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A 19-year-old female asked:

How can lose 50 pounds 1 month i weigh 233 and i'm 19 years old?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Goal = 1-2lb/wk: Safe weight loss is approximately 1-2 pounds per week via a combination of healthy nutrition & exercise. Don't forget that body composition is just as, if not more, important than weight. After all, better to have more muscle than fat. Any way, losing 50# in a month isn't realistic, even if you're on a tv show. Go see your family doc to be sure it's safe to start exercise. Also check thyroid too.
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