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How fast can I expect to lose weight?

How fast can I expect to lose weight?

Don’t expect to lose more than 2 pounds a week.

1. Expect to lose no more than 1– 2 pounds per week.

2. Plan for it to take at least six months to lose 10% of your body weight.

It’s common for your rate of weight loss to slow down after six months and to reach a plateau.

Source:
Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults: Expert Panel on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight in Adults



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