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How Long Does It Take To Lose A Pants Size?


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Hi everyone :) So I'm trying to slim down, but I really don't care about losing weight, I want to lose inches. I'm trying to lose 2-3 inches off my waist and stomach in a month, and then 2-3 more, for a total of 4-5 inches.

How many inches do you need to lose to lose a pant size? I've been working out and eating well and counting calories for almost a week now, and I haven't really felt it in my pants, and I feel like I should have. I feel like I look a little thinner, but I feel like that's only because I'm consuming less calories not because I actually have slimmed down because if i have slimmed down, I would have felt it in my pants!

I feel like I'm doing something wrong, but I've been doing weights and cardio, circuits  a building up a big sweat every day while also eating (mostly) lean proteins, veggies, fruits, and complex carbs.

So should I feel any looseness in my pants by now? How long should it take until I feel looseness? How long will it take for me to lose a pants size?

THANK YOU!

 

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It is not set in stone, everyone loses differently but I have read around that some people find 10lbs is equivalent to going do wn a pant size. But they are going for weight loss to get healthy and not starting with a healthy BMI.

Everyone is different my weight seems to go fast on my hips, butt and legs and slower waist and even slower in the chest. I went from unable to get my size 30/10 jeans past my thigh, -30lbs they fit, -5-6lbs they are lose and I can get my size 28/6 jeans same brand/style on, just not zipped.

My goal besides some inch loss numbers/weight loss/measurements goals, is to be comfortable in these size 6 jeans and down a cup size, but we will see what my body ends up at my final goal weight. But that brings me to fat loss, after I am my goal weight it will all be about fitness and losing fat/inches with strength/weight training.

If you are in a healthy BMI you may want fat loss, if you are not maybe get to a healthy BMI and see how you are there but really strength/weight training may give you the results you want and not straight up weight loss.

It took me five weeks and at least three days of hard workouts at the gym per week and I walk twice a day during the work week for a total of around 40 minutes. I also use weights and add extras to my workout like rowing/bike/medicine ball/yoga. I am eating about 1600 calories on average but I have started upping it and I am going to aim for 1800-2000 when I am working out hard at the gym. I just started this journey so I am still learning. Smile

Original Post by hollowness:

It is not set in stone, everyone loses differently but I have read around that some people find 10lbs is equivalent to going do wn a pant size. But they are going for weight loss to get healthy and not starting with a healthy BMI.

Everyone is different my weight seems to go fast on my hips, butt and legs and slower waist and even slower in the chest. I went from unable to get my size 30/10 jeans past my thigh, -30lbs they fit, -5-6lbs they are lose and I can get my size 28/6 jeans same brand/style on, just not zipped.

My goal besides some inch loss numbers/weight loss/measurements goals, is to be comfortable in these size 6 jeans and down a cup size, but we will see what my body ends up at my final goal weight. But that brings me to fat loss, after I am my goal weight it will all be about fitness and losing fat/inches with strength/weight training.

If you are in a healthy BMI you may want fat loss, if you are not maybe get to a healthy BMI and see how you are there but really strength/weight training may give you the results you want and not straight up weight loss.

Thanks Hollowness:) I too am trying to fit into my size 28 jeans, and I think right now I'm a size 32, which makes me really unhappy but I am at a healthy BMI. So basically about 4-6 weeks to lose a size? That seems like a really long time, especially since I am trying to lose 2 sizes (aiming for an 8). It really upsets me because I used to be around a 10 and now it just seems like it's taking a long time to lose the fat, which is what I'm aiming for-fat loss. 

It depends on your weight, frame size, fat to muscle ratio, ect, but I'd say at a size 32 it would probably take you a month to get down to a size 30, and another month, maybe more, to size 28, assuming you stick to a good diet and exercise plan. You're looking a two months, minimum. However, it depends. It could take longer, but I seriously doubt you get to that number sooner. 

Original Post by dannyc249:

It depends on your weight, frame size, fat to muscle ratio, ect, but I'd say at a size 32 it would probably take you a month to get down to a size 30, and another month, maybe more, to size 28, assuming you stick to a good diet and exercise plan. You're looking a two months, minimum. However, it depends. It could take longer, but I seriously doubt you get to that number sooner. 

So you're thinking an average of 2 inches a month, 0.5 inches a week?

Yeah, 2 inches is my best guess, but I'm a male, and male's typically store more fat in the gut aka waist area than females, and therefore it typically comes off that region slower. Just don't expect super fast results.

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