That sounds like too much weight loss too quickly to be healthy (although it’s a good thing so long as it’s healthy!), but I wanted to check in about this before I do anything about it. I did some googling and some skimming of this forum, but I’m having a hard time finding anything to suggest this definitely is or isn’t okay.
BACKGROUND: 38-year-old male, about 5’8", should probably weigh in the low 160s (I think?), have been trying to lose weight for a while. I’ve been using Soylent for about a month but only occasionally at 100%. I also typically work out about three times a week, and I weigh myself daily.
I was recently pretty sick for about a week. (Nothing that seems related to diet/nutrition, more like cold symptoms, seemingly just something that’s been going around.) During that time, I stopped weighing myself and also ate at least one less-than-nutritious meal every day. I’d had a busy week or two before that, so I haven’t worked out in probably close to three weeks.
THREE DAYS AGO: Last time I had solid food.
TWO DAYS AGO: Weighed myself for the first time in a while, came in at 185.2. Did 100% Soylent (plus coffee).
YESTERDAY: Weighed 182.6, did 100% Soylent (plus tea)-- first time ever doing it two days in a row.
TODAY: Weighed 179.8, planning on 100% Soylent (plus tea).
So… like I said, this weight loss is great news so long as it’s healthy, but losing over five pounds in two days seems crazy! I chalked up yesterday’s loss to being back on a healthy diet after a few days of burgers and fries, but today’s loss has me slightly concerned. I feel great (aside from still having a cough and some congestion), but I want to make sure I’m not setting myself up for problems. Is this just how going 100% on a consistent basis when you’re overweight works? Could this just be water weight?
Thanks for any feedback, it’s appreciated!