How many pounds per week should a soldier who is overweight lose to reduce fat weight?


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With the right diet and exercise any overweight person, whether civilian or a soldier, can safely lose up to 5 pounds per week. Although more weight can potentially be shed, it would involve taking some extreme measures which could be detrimental to one's health.

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WebMD suggests consuming 500 fewer calories every day. This method alone can result in a loss of 1 to 2 pounds. Combining a lower caloric intake with a consistent exercise program of at least one hour per day can result in a loss of anywhere from 3 to 5 pounds. WebMD recommends to never lower daily caloric intake to less than 1,000 calories, as that could be extremely dangerous.

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