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is it possible to lose 12 pounds in 3 days?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
If something's wrong: If something is wrong, as in the stomach flu, with much vomiting and diarrhea, a person could lose 12 pounds of poop and water in 3 days, but he will be weak, dehydrated, and way off balance in his body's salts and chemicals. A normal weight loss diet cannot burn off 12 pounds of fat in 3 days.
Dr. Laurence Green
Bariatrics 38 years experience
Anythings possible: What kind of weight? Fluid of body fat. A pound of fat is approximately 3500 calories. No way to lose 12 pounds of body fat in 3 days. I'm assuming you want to lose your excess fat(?), not just weight. Also not safe way to proceed.

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