What is a realistic weight loss goal?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

If you have a fair amount of weight to lose, it's only natural to wish you could lose it fast -- but that's not smart or sustainable, says actress and Dr. Oz Show guest Rosie O'Donnell. In this video, the television personality talks about where she is in her weight-loss journey.

Marisa Moore
Nutrition & Dietetics

A weight loss of 1-2 pounds per week is the general recommendation for safe and sustainable weight loss. Aim for this weekly target to reach your ultimate goal. While this may seem slow to some people, the slow and steady method tends to help you keep the weight off.

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