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Is it possible to lose 30 lbs in 100 days?

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Wouldn't advise it

Even if it's possible, I wdn't advise it.
Better to lose 1-1.5 lbs/wk (mod wt loss) by changing habits & diet. That's ~15-20 lbs in 14 weeks (98 days). To lose more wt, often u have 2 crash diet or exercise madly. Crash diets ultimately result in MORE wt in the long-run that's harder to lose. Extreme exercise can b dangerous & injurious when unsupervised. If morbidly obese, seek surgical advice.

In brief: Wouldn't advise it

Even if it's possible, I wdn't advise it.
Better to lose 1-1.5 lbs/wk (mod wt loss) by changing habits & diet. That's ~15-20 lbs in 14 weeks (98 days). To lose more wt, often u have 2 crash diet or exercise madly. Crash diets ultimately result in MORE wt in the long-run that's harder to lose. Extreme exercise can b dangerous & injurious when unsupervised. If morbidly obese, seek surgical advice.
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes--But?

We usually take in more calories that we need.
If one decreases caloric intake by 500 calories per day, they should lose 1/2 pound per week or 26 pounds in a year. Decreasing by 1, 000 calories a day will cause one to lose 52 #'s a year. Radical diets will cause you to lose more but be cautioned on the health risks. The first 10-15 pounds may be water and salt loss and not fat loss! caution!

In brief: Yes--But?

We usually take in more calories that we need.
If one decreases caloric intake by 500 calories per day, they should lose 1/2 pound per week or 26 pounds in a year. Decreasing by 1, 000 calories a day will cause one to lose 52 #'s a year. Radical diets will cause you to lose more but be cautioned on the health risks. The first 10-15 pounds may be water and salt loss and not fat loss! caution!
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes it is

It depends on your weight and your BMI as well as your fat percentage/ muscle percentage.
Many people under supervision of Bariatrician can lose 2-3 lbs a week. Exercise, no sugary beverages, low high index carbohydrates, low calorie diet and restful night sleep

In brief: Yes it is

It depends on your weight and your BMI as well as your fat percentage/ muscle percentage.
Many people under supervision of Bariatrician can lose 2-3 lbs a week. Exercise, no sugary beverages, low high index carbohydrates, low calorie diet and restful night sleep
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Yes - but too fast

to be healthy.

In brief: Yes - but too fast

to be healthy.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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