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Is it possible to lose 45 pounds in 21 weeks in a healthy way?
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Neelam Shah
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
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: Yes
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.
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