds in 3 months without harming your body?
March 15, 2013 6:01 PM
It is possible, It depends how much excess fat you have to lose and you will probably lose muscle mass as well as fat if you lose that quickly. Also it will be very difficult to maintain such rapid weight loss. 1-2 pounds per week is the recommended rate of loss, and I know that seems so very slow. I would say 60 pounds in 6 months might be a more realistic goal.
  18270409
March 15, 2013 6:06 PM
Liposuction and amputation are the best bets.

A few very lucky people have achieved such goals, but it isn't normal, even for the morbidly obese. Not even most of the Biggest Loser contestants can do it with all of the support and experts they have surrounding them.

Slow down, be patient, eat healthy, move your body.
  6560859
March 15, 2013 6:12 PM
It's possible but risky. If 60 pounds is all there is to lose, then even more risky. You would essentially be fasting. The real problem is you would likely gain it back.
March 15, 2013 6:20 PM
QUOTE:

I think the title says it all mostly, is it possible to lose 60 plus pounds in 3 months without harming your body?


unless you have much more to lose, then no. There are unhealthy ways to do it, but the weight will come back.
Much better is taking a slow and steady approach. 1lb a week is a good goal. If you have over 100+ lbs to lose, maybe 2lbs a week. Much more than that and you will probably make unsustainable changes.

Good luck!
  10205090
March 16, 2013 5:20 AM
Losing 60 lbs in 90 days would require 0.66 lb loss each day

With 1 lb being 3500 cals, you would need a constant daily deficit of 2333 cals.

If you were going for your TDEE - 30% then it would need to currently be 7800 cals for this to be safe.

:|

Depending on your current weight, 2 lbs per week could be fine so your looking at 30 weeks or ~ 7 months.

However based on 1lb a week its best to look at a year as the timeframe for losing this weight.
March 16, 2013 5:27 AM
I too have started to do this. I started my journey this morning. My strategy is to consume 1400 calories a day. Drink a gallon of water. Power walk 6 days a week. I don’t know if this is enough to meet my goal. But I will try.
March 16, 2013 5:29 AM
Unless somebody were morbidly obese, no, it isn't possible.
  38263215
March 16, 2013 5:29 AM
No.
March 16, 2013 5:32 AM
It took me almost a year to lose 60lb noway
  20324864
March 16, 2013 6:14 AM
QUOTE:

Losing 60 lbs in 90 days would require 0.66 lb loss each day

With 1 lb being 3500 cals, you would need a constant daily deficit of 2333 cals.

If you were going for your TDEE - 30% then it would need to currently be 7800 cals for this to be safe.

:|

Depending on your current weight, 2 lbs per week could be fine so your looking at 30 weeks or ~ 7 months.

However based on 1lb a week its best to look at a year as the timeframe for losing this weight.


Awesome job doing the math! I calculate that a 7800 TDEE would require burning 350 calories per hour... for 24 hours per day.
March 16, 2013 6:31 AM
Absolutely unnecessary. A life does not end in three months!
Edited by rvicini On March 16, 2013 6:32 AM
  29317034
March 16, 2013 6:39 AM
I did.

I exercised twice daily every day, once for 1 hour minimum either Hill walking or speed walking on the treadmill and once for 40 mins speed walking on the treadmill.

I also never ate more than 1500 calories per day. No alcohol, no sugar and no processed food.

I ate mainly oatmeal made with water, some fruit, lots of fresh green leafy veg, freshly juiced vegetable smoothies, fresh white fish, chicken breast and very lean minced beef. Very little dairy apart from skimmed milk in coffee and some low fat yoghurt in some cooking.

It can be done but it needs dedication and single mindedness.
  12626860
March 16, 2013 6:41 AM
Anything is possible. But that's 4.66 lbs a week. If you were almost 380lbs-500lbs it would be safe. Under that would be pushing it.
Strive to lose 1% of your bodyweight a week. Losing too quickly won't teach you or your body anything.

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  9285851
March 16, 2013 7:43 AM
I wonder, if a body can lose weight faster than it gains once you commit, why rushing? Why not let a change in eating habits and a healthy life do the job instead of a quick fix?
If a person exercises and starts eating in moderation according to his/her weight will lose weight and even will lose his/her love handles. If not, your body will not adapt to the change unless you exercise heavily... My take..
If you are 25,30,40,50 or 60 years of age, one month or two to solve the problems related to obesity is nothing! On the other hand, the move to the healthier lifestyle will stay with you forever!
  29317034
March 16, 2013 8:54 AM
I have heard that rapid weight loss puts you at risk for gallstones.
  8799352
March 16, 2013 9:01 AM
QUOTE:

I did.

I exercised twice daily every day, once for 1 hour minimum either Hill walking or speed walking on the treadmill and once for 40 mins speed walking on the treadmill.

I also never ate more than 1500 calories per day. No alcohol, no sugar and no processed food.

I ate mainly oatmeal made with water, some fruit, lots of fresh green leafy veg, freshly juiced vegetable smoothies, fresh white fish, chicken breast and very lean minced beef. Very little dairy apart from skimmed milk in coffee and some low fat yoghurt in some cooking.

