How Much Weight is Safe to Lose in a Month?

Most experts agree that a safe, sustainable amount of weight to lose in a given week is between one and two pounds, but that doesn’t necessarily translate to eight pounds a month. You don’t want to end up setting unhealthy expectations for yourself that are going to result in you not only sabotaging your weight-loss goals, but also may cause damage to your body.

So how much weight is actually healthy—and realistic—to lose in one month and what isn’t? We had experts weigh in on healthy weight loss goals to ensure you keep it off for good, the right way.

What’s the best way to lose weight throughout the month?

When you first start a weight loss regimen, you will likely lose more than the expert-recommended pound or two a week. But this doesn’t necessarily mean you’re losing fat, and this isn’t something that is necessarily going to keep happening.

Excerpted from Eat This, Not That!

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