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I am 18 y/o & female & would like to lose weight. I am 237 lbs & 5'7". What would be a healthy goal to set to lose weight by june? Is 50 lbs too much?

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
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In brief: Weight loss too fast

Hi colleen. Losing 50lbs is about 55% excess body weight loss.
Losing that in 6 months is fast, even for someone who has had surgery. That doesn't mean it is bad though. If you are eating healthy food and exercising a lot, losing weight that fast can be safe.

In brief: Weight loss too fast

Hi colleen. Losing 50lbs is about 55% excess body weight loss.
Losing that in 6 months is fast, even for someone who has had surgery. That doesn't mean it is bad though. If you are eating healthy food and exercising a lot, losing weight that fast can be safe.
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