Breakthrough asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 3 months ago

Is this typical?

I have been on a low carb diet for 15 months

I've lost 8 inches and around 26 pounds

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  • 3 months ago
    Best Answer

    That’s a lot of inches compared to pounds

  • 3 months ago

    You're doing great! Keep it up!

  • 3 months ago

    Typical in what way? "Low-carb" can mean a lot of things. How much a person loses over a period of time depends on how overweight they are and how many calories they eat more than how many carbs they consume. People on a ketogenic diet often lose weight without constricting calories simply because they find they don't have carb or sugar cravings and end up eating less.

    If you aren't actually dieting -- as in decreasing your calories to create a calorie deficit -- then a pound or two a month is pretty darn good. If you are actively trying to lose weight -- or have a lot more weight you want to lose -- you may want to makes some adjustments. A safe and reasonable weight loss rate of 1 pound/week is double what you've experienced so far.

  • Pippin
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    YOu got shorter? 26 pounds is a slow but steady amount of weight loss, especially if you weren't extremely obese to begin with.

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