How do I tell the difference between losing water weight and losing fat?

Discussion in 'General Weight Loss Discussion' started by .X., Dec 12, 2017.

  1. .X.

    .X. Member

    Jan 17, 2012
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    I'm cutting weight and in about 4 days I've gone from 200.2 pounds to 193.6 and I'm gonna keep cutting. I know most of that is water but how do I know when I'm losing fat?
     
  2. PillarofBalance

    PillarofBalance Strength Pimp Staff Member

    Feb 27, 2011
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    This question kinda doesn't make sense or you are just overlooking the obvious.

    You can measure bodyfat %. Calipers, bodpod, dexa etc...

    And it's not like you will continue losing only water.
     
  3. devst8r

    devst8r Member

    Oct 13, 2017
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    if it were 4 days, the chances of it being all fat is very slim. i would say it is mainly water/food weight. but it is possible that some of it was fat
     
  4. codger

    codger New Member

    Dec 26, 2017
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    you have lost 90% water and cleared your intestines and bowels.

    I can lose 7lbs overnight.
     
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