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Doctor insights on: How Much Weight Should I Lose Per Week

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How much weight should I safely lose per week?

How much weight should I safely lose per week?

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. ...Read more

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How much weight can I lose per week without affecting my breast milk providing that my baby is six weeks old?

How much weight can I lose per week without affecting my breast milk providing that my baby is six weeks old?

Depends: Some women swell during pregnancy and will naturally lose more weight in the first few months of breastfeeding. Most mothers who are breastfeeding lose weight 2-4 months after birth when their milk supply starts to increase you develop a strong routine. I think it's more important to focus on the quality of foods in your diet and to follow up with your physician to make sure you are healthy. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many days per week should I exercise to lose weight?

Can you let me know how many days per week should I exercise to lose weight?

Cardio Mix: This varies from person to person. If you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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What is a realistic amount of cardio to do per week to lose weight and keep it off?

What is a realistic amount of cardio to do per week to lose weight and keep it off?

Exercise: Brisk walking at a moderate pace at for 20-30 mins three to four times a week. ...Read more

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I'm a 26 year old woman and i keep losing weight. About 1-2 pounds per week. I'm starting to worry!?

I'm a 26 year old woman and i keep losing weight. About 1-2 pounds per week. I'm starting to worry!?

Losing weight: Unexplained weight loss should always be investigated. If you haven't changed your eating habits, started a new medication, changed your exercise routine, and are losing weight, you need to see your doctor to figure out why. ...Read more

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How long should I exercise per day to lose weight? & how many times per week should I exercise to lose weight?

How long should I exercise per day to lose weight? & how many times per week should I exercise to lose weight?

Exercise: Recommend that calories burned exceed calories in. Drinking at least 8 8 ounce glasses per day is important for both hydration and weight control. Try to get in whole foods (fiber) as well as 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Physical activity is essential. At least 8 hours of sleep per night helps. Aim for at least 30 minutes of aerobic activity at least 5 days per week ...Read more

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I am trying to lose weight and i train 5 times per week for 3 to 4 hours and I am on diet but i ain't losing any weight?

I am trying to lose weight and i train 5 times per week for 3 to 4 hours and I am on diet but i ain't losing any weight?

Balance: Weight loss results from energy expended > energy taken in. You say you're on a diet but, have you restricted your calories too much? The body needs enough fuel to work or it won't drop weight. Check the timing of your meals as well. Consider getting the advice of a nutritionist to help with that. As for the exercise, make it varied so your body doesn't become accustomed to it. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How much weight is safe to lose per week when breastfeeding?

How much weight is safe to lose per week when breastfeeding?

Up to two pounds/wk: You are feeding any where from 500-1000 calories a day to the infant, that equates to a high of 2 pounds a week. ...Read more

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To maintain weight you have eat 2000 calories a day, how much would this have to be cut down for me to lose 2lbs per week?

To maintain weight you have eat 2000 calories a day, how much would this have to be cut down for me to lose 2lbs per week?

7000 calories/wk: It takes 3500 calories to gain or lose 1 pound. You would have to eat 1000 cal/day less than you do now to lose 2 lbs in 1 week. The number of calories you need to maintain your weight depends on your age, size, and level of activity. 2000 cal a day is correct for a male weighing about 185 lbs and doing regular physical activity. A female, weighing 140 lbs, doing little exercise needs 1200-1400. ...Read more