Average weekly weight loss on medifast??

  • 832 days ago

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    Abraham Level 1
    Hey guys.

    What do you guys think the average weekly weight loss is? The site and info I read said it could be 5 pounds per week for men, but I don't see that when I look at different profiles; it's much less on average - least it looks like it..

    Does it change when you guys started exercising? did you guys or are you losing more when you start increasing your activity? I have not started exercising yet. I am losing, but not at 5 pounds per week..

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  • 829 days ago

    Welcome to Medifast red, the best answer to the average weight loss is, it varies. Guys seem to lose more per week and faster than women. Great for us guys, not so great for the gals. Most guys will lose 5-10 pounds per week in the first two or three weeks. Lots of speculation on what we're losing, water or something else. It's good to see that kind of loss because it helps motivate us to keep going.

    Some weeks you'll lose more, some less. Carefully following all the eating and exercising rules will help keep the weight coming off. In the real world following any set of rules that closely isn't always easy, necessary, or even wise so expect to have great weeks and disappointing weeks and some where you just lose one or two pounds and be happy with that. Good luck..

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  • 827 days ago

    Welcome redsixers. I agree with skipper, there is no real average to measure by. Each person loses differently. I have lost 3lbs some weeks and other weeks hit 0. Sometimes the difference can be because of how much water I had, more is better for me, and other times I think I did more exercise. Your average is also going to be affected by how much weight you have to lose I seem to lose less per week than others. Finally you have to remember that "average" is going to be spread out for how long you are on the plan..

    It is not a quick fix diet it is meant to change how you eat and look at food, that is why they push the T&M phases to help you keep it off..

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  • 824 days ago

    This is why my sig has monthly totals. You'll see I'll go a week at 1 and then drop 3. I think 10 to 15 lbs a week depending on how much you need to lose is a good rule of thumb. The 5 lbs may be ok for 300+, but when you get into the two's or one's, it slows down..

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  • 815 days ago

    If you look at my stats, I'm averaging 4.5 pounds per week but the losses themselves are all over the place. They're definitely falling off though as the first month or two, I was at a little over 5 pounds per week. There's no way I lose 8-9 pounds this week which should bring my average even further down because of the really low loss on Thanksgiving..

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  • 806 days ago

    I was steadily 5 pounds a week for the first few months. It seems to have dropped off to 3 or 4 on average, now..

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  • 806 days ago

    I have been on plan for a year. In 365 Days I have lost 182 lbs, so doing the math whtat works out to 1/2 a lb a day! It all depends on how much you have to lose. Any changes to your diet and activity levels will impact your loss, it kind of is like a balancing act to keep your body in a primary weight loss cycle. (So don't think you will add lost of exercise to see the scale move). Work up slow and see how your body reacts, you may need to do a plan modification to keep losing weight in a healthy manner..

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  • 801 days ago

    I figured my average at 2.3lbs per week after the first week. I needed to lose 65 lbs. to get to a 25 BMI. I figure that is pretty typical. If you have more to lose, you 'should' lose faster, but like everyone else says, we are all different, but you should expect anywhere from 4 to 15 pounds per month figuring in plateaus, etc..

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  • 799 days ago

    My average over my whole weight loss phase was 3.3 lbs per week..

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  • 740 days ago

    I am week 6 and have just started ratcheting up the exercise volume. Week 1 Started with 15 min of swimming to get used to reduced calories..

    Swimming, walking/running everyday with LIGHT weights three 3x per week..

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