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How much to safely lose
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wilma60 · 07/05/2017 12:32

I started. Diet last tuesdayand have lost four pounds. I wonder how much it's safe to lose in a week. I cut out cake, ice cream, crisps, sugar and reduced salt. I have three small meals a day and try to eat the recommended five a day fruit and veg. Thanks

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OwlinaTree · 07/05/2017 17:37

Well it depend how much weight you have to lose. If you are many stone over weight 4lb in a week is not a problem.

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wilma60 · 07/05/2017 18:11

I was 11 stone 2 pounds and would like to get down to 9.5 stone if possible. Maybe it will slow down after a while. Not done this before 🙂 Not sure how many calories is recommended
Thanks x

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charimito · 07/05/2017 19:10

Try any of the online calculators there are quite a few. Just remember that 3500 calories = 1lb and the you can take it from there. Also the first weeks you'll tend to lose water, and exercise! Otherwise you'll muscle mass as well an stats usually a shame :)

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Groovee · 07/05/2017 19:13

You often find you can have big losses in the first few weeks. I've lost 1.5lb on average and had a few bigger ones in that time.

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Dodie66 · 07/05/2017 20:06

Thank you so much. Very helpful :-)

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Dodie66 · 07/05/2017 20:07

I have been exercising as well this week

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