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A 39-year-old member asked:

how much weight can you lose safely each week?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
A couple pounds/wk: Successful (intentional) weight loss requires that a person stick to a plan for months or years. The person must be happy with the foods he gets to eat, so severe calorie restriction is usually unsuccessful. A person can cut back on calories enough to lose 2 pounds a week, and will be more likely to stay with that modest type of plan. Two pounds a week is about 100 pounds a year!
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: For my patients. I recommend 2 to 5 pounds weekly. The heavier you are the more weight you lose during the first few months. As you get close to lean body mass, the weight will slow down. Please check with your doctor to see if there's any reason that you're having trouble losing weight. There's information. Also located on our webpage. W ww.Weigh station.Net. Please read the newsletters.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

How much weight should I be gaining every week?

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Dr. Jaime Lopez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
1/2-1 pound: For patients who start off at their ideal weight, we recommend 4 lbs in the first trimester, then 1/2-1 lb per week thereafter, for a total of about 25-32 lbs. The weight gain is different for twins, or for patients who are overweight or have medical conditions like hypertension or diabetes.
A 35-year-old member asked:

I felt sick for the first 12 weeks and lost a stone in weight and about two inches round my waist. Should I be concerned?

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Dr. Amy Herold
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Not necessarily: Most women are nauseated in the first trimester. If you have lost more than 10% of your pre-pregnancy weight or are severely dehydrated you may need to be hospitalized for IV fluids and nausea medications. Losing 1 stone (14 lbs) is ok if you weighed 140 lbs or more at the start of your pregnancy as long as you can keep some fluids down.
A 29-year-old member asked:

How can I manage peoples' constant comments about my weight?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Forgive them: Forgive the stupidity of people and assume they are somehow trying to help you maybe by their comments. Being overweight can be troublesome as you get older from a medical standpoint, leading to increased heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, sleep apnea, etc. Etc. So slowly take their stupid comments and let it help build up a want inside you to try and lose weight. Ask dr. For advice too.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How much weight should I safely lose per week?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Depends: It's depends on how much excess weight you have at this point but in general, 0.5-2 lbs/week is the healthy rate for weight loss.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How much weight can a person safely lose a week?

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Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry 43 years experience
2 - 5 lbs PER WEEK!: So long as they are reasonably healthy and have no major health issues. Doctor designed and recommended: take shape for life is a system that uses the small meal every 3 hour approach to weight loss. Fewer calories taken in and more calories used in daily activity equals safe and rapid weight loss. I can help. www.thin.tsfl.com.

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