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Fainting or feeling a little fatigue during excersise

Yasmine

One last chance
S: 13st10lb C: 11st10lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 24.9 Loss: 2st0lb(14.58%)
#1
I'm looking forward to losing all the weight, but I'm also scared of excess skin. So, I thought I would join an aerobics class. But I'm a little worried of or something during a lesson, since I can't take any of the formula with me.

What should I do? will I be fine?
 
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#2
Wait a couple of weeks after starting Lipo before doing any excercise but yes, you will be fine.
I go to the Gym a couple of times a week and feel fine, just take it all in your stride and drink lots of water as you excercise ( more than you would usually drink in a day ).
 
#3
Just take it easy, if you get a bit light headed then don't panic, I regularly get the odd headrush as my blood pressure is naturally a bit on the low side. I just up my water intake (oh and stand still for a few mins).

Also don't worry too much about saggy skin, I worried but now I'm nearly at target and it is pretty much ok. I think all the water really helps x
 
#4
Hi hun as everyone says just take it easy, im sure your body will let you know if your overdoing it xx
 

Yasmine

One last chance
S: 13st10lb C: 11st10lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 24.9 Loss: 2st0lb(14.58%)
#6
Take it easy huh? Ok, what is the decent amount of time that I should wait before excersising? my mum wants me to start asap, but people are telling me to wait 1 week, some say 2. What is the perfect time?
 
#7
There is no "perfect time" as everyone is different - that said, I'd leave it a minimum of 2 weeks before you do any additional exercise. Your body needs time to get used to the radically changed intake it is getting, and if you start exercising straight away/too early, then it's just going to crap out on you, and you'll feel terrible, trust me I know.

In the middle of my second week I went for a walk/jog from my house to work (around 1hour alternating between walking at around 4mph for 15minutes and then 5ish minutes of jogging at around 5/6mph, which I used to do even before I started losign weight). By the time I got to work, I felt physically sick, light headed, headachy, tired beyond belief and my legs and chest muscles ached worse than I'd ever felt.

Since then, I've not done anything beyond what I do in a normal day.
I think that my body is going through enough stress as it is, why give it more?

Also, lots of people who do frequent exercise during a VLCD say that their weightloss slows down (probably because they are toning some muscle and losing fat) but still, I know I'd be demotivated if others were losing 4+lbs a week and I was exercising and losing less than them.


just my 0.02cents :)
 

Yasmine

One last chance
S: 13st10lb C: 11st10lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 24.9 Loss: 2st0lb(14.58%)
#8
There is no "perfect time" as everyone is different - that said, I'd leave it a minimum of 2 weeks before you do any additional exercise. Your body needs time to get used to the radically changed intake it is getting, and if you start exercising straight away/too early, then it's just going to crap out on you, and you'll feel terrible, trust me I know.

In the middle of my second week I went for a walk/jog from my house to work (around 1hour alternating between walking at around 4mph for 15minutes and then 5ish minutes of jogging at around 5/6mph, which I used to do even before I started losign weight). By the time I got to work, I felt physically sick, light headed, headachy, tired beyond belief and my legs and chest muscles ached worse than I'd ever felt.

Since then, I've not done anything beyond what I do in a normal day.
I think that my body is going through enough stress as it is, why give it more?

Also, lots of people who do frequent exercise during a VLCD say that their weightloss slows down (probably because they are toning some muscle and losing fat) but still, I know I'd be demotivated if others were losing 4+lbs a week and I was exercising and losing less than them.


just my 0.02cents :)

:confused: Excersising slows down the weight loss?!!
 
#9
Hi Yasmine

I started LT on Tuesday and waited until Sunday to go to the gym. I did a 45 minutes aerobics class and felt fine been drinking loads of water though. Like everyone says though everyone is different. I have felt fine on LT since day 1, no headaches or anything, maybe a little fatigued on day 2 and 3. I have to say that I feel great at the moment and have loads of energy. But I was prepared to wait until going to the gym. My pharmacist advised 1 week but he told me to listen to my body. He said if I felt tired or lethargic not to go. Jogging is quite an intense workout even if you split it with walking and 1 hour is a long time. Why don't you try something more gentle and maybe at home where you can get your confdence?? if you have access to Wii fit its a really good work out and a good laugh. Do just 10 of 15 minutes of something light to start.

Good luck - its my first weigh in later - hope I do as well as you

Cabbez
 
S: 12st2lb C: 11st2lb G: 8st7lb Loss: 1st0lb(8.24%)
#10
love that saying,body of a god shame its a budda brilliant :8855: :8855: :8855:
 

Yasmine

One last chance
S: 13st10lb C: 11st10lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 24.9 Loss: 2st0lb(14.58%)
#11
Hi Yasmine

I started LT on Tuesday and waited until Sunday to go to the gym. I did a 45 minutes aerobics class and felt fine been drinking loads of water though. Like everyone says though everyone is different. I have felt fine on LT since day 1, no headaches or anything, maybe a little fatigued on day 2 and 3. I have to say that I feel great at the moment and have loads of energy. But I was prepared to wait until going to the gym. My pharmacist advised 1 week but he told me to listen to my body. He said if I felt tired or lethargic not to go. Jogging is quite an intense workout even if you split it with walking and 1 hour is a long time. Why don't you try something more gentle and maybe at home where you can get your confdence?? if you have access to Wii fit its a really good work out and a good laugh. Do just 10 of 15 minutes of something light to start.

Good luck - its my first weigh in later - hope I do as well as you

Cabbez

Thanks for the advice. Problem is, it's my mum who is hassling me about excersise. I like doing excersise, but she pushes me a lot. She won't listen if I told her what my pharmacist says or even what my doctor says when it comes to excersice. She thinks she knows more then a bloody doctor!

