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Does it a good strategy to lose five pounds in the first week of a weight management plan?

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Danielle Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 doctors agree

In brief: No

Healthy weight loss is generally considered to be weight lost at a rate of about 1 - 2 pounds/week.
Weight is easier to keep off when lost at a slow and steady rate using a healthy diet and exercise regimen that can be sustained as a lifestyle, rather than a crash diet. The best diet is one that you can stay on and maintain for life.

In brief: No

Healthy weight loss is generally considered to be weight lost at a rate of about 1 - 2 pounds/week.
Weight is easier to keep off when lost at a slow and steady rate using a healthy diet and exercise regimen that can be sustained as a lifestyle, rather than a crash diet. The best diet is one that you can stay on and maintain for life.
Danielle Jones
Danielle Jones
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Dr. David Wyatt
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes! But .....

For the first week of a lower cal, lower carb menu you could easily lose 5 #s- attributable to some water weight loss.
Afterwards we try to shoot for 1-2 #s a week for healthy weight loss goals.

In brief: Yes! But .....

For the first week of a lower cal, lower carb menu you could easily lose 5 #s- attributable to some water weight loss.
Afterwards we try to shoot for 1-2 #s a week for healthy weight loss goals.
Dr. David Wyatt
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