how much weight is safe to loose a week????

By Heather44118 Latest Reply 2011-10-15 13:00:04 -0500
Started 2011-10-14 19:15:51 -0500

Ok I found out I was T2 two weeks ago. Since then I have lost 14 pounds. Is this too much. I eat 3 meals and 1-2 snacks per day.

Tags: weight loss

3 replies

BEVERLYLREED 2011-10-15 05:23:38 -0500 Report

14 pounds in 2 weeks is to much too fast I think. But I am not sure what you are doing to loose the weight. I would ask my doctor if that is too much weight to loose so fast. Normally I think it would be. Are you taking any medication? If so, maybe that is helping you loose as well. I start my meds today. I wanted to wait till the weekend to see how it effects me.

Heather44118 2011-10-15 13:00:04 -0500 Report

I am on metformin 500 mg. 2x's a day. I have an appt. with my dibetic educator on wed. I also keep a food diary so I will take all with me and talk to her. Good luck what meds are you starting?

jayabee52 2011-10-15 04:14:40 -0500 Report

Howdy Heather!

I have heard that an acceptble weight loss per week is 1 or 2 lbs. Not being willing to let it go at that I checked on Google for "acceptable weight loss per week" and looked at several articles. This is perhaps one of the best on this subject:

And at the bottom of that article was an ad that drew my attention. It was from Mayo clinic and so I thought I'd include that here too:

Reading these articles my answer of 1 or 2 lbs per week is OK.

Blessings to you and yours