FAQPosted by CarolineUK on 9 months ago I am beginning to get a bit worried. I have dieted well and exercised as hard and much as my body can take each day. I have now lost 45 pounds in 9 weeks. I am delighted with that and would like to double that loss in the months to come. But I am beginning to worry whether I am doing my body harm by losing so much weight so quickly. I have read articles that say that when the body is subject to such fast weight loss, it can only eat away 2 pounds a week of fat so starts eating away muscle. I have also read that a low fat diet can mean the gallbladder is underused and can therefore develop stones. I feel the fittest I have ever been - I can run, do 100 press ups and do a great martial arts session after a 3 mile power walk and run. My pulse is in the 60s and my bloodpressure in the 120s. So all the obvious measurable signs make me look really healthy. I have muscles and developing muscle definition. But am I OK on the inside? My heart seems stronger than ever on the basis of it's performance when training. Week on week, I can see an improvement in how long I can run for before having to drop back to a power walk and a marked decrease in the recovery time before I can run again. Is cardiovascular performance a good indicator of a healthy heart? Or will it have been weakened by the body wanting to eat muscle because I am asking it to lose weight faster than it can eat fat? Does anyone know about this stuff? I haven't had any medical monitoring of my weight loss and fitness regime - partly because I didn't think it was necessary because I was generally healthy and the only thing that was wrong with me was too much weight....and probably mainly because I am scared of doctors! Any info much appreciated :) Caroline
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