Is Extreme Weight Loss Good or Bad?

Many people want to shed excessive fat. They follow different methods to lose weight. Losing of weight in excess is beneficial for your body. It helps you to keep your health in good condition. You should lose your weight in a sensible pace in order to get proper result. According to a survey, it has been found that a sustainable and healthy rate of fat loss is approximately one to two pounds per week. You can easily achieve this by creating a calorie deficit of five hundred to one thousand calories per day. You should combine regular workouts along with a healthy diet plan to shed weight without experiencing the after effects of extreme weight loss. Some people do not have patience and they are desperate in losing weight at a fast pace. They resort to measures like fasting, which they think works effective for rapid weight loss, but, the scenario is just the opposite about what they think.

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Under most of the circumstances, the body develops certain complications due to fast weight loss.

  • Loose skin
  • Gallstones
  • Loss of lean muscle
  • Liver problems

Loose skin due to extreme weight loss results in loosening of skin on the legs, arms and abdomen areas. This takes place because the skin loses its elasticity and does not get time to shrink with the rest of your body. It also causes uncomfortable chaffing and mental distress in a person.

Gallstones – Another common side effect of rapid weight loss is the formation of gallstones in gallbladder. These are the hard deposits of cholesterol. The formation of gallstones make people suffer from abdominal pain and nausea and proper treatment should done to curb such problems.

Loss of lean muscle – Rapid weight loss also reduces the fat free mass of bone and lean muscle. It leads to slowing of metabolism of the body, which produces a rebound effect, the moment you go for workout or stop restricting the calorie intake.

extreme weight lossLiver problems – Rapid weight loss causes significant damage to your liver. This happens due to sudden change in the fatty acid profile after you have undergone weight loss. It may result in cirrhosis, abdominal pain, increased blood pressure and general exhaustion.

You have seen the after effects of extreme weight loss. They cause severe complications to your body. You should hold your patience, when you are going for weight loss. Combine a healthy diet and regular exercise to get better result.

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