Extreme weight loss diets: Are they safe?
Jan 5, 2015
Jan 5, 2015
Losing weight and getting fit is something that many people have on their to-do list. Most of us want to do it as quickly and easily as possible. We live in a society in which everyone prefers a shortcut and wants to do things without putting in work. Losing weight is no different.
Even though most people know that losing a lot of weight in a short time is not the best approach to getting slimmer, thousands of Canadians embark on extreme weight loss diets with the hope of achieving their ideal weight goals.
The short answer is that most are not. There are hundreds of diet programs out there, many of them claiming to be the most effective way for losing excess weight and body fat. Ask yourself: Do you really know the impact that extreme weight loss can have on your body?
According to FitDay, “the consequences of extreme dieting are not pretty, as they all involve debilitating effects on your body; in some cases, some consequences may even be a threat to life itself. The consequences are so extreme that they involve both physical as well as mental degradation, a true debilitation.”
Here are some of the potential risks associated with losing weight too quickly:
Doesn't sound so rosy, does it? Overall, extreme changes put too much stress on your body. If you need to lose a lot of weight, you are likely not healthy enough to place the kind of stress on your body that is associated with an extreme weight loss plan.
Extreme weight loss is not sustainable over time. Your body won't be able to keep pace, and you will only do damage to your system. Most people who attempt to lose a large amount of weight in a short time tend to gain it back and end up in yo-yo diet limbo. If you really want to lose weight and keep it off, you need to make a lifestyle change and focus on doing things the right way.
If you are serious about losing weight and getting healthy, follow these tips:
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