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What is a healthy and realistic ammount of weight to lose in one week?

… For someone who just started eating WAY healthier and doing at least 30 minutes of cardio 5 days a week.

I have been on my diet/exercise regime for about 2 weeks and have lost 7lbs. Does that sound about right?

And also, what is a healthy time frame for someone to expect to lose a total of 30-35lbs?

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One Response to “What is a healthy and realistic ammount of weight to lose in one week?”

  1. Shannon L - Gavin's Mommy said :

    For the first two weeks that sounds pretty good. Since you’re changing your eating habits and incorporating exercise into your weekly routine, you’ll likely lose more weight in the very beginning. Once your body starts adjusting to this new lifestyle, I would expect to lose about 1 to 2 pounds a week. That’s really all you want to lose a week in order to ensure you keep the weight off.

    I would guess that you’d be able to lose 30-35 lbs in about 20 weeks if you keep up with things. Also beware of plateauing. Somewhere along the line you will, it happens to all of us. Just try to change up your routine and be sure to do some light weight training or resistance training in order to build lean muscle. Muscle weighs more than fat, but it’s a LOT more compact. So you might stop losing weight at some point, but continue to tone. Try not to get fixed on the number on the scale. I’d prefer to watch your percent body fat, as that’s a better indicator or health. Muscle also burns more calories while you’re at rest than fat does. So you want to have a healthy amount of muscle, it will help you burn more calories.


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