What is a healthy rate of weight loss?

@Brandi06 (2227)
United States
December 19, 2006 3:06pm CST
i think 2 lbs a week
2 responses
@spcbrass (1192)
• United States
19 Dec 06
It really depends on how much you weigh now. People that are overweight by 100 or more pounds can lose 5 pounds per week and still be healthy. from 50 to 100 overweight you can lose 3-4 per week. Once you get to within about 30 pounds you shouldn't lose more then 2 per week. Also keep in mind that while "losing weight" you may also be gaining muscle mass. Muscle weighs more then fat. So in trying to lose weight you should really concentrate on lowering your body fat and losing inches rather then pounds. This is especially true if you are trying to drop 10 pounds to look thinner. In the process of dropping that 10 pounds you will likey gain 2-3 pounds of muscle, which means that you will drop 12 or 13 pounds of fat. In the end concentrate on your figure and the inces you lose rather then the pounds. The inches come off slower, but the results are much more rewarding.
@siva12 (800)
• India
19 Dec 06
Losing 1lb to 2lb a week is a healthy rate of weight loss. If you're making quite small lifestyle changes it may be even slower, say 2lb a month, which is fine. This will still add up 1st 10lb (11kg) in a year.