Is it possible that someone is losing more water than bodyfat, if so when does this stop, technically isnt this why its impossible to calculate how much someone has to lose in order to lost bodyfat? eg, you cannot say, if i lose 100 pounds i will be a certain bodyfat, considering that everytime weight is lost, some will always be water.
05-26-2007, 10:07 AM #1
How Much Water Can The Body Retain?
05-26-2007, 12:57 PM #2
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Your body is like 2/3 water. So...a lot.There are 2 sources of Omega-3 (see Plant v Fish) and they are not equal. Fish source Omega-3 such as Cod Liver Oil is deemed to be more effective as it can be used more readily by the body, while plant omega-3 produce estrogens which eventually makes you gay.
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I wouldn't know of any formula to figure that out but the really obsese people on tv shows are known to carry a lot.
Professional fighters (mma, boxers, wrestlers) can lose up to 20lbs of water, so that'll tell you something.
Don't worry about water retention so much until you're in the low teens of bf percentage or are trying to look good for a certain event/beach. The water loss will come naturally.
05-26-2007, 02:48 PM #4
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It's different for everyone. The more you weigh, (or usually the fatter you are) the more water weight you can hold. Usually it comes off the first week or 2 of a diet, that's why some people can lose like 30lbs or some other ridiculously sounding amount of weight in just a couple weeks. Then it slows down to a couple pounds a week and they get disapointed and whine that the diet doesn't work anymore. lol.
eg, you cannot say, if i lose 100 pounds i will be a certain bodyfat, considering that everytime weight is lost, some will always be water.
05-26-2007, 03:07 PM #5
There is a big difference between "Body Weight" and "Lean Body Mass".
Dont rely entirely on scales, because they dont take into consideration your bone mass, muscle mass, tissue or anything. Just use the scale to help calculate your lean body mass with formula's and fat testing.
If i went by weight and height measurements, i would have to be around 220 lbs with like 12% bodyfat (or whatever the level of average bodyfat is).
Well that aint going to happen when i have a lean body mass of over 250 lbs. This is why bodyfat measuring is important as well as figuring out your lean body mass.
In the end, just do the "Pinch an Inch Test". If you can pinch an inch anywher eon your body, then your still fat (or i should say not cutup yet).
05-26-2007, 03:57 PM #6
When you do a carb-up, you'll put on several pounds of water, and you'll lose it again once you are back to ketosis. That's the water weight that's relevant for you at your stage. You can lose and gain that water easily, but anything over that is likely to be fat.65% fat, 30% protein, 5% carbs = keto.
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05-29-2007, 08:31 AM #7
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