It can be done but it needs dedication and single mindedness.



And you also had twice as much weight to lose as she did. I am guessing it was the first 60 pounds and it is now coming off much more slowly, yes?

OP: You have 70 pounds to lose (that is total, I did notice you have already lost some, congrats!). At this point I wouldn't strive for anything over a 2 lbs loss per week. The closer you get to your goal the harder it gets. When you get close to 20-30 lbs away from your goal you should shift your loss to about 1-1.5 lbs per week, and so on and so on.
  16937472
March 16, 2013 9:05 AM
Cut and pasted from livestrong.com:

Rapid Weight Loss
The University of Maryland Medical Center reports that though there are many factors that contribute to the formation of gallstones, one of the significant ones is obesity and rapid weight loss. Being obese causes your liver to overproduce cholesterol which then goes into the bile. This added cholesterol causes the bile to become saturated and condensed. Rapid weight loss causes the liver to produce even more cholesterol which worsens the saturation of the bile. You heighten your risk of developing gallstones when you lose more than 24 percent of your body weight or by losing more than 3.3 lbs. a week.


Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/365220-rapid-weight-loss-gallstone-formation/#ixzz2Nif9yhc2
  8799352
March 16, 2013 9:23 AM
Good for you with your weight loss. Nice job ! You are 100% correct it can be done in a healthy manner. I am on my way to trying to lose 60 pounds myself. I started exactly 1 month ago and I have lost 23 pounds. My fitnesspal has helped me tremendously with watching what I eat with regards to calories, carbs, fat, sodium, sugar, and protein intake. I allow myself 1620 calories daily. I walk very briskly for one hour a day or run for 50 minutes a day, five days a week. The whole key to losing weight is watching what and how much you put in your mouth and exercise. I eat 5 to 6 small meals per day to keep my metabolism steady. Believe me, I am nowhere close to fasting. I'm just not eating fried foods and deserts anymore. Bottom line is everyone is different and there is no way to answer yes or no to losing 60lbs in 3 months. Everyone just has to remember that eating right and exercising can't just be a phase, it's gotta be a lifelong commitment. Stick to that and you'll be ok.
March 16, 2013 9:30 AM
I forgot to say that I started my journey to lose 60 lbs at a weight of 261
December 22, 2013 1:21 PM
I have been on a Journey to find the best way to lose the excessive fat ever since the birth of my second child.

how to lose 60 pounds

There was some very good info that showed that obesity is an inflammatory disease and that a natural diet can reverse this and cause very fast weight loss in a healthy way

Here

http://desperateloseweight.blogspot.com/2013/10/how-to-lose-60-pounds-fast.html
December 22, 2013 1:47 PM
it depends on how big you are to start?
100-150lbs overweight to start? Yeah, your body will shed weight QUICKLY at first

ONLY have 60 lbs to lose? Yeah, no. Not in a healthy way.
I'm down 60 in 10 months. My average weight loss until I hit the 50 lbs mark was 1.5 lbs/week. It took me 8 months.
The last 10 took 2 months. I have about 10 more to go and I think it's going to take me at LEAST 6 months to drop.
  37804781
December 22, 2013 2:51 PM
Not possible if you only have 60 lbs lose AND after the 60 lbs is lost, your weight is the lower end of the BMI (which I'm presuming is your target since you're a young female - you're welcome to correct me if I'm wrong!).

This is even if you want to starve yourself.

The first 20 lbs may come off really quickly if you do that but as time goes by, the weight loss will slow right down. Not just because of metabolism adjustments but because of lethargy and tiredness. You simply have no energy to do anything and you don't burn as much.
December 23, 2013 1:54 AM
QUOTE:

I have heard that rapid weight loss puts you at risk for gallstones.


Happened to me. I starved myself for a long time until suddenly I experienced the worst pain I've ever felt. I had a few of these attacks that lasted 5 hours with me on the floor practically crying. Eventually had to go to the hospital. Gallstones are no joke. Eat right or else you'll get em too!
  40021730
December 23, 2013 2:04 AM
i think the issue here is looking at WHY you want to lose it in 3 months????

If you're wanting to lose weight to be healthier then you want it to be sustainable and for the weight to stay off but if you're looking to lose it for an event or something then be prepared for it to come straight back on

I'm doing Atkins Induction, and it's hard, but EVERYDAY i look at my diary and say 'can I eat like this for the next 5 years', if I can, then good, but if I cant, then I know it's not sustainable and i'll be in the same place, at 350+lbs hating what I look like but know I did it to myself

Also, with the website called myFITNESSpal and not mySKINNYpal, it's designed as a tool to help people be fitter and healthier, and that isnt always weight related - some guys on here weigh over 15st, but bodybuild and have like less than 10% body fat, their weight would say they're overweight, but by god you should see them *gorgeous*

I'm going through counselling to address the real reason why I put on and kept on the weight, but not everyone needs to do that, but to be 100% honest with yourself is a great start x
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