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Are You a Clumper?

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What is a clumper? A clumper is what we call someone who holds on to weight and loses every 2-3 days. This is very common especially in women and we sometimes get frustrated and want to quit or do something that causes the scale to move, which I like to call scale manipulation. This is all part of the process and once you identify how your body loses after week one settle into the pattern and you will be more successful. Make sure you are measuring. Measuring is key, as this is Pounds and Inches!

Dr Simeons discusses the “clumper” and how it works in Pounds and Inches. “We distinguish four types of interruption in the regular daily loss. The first is the one that has already been mentioned in which the weight stays stationary for a day or two, and this occurs, particularly towards the end of a course, in almost every case.”

“After the fourth or fifth day of dieting the daily loss of weight begins to decrease to one pound or somewhat less per day, and there is a smaller urinary output. Men often continue to lose regularly at that rate, but women are more irregular in spite of faultless dieting. There may be no drop at all for two or three days and then a sudden loss which reestablishes the normal average. These fluctuations are entirely due to variations in the retention and elimination of water, which are more marked in women than in men.”

“When these cells are empty and therefore serve no purpose the body breaks down the cellular structure and absorbs it, but breaking up of useless cells, connective tissue, blood vessels, etc., may lag behind the process of fat-extraction. When this happens the body appears to replace some of the extracted fat with water which is retained for this purpose. As water is heavier than fat the scales may show no loss of weight, although sufficient fat has actually been consumed to make up for the deficit in the 500-Calorie diet. When then such tissue is finally broken down, the water is liberated and there is a sudden flood of urine and a marked loss of weight.”

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Comments

  1. hi there I must be in a stall, I have lost a lot of weight in the first few days, and know for the last two days nothing has moved on the scale.. I am on my third time, over the years, however, this stalling is defeating me, I am in day 7, I have not cheated, what should I do… thanks desperate..

    • “After the fourth or fifth day of dieting the daily loss of weight begins to decrease to one pound or somewhat less per day, and there is a smaller urinary output. Men often continue to lose regularly at that rate, but women are more irregular in spite of faultless dieting. There may be no drop at all for two or three days and then a sudden loss which reestablishes the normal average. These fluctuations are entirely due to variations in the retention and elimination of water, which are more marked in women than in men.”

      Check out this article it will help you http://www.miracleskinnydrops.com/2011/12/10/are-you-a-clumper/

      Also stalls happen and discusses reasons for stalls and solutions: http://www.miracleskinnydrops.com/2011/04/12/stalls-happen/

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