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At what rate can you lose weight and still remain healthy?

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Dr. Robert Stuart
Family Medicine
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In brief: One pound per week

One pound per week is considered a healthy and safe amount of weight to lose.
Since a pound of fat contains 3500 cal. You will have to eat 500 cal. Per day less than you burn. There are internet sites such as fatburn.Com and activtrax to help with this, if you desire. People who brag of losing 5 lb. A week have lost mostly water and some muscle, not primarily fat!

In brief: One pound per week

One pound per week is considered a healthy and safe amount of weight to lose.
Since a pound of fat contains 3500 cal. You will have to eat 500 cal. Per day less than you burn. There are internet sites such as fatburn.Com and activtrax to help with this, if you desire. People who brag of losing 5 lb. A week have lost mostly water and some muscle, not primarily fat!
Dr. Robert Stuart
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: Need BIA analysis

Need monthly body impedance analysis to make sure there is no essential muscle loss to determine how healthy the weight loss program is.

In brief: Need BIA analysis

Need monthly body impedance analysis to make sure there is no essential muscle loss to determine how healthy the weight loss program is.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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