View Full Version : Has anyone ever lost inches, but not pounds?
11-25-2006, 11:56 PM
It's the weirdest thing. In the past 2 weeks I have been mostly raw, at least 2 quarts of green smoothies every day, and not exercising at all. Sometimes I'd have a handful of wheat thins or something like that - but mostly raw.
I've lost an inch in my waist! But the scale has not budged one bit. My pants definitely fit me a little bit more lose in the waist. I'm not complaining, just wondering.
11-26-2006, 10:37 AM
It sounds like you are shedding that outer layer of fat which, when gone, reveals muscle.
That happened to me too. I didn't have any weight to lose when going raw. I did lose fat, though, and yes, inches. I would think you'll notice a drop in weight very soon. The water-rich nature of raw may be keeping your weight steady on the scale, but you've actually lost a few pounds.
Good work, keep it up!
11-26-2006, 09:06 PM
I've just experienced this myself. For ages (about 2 months) the scale stayed the same, but my clothes were getting baggy. Finally, I weighed again the other morning and had dropped 8.5 lbs! Very cool! :cool:
11-27-2006, 11:17 PM
A 2 weeks, you're probably having relief of bloating caused by cooked food or a food sensitivity. I have sensitivities to everything that has to do with cooked food, but especially cane sugar and cereal grains. When I stopped eating them, my belly "pooch", which I always thought was fat, shrank to 1/2 size within 2-3 weeks. I had been all swollen and distended in the abdomen from these poisons!
12-14-2006, 09:23 AM
Me! I feel a difference in my pants! Thats for sure. 7 days raw and I feel 1 inch smaller all the way around my legs. :)
I dont notice any weight loss yet. :rolleyes:
12-14-2006, 10:56 AM
My husband asked me if i wanted to keep my scales or throw them out.
I try not to use them as much as i use to because i get discouraged a lot from getting on them.
I feel smaller and my clothes fit better but the scales say i've gained a pound, i'm not 100% raw but around 85% and it's good to know that there can be a lost of inches and pounds.
Thanks for the encouragement
12-14-2006, 11:04 AM
Yep! I lost pounds first then the inches. But I can also tell that I've gained a lot of muscle.
lil fairy z girl
12-14-2006, 02:52 PM
when i first went raw i found this too. i did the challenge and although my clothes etc... were getting looser i was still the same weight. however i did find the weight does come off, but the inches tend to come off first with me.
don't give up,
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