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Old 04-26-2016, 12:06 AM
 
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~6 months ago I was 6'2", 250. Pretty built but a layer of protective karate fat of probably 20-25%.


Started a hard labor night shift burning 8K+ calories per night according to my Fitbit, lost 20 pounds, cool. For the last 3 months I have been back in my good old desk job (now night shift) but the weight keeps coming off. Down to 205 now.


Don't get me wrong I'm happy that I am in the best shape I've been in since the army but a 25% body weight reduction in 6 months is beyond extreme with no exercise or dieting. The only change is that I force myself to get a nearly excessive amount of sleep the last 6 months to make sure I stay energized and alert for the night shifts. I feel great, I haven't lost any muscle that I can tell (chest and arms are still naturally massive), I am absolutely shredded (seriously people spend millions on personal trainers to get these abs and V) and no other indicators of something being wrong.


Annual physical is in two weeks and I'll make sure Doc checks me out for the big C but if not cancer than what the heck could have caused this? The extra sleep? That first job kickstarting my metabolism?
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Old 04-26-2016, 06:30 AM
 
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Do discuss this with your doctor. It may very well be that you kick started your metabolism, however, your doctor may want to do a blood test to check your thyroid. A rapid loss of weight can indicate hyperthyroidism.
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Old 04-26-2016, 08:14 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Another cause of rapid, unintentional weight loss is uncontrolled diabetes.
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Old 04-26-2016, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Sector 001
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check your blood sugar using a kit from wally world 1 hour after a typical meal with some carbs. Should be no higher than 150 mg/dl.

Otherwise the extra muscle you put on from that much hard work will have raised your base metabolism.
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Old 04-26-2016, 05:16 PM
 
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Hypothyroid condition could maybe cause weight loss, but that's mostly something that women develop. And you lost quite a bit of weight.

Hope that it's nothing serious and that your check up goes ok.
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Old 04-27-2016, 03:33 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Hypothyroid condition could maybe cause weight loss, but that's mostly something that women develop. And you lost quite a bit of weight.

Hope that it's nothing serious and that your check up goes ok.
It's hyperthyroidism that causes weight loss, and men can get it, too. Hypothyroidism is usually associated with weight gain.

How much are you eating?
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Old 04-28-2016, 09:47 PM
 
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It's hyperthyroidism that causes weight loss, and men can get it, too. Hypothyroidism is usually associated with weight gain.

How much are you eating?
Pretty consistent ~2500 calories, with an occasional splurge on weekends with friends via dips and other delicious grazing items. Diet is the same as it was before the weight loss with 5 straight years in the 250-260 range.
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Old 05-01-2016, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Could be you upped your muscle mass, which in turn, ups your metabolism!
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Old 05-01-2016, 07:46 PM
 
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Op: can we get an update? *bump*
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