Stephen's Stats – In the beginning…

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  • posted by Halicarnassus
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    Wall of shame
    228lbs
    8.5″ neck
    46″ waist
    45″ chest
    BMI 30.9
    Body Fat: 42.8%

    High risk of everything.
    Starting today. Will check in once a week with updates.

  • posted by Halicarnassus
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    Well as I crawl to bed, I’m delighted to say that I named on just under 800kcals on day one. Apart from a sore head, I feel better already.

  • posted by Onmyway
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    Good luck and well done you for being so organised and brave as to record your stats and actually start.
    I’ve not measured inch loss so far, but am thinking I really should.
    I hope you enjoy the experience as well, I’m 3 weeks in and touch wood, it’s going well.

  • posted by Halicarnassus
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    Thanks onmyway.
    Just weighed in this morning and dropped 4 pounds yesterday. Head feels like it’s about to explode though. 😐

  • posted by alliecat
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    Halicarnassus, try a bit of sea salt on a dampened finger several times a day. This is carb flu, and the headaches are
    withdrawal from carb/.sugar. It shouldn’t last more than a few days, a week at the most. It will pass 🙂

  • posted by Halicarnassus
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    Thanks, I’ll try that. One question though, doesn’t salt cause water retention?

  • posted by alliecat
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    As curious as it might seem, carbs retain fluid, and much of that is lost in week 1. Week 1 is not really fat loss,
    but the release of water 🙂 We are also drinking a lot of water, which flushes our body further, and can cause an electrolyte
    imbalance. By having a small bit of a natural sea salt, it replaces the salts we are losing, and headaches and
    dizziness improve. I’m not a “science” driven gal, but there are others here who are, and will be able to provide you
    with a more in depth answer.Remedy will be same, however 🙂 Let us know how you get on. Just want to reassure
    you that nothing is wrong, the headaches are simply part of carb withdrawal. Hang in there!

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