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I'm 24... Is it reasonable to try and lose 30 pounds in a month?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Wright

Not sure what your current weight is, if you have any medical problems, or if u r on any medications.
Normally, average weight loss of 5 pounds is healthy, but check with your doctor about the other issues if u have them.

In brief: Wright

Not sure what your current weight is, if you have any medical problems, or if u r on any medications.
Normally, average weight loss of 5 pounds is healthy, but check with your doctor about the other issues if u have them.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Neelam Shah
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

In brief: Probably not

It is possible to lose a rapid amount of weight in a short period of time (most notably with medical problems such as cancer, hiv), but for someone interested in losing weight for health/fitness reasons, it is certainly not recommended.
To lose weight and maintain weight loss, it is recommend that you lose no more than 1-2 lbs (0.5-1 kg)/week.

In brief: Probably not

It is possible to lose a rapid amount of weight in a short period of time (most notably with medical problems such as cancer, hiv), but for someone interested in losing weight for health/fitness reasons, it is certainly not recommended.
To lose weight and maintain weight loss, it is recommend that you lose no more than 1-2 lbs (0.5-1 kg)/week.
Neelam Shah
Neelam Shah
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