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Side-effects Of Excessive Weight Loss

Author : danzel rod


Today, people are looking for programs rapid weight loss and dieting rather than permanent and healthy ways to lose weight and reduce fat. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people are involved in the rapid weight loss. Although it is possible to lose weight in a short period of time, but you should know that there are dangers associated with rapid weight loss.

Rapid weight loss or weight cutting is the act of losing weight at an abnormal rate and worrying in a short period of time, often one to two weeks. Many people want to lose weight before an important event such as an upcoming vacation or a wedding. However, some suffer more than disappointment. Others suffer from persistent health problems, even when rapid weight loss is achieved.
Unfortunately fast and easy is not always the best way forward. You can do some very serious damage to your health. Here are some problems associated with rapid weight loss:
• Reduced metabolic rate, nature has a way to protect the body against excessive weight loss. If the calorie count suddenly drops, your body will compensate for the fact by reducing your metabolic rate. This is also why people on crash diets immediately regain the weight once they stop dieting.
• Muscle loss: With deposits of fat you lose too much muscle mass. Body goes into ketosis (burning muscle for energy), reducing hunger, but it is not safe or healthy. So I end up not losing fat, but actually harming your body. It is important to consume adequate amounts of protein and carbohydrates to prevent such loss.
• Malnutrition / Dehydration: Dehydration occurs when the body releases extreme amounts of water. Malnutrition occurs when someone eats the recommended nutritional amounts. Dehydration and malnutrition are a serious risk and should be avoided in any diet program.
• Skin problems: The studies show that when you lose weight quickly, your skin does not get enough time to shrink the size of your body just ended. This results in stretch marks. Also, you may experience loose skin as your weight goes into free fall.
• Hair Problems: The malnutrition caused by the lack of vitamins and nutrients that weakens the hair follicles and causes brittle hair. And if you continue with a diet deficient in vitamin A, weakened hair follicles will eventually fall out to make you suffer from hair loss.
• Insomnia: It's hard to get a good night's sleep when you're on an empty stomach for food.
• Diarrhea: The attempt to lose weight too fast can cause severe diarrhea, sometimes followed by constipation. Prolonged exposure over a period of time can lead to dehydration, which can even cause death.
• eating disorder: Eating disorders can cause a wide range of health problems such as malnutrition, dehydration, loss of electrolytes, minerals and vitamin deficiencies, anemia , hypertension, hormonal imbalances, infertility, insomnia, osteoporosis , arthritis, fatigue and internal organ failure.
• Heart Disease: Lose weight quickly and recover stresses the heart and body. People who "yo-yo diet" at high risk of developing heart disease.


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