By Khushbu Shah  on: 16 January 2018
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Is Rapid Weight Loss Possible?

Most of the time, if you cut through all the fluff, quick weight loss diets are usually just low-calorie diets with some being very low in calories.

Other diets may promote quick weight loss in the beginning, but then advocate slow and steady weight loss as the diet continues. This is a much more realistic approach to how losing weight actually occurs.

The Risks

  • Metabolic Slowdown: Diets really low in calories can potentially stall the metabolism leading to an even more difficult time losing weight. Dieters must support their metabolism and exercise while maintaining a safe calorie deficit to avoid this.
  • Malnutrition: Because many quick weight loss diets eliminate food groups and are drastically low in calories, they can leave you malnourished, which can lead to other health problems.
  • Yo-Yo Dieting: Quick weight loss tends to contribute to yo-yo dieting. It is unhealthy for a person’s weight to continually fluctuate back and forth.
  • Frustration: Dieters often gain the weight back and become frustrated with dieting and give up altogether.
  • Loose Skin: Losing weight quickly leaves dieters more prone to loose and saggy skin, which sometimes has to be surgically removed. This is often seen in those who underwent gastric bypass surgery.
  • Eating disorders: Because of the nature of most quick weight loss diets, they can contribute to eating disorders and an unhealthy relationship with food. People begin to see foods as good and bad and feel guilty when they eat the “bad” ones.



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I Dietician Khushbu shah. have the passion to help you achieve your target weight according to BMI, with 6 years of my experience in the leading hospitals of surat(Diamond/textile) city of INDIA.In my point of view DIET is not about'' to STARVE ''yourself or ''to torure'' your body, its all about feeling great , to love yourself, having more energy, keep yourself hydrate throughout the day, and keeping yourself as healthy as possible.It has been my dream to create & to aware people/community regarding health benefits/ Importance of nutrition in ones life, importance of balanced DIET, in bringing health, wealth and happiness together in their lifestyle. 
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