Originally Posted by beernutz
Low carb diet starting on 3/26/2011: 195 lbs at 22% body fat
Currently as of 10/22/2011: 170 lbs at 14.9% body fat
Results: 25 lbs and 7.1% body fat lost
Goal: 11% body fat
Originally Posted by kikiviva
195lbs X 0.071(body fat that u lost) = 13.8 lbs
So you lost 13.8 lbs of fat.
Where is (25 - 13.8 = ) 11.2lbs...
From your muscle.... So you have lost 60% fat with 40% muscle...]
He started with 152 pounds lean body mass (LBM)...195 * .78 = 152
He ended with 144 pounds lean body mass....170 * .85 = 144
He lost 25 pounds total; 8 pounds LBM and 17 pounds fat.
So about 1/3 of his loss was LBM (which is certainly not all muscle).
Add to this the fact that he **probably** underestimated his bodyfat% at the beginning. Very common. All in all, his results are about what you might expect to see.
Originally Posted by r2473
November 2010: 250 lbs. @ 27.5%
March 2011: 210 lbs. @ 17.5%
September 2011: 200 lbs. @ 13%
Today: 210 lbs. @ 16.5%
205 @ 15% is as low as I can go and still be able to eat "normal".
My numbers are a little different. In truth, I went from 248 to 209 (I rounded off). I did start at 27.5% and ended up at 16.5%. I lost 39 pounds total of which ~6 pounds were LBM or about 15% was LBM loss.
Why is my LBM loss lower? Probably because my initial bodyfat test was more accurate is my guess. Other methods had me closer to 23% (online calculators, bodyfat bathroom scale, etc). That would have started me 10 pounds LBM higher, resulting in a 40% LBM loss.
That's my take on it anyway.