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How Much Weight Loss to Expect When Following a Diet Program
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Typical Weight Loss to Expect When Following a Weight Loss Program

Depending on your starting weight and how overweight you are, here's what a typical weight loss program produces in terms of weight reduction:

The First 2-3 Weeks
Rapid weight loss of between 7-12 pounds

The Next 2 Weeks
Weight loss of 2-4 pounds a week

The Next Month
Weight loss of 1-2 pounds a week

From then on, the weight loss should be a steady 1-2 pounds a week until you reach your ideal weight. Remember that even on a total starvation diet - which is of course dangerous - the weight loss, after the initial rapid phase, would only be 4 pounds a week. The good news is, even if you continued to lose weight at 'only' 1 pound a week, in 3 months you would have lost a further 14 pounds.

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