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How long does it take to lose 15 or even more pounds?
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Dr. Malinda Linn
Family Medicine
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In brief: Slow and steady
It takes a while to put on weight and the best way to be successful in losing it is to be slow about it as well.
With a well controlled diet and exercise plan, you should anticipate 1/2 - 2 lbs per week. More than that can set you up for gaining it back quickly. With this calculation, you should plan to take at least 2 months and often more for the 15 lbs. Have your physician give you a plan.

In brief: Slow and steady
It takes a while to put on weight and the best way to be successful in losing it is to be slow about it as well.
With a well controlled diet and exercise plan, you should anticipate 1/2 - 2 lbs per week. More than that can set you up for gaining it back quickly. With this calculation, you should plan to take at least 2 months and often more for the 15 lbs. Have your physician give you a plan.
Dr. Malinda Linn
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