Once you understand the process of weight loss, you will actually be glad when you stop losing weight on your plan, or even gain a little weight at the end of 7 to 10 days. This happens to almost everyone within the first two weeks of a diet program!
Weight loss is not a ‘straight line’ process, but more like a ‘stair-step’ process as you drop your weight. At the plateaus, or flat spots, you may even gain some weight, but here’s why. On the first part of the plan, your rapid weight loss is due partly to water loss as well as fat loss. After 7 to 10 days, the scale probably won’t budge. Don’t let yourself get discouraged when this happens!! THIS IS WHERE REAL FAT LOSS OCCURS. Your body begins to retain water to maintain the shape and configuration of its cells as fat is lost. Cells must maintain a certain shape or they may collapse. Now, this is important…WATER IS HEAVIER THAN FAT, AND SO WHILE YOUR WEIGHT MAY REMAIN STABLE OR EVEN INCREASE, YOU ARE ACTUALLY LOSING FAT. As the water is maintaining the shape of the cells, fat is being lost from the cells. So even though the scale may indicate otherwise, you really are losing weight!