View Full Version : Two weeks and no weight lost??
Big Time Awesome
01-24-2012, 08:37 PM
First of all let me explain the basics of what I'm doing... For the next two months I'm juicing only during the week and on the weekends eating fresh salads. I'm two weeks in at this point and am still at the exact same weight - to the pound! Yes I've had bowel movements and for the most part they've only been after I've eaten. I'd fast the entire time but I know I'd break and it works better for me if I get a break from fasting on the weekend. Either way, I'm sticking to strictly raw food that spoils on the weekends and I'm eating normal portions. I bought a Black & Decker JE2200B from Amazon and it seems to work pretty well. Have other people run into similar problems?
If there are similar threads that could answer these questions please feel free to throw them on here. Hope this isn't a repost!
I could see people maybe saying the issue would be the fact that I'm eating on the weekends... that maybe that would slow things down? I could understand that my results may not be as stunning or as fast as others but to not have lost a pound yet... really?? Is my juicer sufficient enough for what I'm trying to do? I'm 6'1" and at 254 lbs. Ideally I want to be around 200 lbs in the months to come (not necessarily in two months, but maybe six)... Thanks for any info in advance!
01-24-2012, 08:46 PM
This topic is coming up a lot lately!
So much goes into weightloss...age, diseases, activity level, life experiences, stress, etc.
What works for one person does not work for another.
I am shocked that you have not lost any weight while juicing. This makes me believe there is something going on in your body to keep you from releasing the weight. Have you had blood work done recently?
It is my belief that weight loss occurs because of healing and/or calories in & calories out.
Feel free to provide more information about yourself if you are comfortable with that....
01-24-2012, 08:48 PM
You might want to try it for a longer time and see how your body responds.
Big Time Awesome
01-24-2012, 09:16 PM
I'm 26 and I had blood work done a few months ago that said my enzymes in my liver were heightened, but other than that nothing else had come up. I've felt good so far with more energy and luckily the juice actually does leave you feeling full. My main concern was that I'd feel like I have an empty stomach all day. I do drink alcohol on the weekends, but I'm not drinking any soda with it and I'm avoiding beer. I know that could also slow the process some, but it doesn't seem to account for the total lack of weight loss for me. I guess this could be a lot slower change than I was originally anticipating. Obviously the main thing is changing my overall lifestyle. I don't plan on ditching the plan. Either way switching to raw ingredients will eventually pay off.
01-24-2012, 11:13 PM
It's entirely possible that you are either eating (food, juice etc) too much or too little.
You don't say how much of what you are consuming so it's hard to make a comment that is very constructive.
01-24-2012, 11:32 PM
"...my enzymes in my liver were heightened..."
First, I am not a doctor nor am I a health professional...BUT I would be concerned about consuming any alcohol at all while my liver enzymes were heightened.
You could really be confusing your body by drinking so healthy during the week (which would start healing you) and then consuming "poison" on the weekend. Our bodies sometimes hold onto weight as a protection. This could be happening to you (?).
I also think you may not be consuming enough calories. Our bodies will also hold onto every calorie we eat/drink if it goes into starvation mode.
Just some thoughts...
01-25-2012, 08:43 AM
i agree with walnutty. how much are you eating on the weekends? and how much are you drinking? how much juice are you drinking during the week? you can track your intake on fitday to see if you're getting enough calories/nutrients.
Big Time Awesome
01-25-2012, 09:21 PM
Yeah you bring up some good points. I checked the scale today and finally out of nowhere i was down 3.5 pounds. I guess that could still have been some sort of fluctuation in water weight. Time will tell. I added the total number of calories I was having and it totaled around 1700+ per day. Mind you, that is counted as whole fruits/veggies, but all of that had been juiced so a lot of pulp was discarded. I definitely agree that I probably wasn't having enough calories. I'm eating a little more now at least to start. One other thing that got me thinking after you made that suggestion was the fact that I hadn't exactly been eating healthy at all leading up to this. So the shock of having a ton of calories (i was eating fast food) down to hardly anything compared to what I had probably may have made my body flip out a little. I felt fine though so I guess lesson learned. Thanks for the input it. It's been a big help!
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