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Can someone lose 40 lbs. in 2 months?

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While it might be possible to lose 40 lbs. in 2 months, it may not be healthy as WebMD recommends that most people should focus on losing 1-2 lbs. per week. To lose weight, a person needs to eliminate fat through a caloric deficit and through a proper workout program to help with muscle definition and a higher metabolism.

Nutrition is crucial when it comes to losing weight and if someone is truly serious about losing weight then he or she should start with making adjustments in his or her diet. Bodybuilding.com recommends that people looking to lose weight or to maintain a healthy weight focus on choosing healthy foods, such as vegetables, fruits, fish, sweet potatoes, brown rice and lean meats. Avoid fast food and other fatty foods.

Scientific American states that all adults should "exercise moderately for at least 2 hours and 30 minutes or vigorously for at least an hour and 15 minutes weekly." People who exercise at this level or higher will be able to lessen their chances of developing deadly diseases such as cancer in addition to losing weight. In fact, these people live 3 to 7 years longer than people who do not engage in this level of activity. Attempt to reach this amount of exercise each week in order to lose weight.

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