I was thinking of doing both aerobics and swimming. Maybe I'll start swimming first. Yed I have Wii fit lol funny thing that is.

Oh and good luck on your weight in! I hope it's good!
 
#12
I have to say that I feel great at the moment and have loads of energy.
Glad that you do, but beware; in the initial stages of Ketosis, yuo'll feel fit to burst with energy, by the second week this'll fade and you'll just feel normal (well, better than normal, but certinaly not the energy-boosted feeling you have to begin with :( ) I was sad when my "energised" feeling left me, and worried that I was out of Keto, when I wasn't it's just what happens.


Excersising slows down the weight loss?!!
You have to be clear on the difference between losing WEIGHT and losing FAT.

Exercise might slow down your loss of weight, but chances are it won't affect your loss of fat.
If you lose 1lb of fat in a week, but gain 1lb of muscle from multiple workouts, then your weightloss is going to be 0; even though you've lost 1lb of fat, it's disouraging to see no loss of "weight". From week to week, this could be the same, and although you WILL BE losing fat it won't show up as much on the scales.

Remember;

[----------] < that much fat weighs the same as
[---] < that much muscle

as muscle is more streamlined and so 1lb of fat is larger in PHYSICAL SIZE than 1lb of muscle, even though they weigh the same.

So of course, you will still SEE and FEEL the difference as the fat goes away, but you might not see or feel the few pounds of muscle going on as they wil take up far less space on your body than a few pounds of fat does, and as such the scales might not show the decrease in overall WEIGHT that we all like to see.

Sorry if that's added confusion! :eek:
 

Yasmine

One last chance
S: 13st10lb C: 11st10lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 24.9 Loss: 2st0lb(14.58%)
#13
Glad that you do, but beware; in the initial stages of Ketosis, yuo'll feel fit to burst with energy, by the second week this'll fade and you'll just feel normal (well, better than normal, but certinaly not the energy-boosted feeling you have to begin with :( ) I was sad when my "energised" feeling left me, and worried that I was out of Keto, when I wasn't it's just what happens.


You have to be clear on the difference between losing WEIGHT and losing FAT.

Exercise might slow down your loss of weight, but chances are it won't affect your loss of fat.
If you lose 1lb of fat in a week, but gain 1lb of muscle from multiple workouts, then your weightloss is going to be 0; even though you've lost 1lb of fat, it's disouraging to see no loss of "weight". From week to week, this could be the same, and although you WILL BE losing fat it won't show up as much on the scales.

Remember;

[----------] < that much fat weighs the same as
[---] < that much muscle

as muscle is more streamlined and so 1lb of fat is larger in PHYSICAL SIZE than 1lb of muscle, even though they weigh the same.

So of course, you will still SEE and FEEL the difference as the fat goes away, but you might not see or feel the few pounds of muscle going on as they wil take up far less space on your body than a few pounds of fat does, and as such the scales might not show the decrease in overall WEIGHT that we all like to see.

Sorry if that's added confusion! :eek:
Oh, well then what should I do? what is the best thing I can do to lose both fat and weight?
 
#14
what is the best thing I can do to lose both fat and weight?
As I said before, I think it's important to understand the difference between fat, and weight;

overall weight refers to everything, skin, bones, hair, fingernails, brain, organs etc. a lot of which, you can't change

fat weight refers to the additional weight you carry that you can change

everyone has a healthy overall weight, but there is no healthy fat weight.

Losing fat will of course make you lose fat weight, but it's really about what your aim is - do you just want to be carrying less fat weight and not worry so much about what your overall weight at the end of it is, or do you want to lose fat weight and have a lower overall weight at the end of it?
After all, a person could be slim and muscular/toned and weight 11stone, or slim and lean and weigh 9stone. They are both healthy, just a different body image/option.



If you are wanting to see exactly how much fat weight you are losing each week then your best best is to do what I do - nothing. Simply do the diet, go about your day and get weighed each week.

Your weigh-in will show you exactly how much overall weight you have lost since you started and you can be confident that that will be the amount of fat weight you have lost.

I didn't want to put you off exericising completely, that wasn't my intention, I just wanted to show you that doing lots of exercise can make the scales not reflect exactly how much fat you have lost.

Just so it's clear, I'll make one last statement;

Exercise will not stop you losing the fat, but it may add muscle weight, which will of course add to your overall weight, and so make it appear that you are losing less than you really are by making you still weigh more overall.

I'm going to back out now, as I feel I am confusing you more and I didn't intend to do that, I only tried to answer your questions as best I could.

Pete :eek:
 
#15
Hi Yasmine,

I know your mum is trying to support you but she as well as you need to understand that a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) is very different to something like weight watchers.

Just following a programme like this can be very tiring. You are taking a very small number of calories on board and the reason your body doesn't go into starvation mode is because it also gives your body all the nutrients it needs.

If you start exercising too much or too quickly your body may not react well. If you use up lots of calories exercising then your body will be getting less than the 450kcal and this could slow down your weight loss.

In addition if you don't take it slowly then you could actually feel very unwell and faint as described above. Perhaps your mum could come on the forum or read this thread as it might give her a bit more background.

To see this through you need support from your family, but not pressure. Unless they have tried one of these types of diets they have no idea what it is like. I have loved it and it has worked very well for me, but I have had to make the decisions about what is best, as it is only me who knows how my body feels.

Hope no offence is taken but this is serious stuff, good luck and if you decide on the swimming then I hope you enjoy it x
 


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