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How much weight should you lose in a week?

We all want to lose weight fast, no one like to feel out of shape. But have you ever considered how much weight is too much weight to lose in one week? How much weight can you lose in one week without causing damage to your health? Well, the answer isn’t really how much weight you lose but how you lose it. Let BSA CareXpress Urgent Care explain.


There are many factors that go into how much weight you should lose in a week. This biggest one is your current weight. Heavier people will lose more weight more quickly. This is because much of the weight is water weight and burns off relatively quickly, compared to people who are already relatively thin. However, if you're sticking to a weight loss plan that revolved around eating less and moving more most shouldn’t be losing more than 3 pounds a week. If you're not sure what you’re doing is a healthy way to lose weight, talk to your doctor or a dietician about your weight loss methods and work with them to come up with a plan that will allow you to lose weight in a healthy way.


Ultimately though, because everyone’s body is so different, there’s no hard and fast rule for how much weight you should lose a week. If you're eating right, exercising regularly, limiting stress, and you find yourself losing more than 3 pounds a week it doesn’t necessarily mean you're losing that weight in an unhealthy way. If you're losing 10 pounds a week by eating nothing but olives covered in chili powder however, a doctor probably doesn’t need to tell you that that’s not a healthy diet.


If your in need of an Urgent Care, visit one of BSA CareXpress Urgent Care’s many locations today!

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