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    Fat loss and waist size?

    Just a question here, how many pounds of fat typically do you need to lose per inch on the waist measurement.

    I know there is no such thing as spot reduction, but I am looking to lose at least 4" from the waist, and am looking for a realistic target. Thanks.
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    That is a really interesting question Lucky. It depends on so many different factors that I really cannot give a specific answer. Your current body fat % and how your body stores fat will play huge roles in how many lbs of fat you will need to lose in order to drop 4 inches off of your waist.

    If I had to give an EXTREMELY rough estimate, I would say you are probably looking at between 5-8lbs of fat per inch.

    Good luck on attaining your goal of losing 4 inches off your waist!
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    thanks
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    Me at 285 48-49" waist, me today at 188 37.5" waist, math says 8-9lbs lost was 1" off the waist, but everyone is different....
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    At 320+ I was wearing size 44 pants. At 290 I am wearing size 40 (and even they are a bit loose).
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    at 260 I was wearin 38's and im wearing 32's now at 185

    Im also pretty sure my waist(belly button) was around 44-46 inches and my waist now is 36.

    Hope the info helps some.
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    The fat loss required to lose an inch off the waist at the higher sizes is going to be much greater than the fat loss required to lose an inch off the waist at the lower sizes.

    This is because the area of a circle increases dramatically as you increase its circumference.

    That is why it is so hard to give a one size fits all answer (pun intended).
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    I think the results depend on the frame size, I lost 30 lb (6 inches off the waist line) so for me it was 5 lb per inch
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    Yep everyone is different. I weighed about 170 on January 1st 2006 with a 34 inch waist size pants. I now weigh about 161 and my size 32 size pants fit good. If I have a cheat weekend with high amounts of sodium and crap, I can literally gain 2 inches in water around my belly button area, thus making my size 32 pants fit uncomfortable and I feel like ****.
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    this is an interestng subject. In february I had 41" waist at 204lbs wore size 38 jeans. Now I have 39.5 inch waist at 197 and fit into 36 jeans.
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    Old post I know but I have been asked this question a lot and was looking for a definitive answer. Guessing others asking will be lead here since Google put it in the top 3 search results. I know it really varies on a ton of variables. Probably; height, body fat, what physical activities you are doing, genetics. It would be cool to have an equation.

    For me I lost 5 lbs and it took 6" off my waist. From a 34 inch waist to a 28 inch waist.
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    I gained 10 lbs. but lost 1 inch of waist size.
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