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Is it OK to lose 40 pounds in 3 months?

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I needed to convert pounds into kilos, however (18kg) weight loss does appear a little excessive. However, it really depends on how much weight the person is carrying and how the weight loss diet is being implemented. I am on the tail end of a 60-Day Clean Eating Challenge. The motivation for participating in the challenge was not to lose weight or diet but rather as a way to pay homage to my father's passing 12 months ago from prostate cancer.

I thought myself to be relatively healthy prior to the challenge and weighed in at 50kg (I'm 155cm tall) and really didn't need to lose any weight. Following the challenge I'm now 46kg. I eat double what I used to eat (however the food I'm eating or rather choosing not to eat) coupled with absolutely no alcohol or caffeine and most importantly no sugar or processed foods helped with the weight loss. I actually think I look too skinny at the moment and I'm glad the challenge is coming to a close because I don't want to lose any more weight.

I appreciate 4kg isn't excessive like 18kg is however, the point of this answer is that by adjusting eating and drinking habits + exercise + lifestyle choices will enable anyone to lose weight AND keep it off in a healthy way. It's when someone crash diets or chooses a fad diet that rapid weight loss is dangerous.

In summary, 18kg or 40pounds is an excessive amount of weight to lose in 3 months but done properly and under guidance and depending on the original weight of the person is a possibility.
I would hate to see what kind of diet this is?
It will come back on once the person has returned to 'any' normal lifestyle I think.

40 pounds is a HUGE amount of weight to lose.In 12 weeks.
The correct amount should be about 1/3 of that!!!

Unless: That person is ill, then it can happen.
from lack of eating.

It seems a rapid weight loss and I wonder if it would be sustainable. I would have doubts.
no it's not ok because that menu is probable for toddler or that person is not eating at all
On purpose or by accident? That depends on so many things. It doesn't sound like a good idea to lose that much so quickly unless advised to do so by a doctor.
I think it would depend very much on how you have lost it and whether you are doing it under medical supervision. Also what support you have in place afterwards to keep the weight off!
I think that is way too much to lose in 3 months, though they do it on the Biggest Loser, and then some.

We do not see the after effects however, and I think to lose so much weight so quickly, cannot be good for your body, so NO it is not ok.
by Finy
Not being a health professional with all the relevant facts, it is an impossible question to answer. What a waste.
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