Posted by: merl | 2009/01/27

How much on average should we lose?

What is healthy weight loss? 1kg per month? let say diet alone??

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Hi Meri

Depends on a lot of things. Starting weight, for one thing. Someone who weighs 120 kg can lose 1kg a week pretty easily. Someone who weighs 60kg would find that really difficult.

Also, weight loss is not a good guide - if you stopped drinking water for a day, you'd lose about 1.5kg OVERNIGHT. But it's false weight loss, it means nothing. So there's meaningful and irrelevant weight loss, and that's why weight is so misleading.

So my advice is to rather focus on fitness and a good diet. If you do that, then weight takes care of itself, and whether you lose 1kg per week or per month is immaterial.

Good luck

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