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Is this too much weight loss over 3 and a bit months?

(4 Posts)
littlemissneela Tue 11-Apr-17 14:13:19

Basically, I have lost approx 2 stone since early December. To start with I had an issue with eating (I couldn't swallow food due to a sudden onset of anxiety) but over time I have got back to eating more. But I have lost this weight, and not really been careful about what I have been eating, or exercising any more than before.
So, is this a worrying amount of weight to lose and should I see a gp, or should I wait a bit more, to see if it starts to gain, or still goes down? I do need to lose weight, but not if there is a possible underlying issue.

summerfling Tue 11-Apr-17 14:15:35

If there's no reason for the weight loss then see gp, if you haven't been eating then that'll be why.

Wait to see if you gain/maintain.

Viperess Tue 11-Apr-17 19:37:34

In 4 months you have lost 2 stone. That's 28 pounds. So 28 / 4 is 7lbs a month, or just under 2lbs a week. A lot of people would lose that if they cut back quite a bit.

That would be considered fine. How old are you?

Ecureuil Tue 11-Apr-17 19:40:42

If you've lost it because you've been eating less then I'd say it's fine. If you've been eating the same amount as usual and lost it anyway then I'd see a GP.
I've lost that amount in a similar time frame before, when I was trying to lose the baby weight.

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