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A Normal Weight Loss Rate for Men

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Toronto-based journalist William McCoy has been writing since 1997, specializing in topics such as sports, nutrition and health. He serves as the Studio's sports and recreation section expert. McCoy is a journalism graduate of Ryerson University.
A Normal Weight Loss Rate for Men
Setting an attainable weight-loss goal increases your odds of having success. Photo Credit: Jupiterimages/ Images

If you're a male who has gone through the frustrating experience of buying larger clothes because of weight gain, you're not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a third of U.S. males are obese. If this unhealthy diagnosis describes you, it's time to embrace a healthier lifestyle and start losing weight. Don't be tempted by fast weight loss; losing weight steadily is best.

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A Pound at a Time

The CDC doesn't differentiate between the genders when it comes to healthy weight loss. For women and men alike, losing 1 to 2 pounds per week is an appropriate amount of weight to lose. Losing weight at this rate, regardless of your current weight, requires you to get regular exercise and decrease the daily calories you consume. Although it might take several weeks or months until you reach a healthy weight, losing just a tenth of your weight can drastically improve your health.

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