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05 Feb 2009


I would like to know if caffeine can slow down weightloss?
i started weighless on the 7th of jan and the firste 2 weeks the weighloss was good 3.6 and 1.2 (that was during rebalance - no caffeine was allowed) but the pass two weeks it was slower 0.6 and 0.4kg (i did drink coffee max of 3 cups a day) My groupleade suggested that I swop my meals around like breakfast for lunch ect.
Isn' t this to early for ' n slow down ? I have 46.4kg to go before reaching goal weight.

thanks for the advice.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear JM
Caffeine does not slow down weightloss. In fact it can raise your basic metabolic rate slightly because it is after all, a stimulant. So I think that has happened here is that you had very dramatic weightloss during the first 2 weeks, but that you have now slowed down to a steady loss rate. It is perfectly normal to lose about 0,5 kg per week and slow, but steady weightloss is preferable to a rapid loss which can lead to just as rapid a regain. So stick to your diet and persevere. If you feel up to it, try and do some physical activity like going for a walk once a day for about 30 min. Start slowly and then increase how fast and far you walk as you lose more weight and get fitter.
Hang in there
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