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Is it healthy to lose 12lbs in 24 days?

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Nicole Bressler
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: No

If you are overweight & just started eating healthy & exercising, it isn't uncommon to lose a lot of weight early on.
Much is water weight. On average, with a healthy diet, it is recommended to lose 1lb per week. Fad diets (ex atkins, juice) are not healthy because you are missing vital nutrients & cannot maintain it in the long run & still be healthy. Changing your lifestyle to a healthy one will.

In brief: No

If you are overweight & just started eating healthy & exercising, it isn't uncommon to lose a lot of weight early on.
Much is water weight. On average, with a healthy diet, it is recommended to lose 1lb per week. Fad diets (ex atkins, juice) are not healthy because you are missing vital nutrients & cannot maintain it in the long run & still be healthy. Changing your lifestyle to a healthy one will.
Nicole Bressler
Nicole Bressler
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Tim Markman
General Practice
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In brief: Be careful but...

It depends on your starting point but generally 1-3 pounds lost voluntarily/week is well tolerated if achieved with a balanced diet & exercise, particularly if supervised by a medical professional.
Excessive weight lost too fast puts your health at risk. Of course, if your described weight loss was unintentional, please consult a physician for evaluation.

In brief: Be careful but...

It depends on your starting point but generally 1-3 pounds lost voluntarily/week is well tolerated if achieved with a balanced diet & exercise, particularly if supervised by a medical professional.
Excessive weight lost too fast puts your health at risk. Of course, if your described weight loss was unintentional, please consult a physician for evaluation.
Tim Markman
Tim Markman
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