The idea of quick weight loss might seem like a boon, but it can actually be dangerous to your health.
Losing the extra kilograms of your weight is always a boost to self esteem and an ode to good health. But by going for a quick weight loss idea, you can increase the chances of getting some serious diseases like heart ailments and diabetes.
Quick weight loss is easier to gain back. But, weight that is lost slowly is more likely to stay off.
Below are some of the key facts about the possible risks of fast weight loss.
QUICK WEIGHT LOSS ALWAYS DOESN’T MEAN PERMANENT CHANGE
Quick weight loss is nothing but it is the result of various lifestyle changes. One can lose weight fast by going for crash dieting and extraneous exercise. But the body can’t keep it up for long as our body is adapted to a permanent lifestyle changes. As a result, as soon as you get back to your old habits, you are much more likely to gain back all of that weight.
QUICK WEIGHT LOSS ALWAYS DOESN’T MEAN LOSING FAT
Another danger of quick weight loss is that you are probably not losing just fat. A normal, healthy rate of weight loss is approximately 1 kg per week. This is so because it is difficult for your body to burn large amount of fat in a week, the weight you lose could be made up of water or muscles which are basically the lean tissues.
QUICK WEIGHT LOSS HAS MANY POSSIBLE HEALTH RISKS
A variety of serious poor health conditions can occur from such a weight loss. These cab be imbalances of electrolytes, fatigue; irritability, headaches, constipation, dizziness, irregular menstruation, loss of muscle and loss of hair. Majorly reported side effects are gallbladder disease and reduced bone strength.
QUICK WEIGHT LOSS PILLS MAY CONTAIN DANGEROUS INGREDIENTS
Some quick weight loss products that are available in market have dangerous unreported (illegal) ingredients like rimonabant, phenytoin and ephedra. These drugs can cause heart attacks, seizures and strokes.
QUICK WEIGHT LOSS MEANS DEHYDRATION
A famous technique to lose weight is the dehydration technique. The science behind this technique is simple. As most of the body weight is water; people dehydrate themselves to lose weight. This is in no way healthy. It can lead to various serious health problems like fainting and heart palpitations or even death.
QUICK WEIGHT LOSS CAUSES METABOLIC DISRUPTIONS
When you are on the crash diet mode for quick weight loss, your body gets signals from the brain. To survive, the body slows down the metabolic rate. But as soon as you come back to your old routine, you experience weight gain due to a slower metabolic rate. To counter this, you may again go for a crash diet, and with this the body starts a cycle of losing and gaining weight consecutively. These changes ultimately results in severe disruption in metabolic rate causing metabolic syndrome.
QUICK WEIGHT LOSS MAY RESULT IN SAGGING SKIN
After a dramatic weight loss, a surprise that strike you is the loose, sagging skin. Sagging skin may not go away if you don’t opt for regular exercise.
Therefore, one must not just wake up one day starts the crash dieting course. Instead, one should go to a dietitian for a healthy weight loss. Proper routinely exercises, taking a healthy nutritious diet containing less food with high energy density and more food with low energy density such as wholegrain products, fruit, and vegetables should be religiously followed.