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Lipotrim fat loss or water weight loss?


Wants to Maintain Gd!!


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Are ye mad??? LOL! You mean I have lost 3.5 stone of water???? HA! No I don't believe it at all. I guarntee you that the hard lumpy cellulite and fat that was on my butt was not water and it is gone now!
Anyone carrying this much water would surely come with a tap!!!

No, me thinks its fat.


Wants to Maintain Gd!!
No not mad, just curious as it is plastered over lots of search engines.


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Hi minimin

TFR definitely burns fat chick!! I had a fat percentage of 37.8% before I started and 38lbs down its now 28.1%, the fat is deffo going!

Yes the first week or even 2 can be a lot of water, although some people say if you lose less weight compared to others on your first week, it just means you have less water storage and have gone into burning fat. Ketosis burns additional fat stores for energy to make up the cal deficit - FACT. Those search engines are stupid arent they? lol

No wonder so many people have negative views to VLCDS when the info on the internet is wrong!!


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The first week it is mostly glycogen and water and after that you are a fat burning machine.

If you read below this will explain it some more it is taken from Lipotrim Refeeding Programme.

Remember, under non-dieting the primary source of fuel that the body uses for energy is its blood sugar. When the blood sugar supply gets low the body has reserves of sugar which are stored as a complex molecule called glycogen. Glycogen is stored in the body bound to a great deal of water. When we change the amount of glycogen in the body we also change the amount of water. Glycogen and water are heavy. Changes will affect our weight a great deal and in a very short timespan. After dieting the body will again need glycogen and it will be restored with the reintroduction of food. A few simple facts about glycogen will help you to understand how to prevent a great deal of unnecessary weight regain after total food replacement.

1. Glycogen is made of sugar and that is, therefore, a carbohydrate. A pound of glycogen is worth about 1800 Calories. 1800 Calories deficit in the daily intake can use up a pound of glycogen from storage

2. Glycogen is stored with about 4 parts of water for each part of glycogen. This means that a pound of glycogen may hold an additional 4 pounds of water. 1800 Calories of Calorie deficit in the food eaten can cause a 5 pound weight loss. Compare that with the real need for fat loss. The same 1800 Calorie deficit will only use up 1/2 pound of fat.

3.Glycogen is stored in the liver, muscles and fat cells of the body. The amount we can store can vary depending upon what we eat and how much we use our muscles. Recent research suggests that some people may store as much as a kilogram of glycogen that can be mobilised in the first few days using a vlcd diet. This could mean that such a person could lose almost a stone in weight during the first few days of dieting and not yet have burned any fat.

4. Glycogen is used up and replaced as a matter of course all the time. Think of the glycogen stores the way you think of a kitchen jug that contains sugar. When the levels get low it is easy to fill it up. Daily activities of living and sleeping use glycogen up. Eating fills glycogen stores back up, every day.

5. It is possible to overfill the glycogen stores so that they contain more than the normal levels. Athletes do this and call it carbohydrate loading. Athletes stop eating carbohydrate to deplete their glycogen stores and then feast on carbohydrates. This gives them a larger reserve tank of ready fuel for endurance exercises, such as marathon running. If we eat a lot of carbohydrate foods right after dieting we will accomplish the same thing - extra glycogen that we will not burn up in a few hours of exercise; a lot of extra water that will stay as long as the glycogen (until the next diet or marathon type exercise); extra weight on the scales that cannot be distinguished from fat, makes you depressed and inclined to eat in despair. Totally unnecessary.

6. If carbohydrate foods are reintroduced gradually and in the right sequence over a period of days, the glycogen will return to a normal and modest level without unnecessary weight gain.

Carbohydrate foods include: vegetables, potato, cereal, breads, pasta/rice and fruits. There are carbohydrate foods containing a lot of simple sugars - such as fruit - and those we term 'complex', such as most vegetables.

These will form the bulk (60%) of your long term change to healthy eating buy need to be controlled during refeeding and afterwards for those who have had an insulin resistance problem.
Love Mini xxx


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Well they are welcome to use my butt for scientific research anytime! It is NOT water! First week or two ....yes after that fat. Possibly some muscle too but mainly fat.


Wants to Maintain Gd!!
Thanks for clearing that up Mini.
i hope that's cleared it up for you minimin. i think it's all over the internet like that because there are so many people so negative about it - trying to discourage use of the vlcd's.

ignore them and proove them all wrong! xx


Wants to Maintain Gd!!
Yeah that's true, your losses is amazing!!

i hope that's cleared it up for you minimin. i think it's all over the internet like that because there are so many people so negative about it - trying to discourage use of the vlcd's.

ignore them and proove them all wrong! xx

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