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Old 02-12-2012, 09:56 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by bargoo View Post
Who says losing more than 2 pounds a week isn't healthy and isn't done ? I have actually never heard this. Many people lose more than 2 pounds a week and are perfectly healthy. It is not at all unusual to lose more than 2 pounds a week, especially at the beginning of a diet.People who have a great deal of weight to lose will generally lose more than 2 pounds a week as well as men who lose at a faster pace than women.
The two pounds a week thing is pretty common conventional wisdom. WW says it, every calorie calculator has the disclaimer that losing more than two pounds per week is unhealthy, all the diet books caution you to aim for or be happy with two pounds per wee. I think this is the kind of thinking that hasn't caught up with the reality that MOST people are no longer twenty pounds overweight, we're more like sixty, one hundred, or more.
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