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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how long it should take to lose 10 pounds with a healthy easy diet and exercise?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
It depends: Each pound is 3500 calories. To lose 10 lbs your need to either consume 35, 000 fewer calories or burn up that many calories (or a combination of diet and exercise). A realistic goal is to be in negative calorie balance by 350 calories a day. It will therefore take 100 days (about 3 months).

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