pounds / dress sizes

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  1. SunshineFlower

    SunshineFlower Having another go....

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    ok this has probably been asked many many times - but in your experience,

    how many pounds = a dress size (up or down)

    eg: if i am looking to go from a 14 to a 12, how much weight should i look to lose? (i know it will be different for everyone)
     
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  3. goodthingsinsmallpackages

    goodthingsinsmallpackages Full Member

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    I have recently finished Lighter Life and most people find that it's about a stone to a dress size.

    My loss was nearly 1.5 stone to a dress size though
     
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    Hello. I'm on ww and my previous experience is that it's normally 1.5st per dress size too x
     
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    SunshineFlower Having another go....

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    thank you x x x
     
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    I think it also depends on body type and also body composition i.e muscle vs. fat. Muscle is way more denser, and so takes up less room on your body as opposed to fat which just wobbles everywhere.
     
  7. gina_b

    gina_b Les Mills Fitness Freak

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    for me, healthy eating and exericse method, with a 10lb loss was two dress sizes... but i have more muscle so it takes up less room than fat
     
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    I can't remember where I read it, and having looked at other people's answers it seems much less plausible now, but I did see somewhere that it was only 7lbs difference between dress sizes.
    Other people have said it, but it really does come down to your body type too.
     
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    A dress size every 7lbs can't really be right or I'll be 2 sizes smaller than a size 6 when I reach goal. Even I think that's too small!!!
     
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    I would doubt it would be a dress size per 7lbs or I would have lost 11 dress sizes! I was an 18 to start with and I lost 5.5 stone and am most definitely not below a size 0. I am now a comfortable size 10.
     
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    Haha, it doesn't seem right, does it? I can't remember where I read it!
     
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    I've normally found that its around 1 - 1.5 stone per dress size......but obviously it depends on how/where you carry your weight and i think how big you are makes a big difference too.......for example i'm a size 30 and i bet theres far more leeway in larger clothes than there is in smaller clothes as smaller clothes tend to be more fitted than the shapeless things i wear :)
     
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