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A four-week fat loss study found that individuals continued to lose weight during week five, despite an increase in calorie intake towards maintenance level. While this seems like some next-level wizardry, we can logically and rationally conclude that this continued weight loss must in some way be tied to water retention and subsequent water loss. Those who say you’ll experience the whoosh effect believe that when you start the keto diet, the diet causes your fat cells to retain water. They. This buzzy weight-loss term supposedly describes a phenomenon in which fat cells fill with water, feel “squishy” for a bit, then — whoosh! — release all that water so you drop a few pounds seemingly overnight.

If that sounds like a made-up term, that’s because it is. Here’s what you need to know about this persistent fitness myth. The whoosh effect is simply a name given to the alleged phenomenon that when your body burns fat, its fat cells often temporarily fill with water before fully shrinking down. This can cause your scale weight to stall and your body shape stay relatively the same (if not squishier) even though you’re on track for weight loss. So, the whoosh effect is a hypothesis whereby there is a delay between visible weight loss and actual weight (fat) loss.

This hypothesis goes as follows: When your fat cells are emptied of their fat (due to diet and exercising), they fill up with water. This results in your problem areas becoming soft and squishy. I feel the whoosh effect can be a great way to keep one motivated while on a weight loss plateau.

It can actually keep the frustration level down which is so peculiar during weight loss journey. It has been observed that people with higher levels of water retention experience more whoosh effect. The whoosh effect explains why tracking fat loss can be tricky. If you are dieting and still have squishy fat without weight loss, this could be the reason why. I have read online that you can actually force the whoosh effect with certain types of exercise and diet, but I haven’t tried it.

November 15, 2012 6:57PM. 15. It should be noted that as you gain and lose weight, fat cells do not increase or decrease in number, they simply increase or decrease in size, if I remember correctly.

Recently, one paper did suggest that visceral fat can fill up with water after massive weight loss but that’s about it. Somewhat circumstantially, people using Bioimpedance body fat scales (which use hydration to estimate body fat levels) have noted that body fat. Leading up to the whoosh, the fat, marbles under the skin will keep reducing and more and more of the fat will become mostly water. Your fat will get EXTREMELY soft and you will almost feel like you are getting bigger than you were earlier.

The fat/skin seems almost to leak out and feels extremely yucky.

List of related literature:

As a person loses weight the electronic scale detects both an increase in water and a reduction in fat.

“The Power of Your Metabolism” by Frank Suarez
from The Power of Your Metabolism
by Frank Suarez
New Leaf Distributing Company, 2009

Yes, you get slimmer but a lot of the initial weight loss is water and muscle.

“Solitary Fitness You Don't Need a Fancy Gym or Expensive Gear to be as Fit as Me” by Charles Bronson
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by Charles Bronson
John Blake, 2007

Studies have shown that burning fat during exercise does not affect loss of body fat (Zelasko 1995).

“Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook” by Nancy Clark
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by Nancy Clark
Human Kinetics, 2019

Not only that, a person can be losing fat, building muscle, hydrating better, increasing blood volume, drop four sizes, and never lose a pound on the scale, yet it’s the most common measure of progress.

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Thus, it is clearly possible to increase physical activity without weight loss.

“Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health” by Harold W. Kohl, Tinker D. Murray
from Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health
by Harold W. Kohl, Tinker D. Murray
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2012

Quite in fact, some studies suggest that there will be less weight loss if exercise is included during the diet but this is somewhat misleading.

“The Rapid Fat Loss Handbook: A Scientific Approach to Crash Dieting” by Lyle McDonald
from The Rapid Fat Loss Handbook: A Scientific Approach to Crash Dieting
by Lyle McDonald
Lyle McDonald, 2005

On the other hand, a normal-weight subject (60 kg) will lose only 0.5 kg with the same fat reduction.

“Human Nutrition E-Book” by Catherine Geissler, Hilary Powers
from Human Nutrition E-Book
by Catherine Geissler, Hilary Powers
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

The corollary is that if you eatless fat, then you’ll easily lose body fat.

“The New Atkins for a New You: The Ultimate Diet for Shedding Weight and Feeling Great” by Dr. Eric C. Westman, Dr. Stephen D. Phinney, Dr. Jeff S. Volek
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by Dr. Eric C. Westman, Dr. Stephen D. Phinney, Dr. Jeff S. Volek
Atria Books, 2010

Therefore, to lose a pound of fat, one must decrease energy intake and/or increase energy output by this amount.

“Nutrition and Metabolism in Sports, Exercise and Health” by Jie Kang
from Nutrition and Metabolism in Sports, Exercise and Health
by Jie Kang
Taylor & Francis, 2018

Studies have demonstrated that if calories are kept constant, slashing carbohydrates but leaving fat and protein results in substantial weight loss, while cutting fat that leaves a preponderance of carbohydrates and proteins results in either less weight loss or even weight gain depending on the number of calories.

“Undoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your Doctor” by William Davis
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by William Davis
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, 2017

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