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Why Sudden Weight Loss is Risky

If you cut too many calories too quickly, your metabolism will slow, says Sabrena Jo, senior director of science and research for the American Council on Exercise in San Diego. “If you cut calories drastically, and as a result you drop a lot of weight fairly quickly, it’s likely that you’re losing some muscle. Muscle is really the engine of metabolism, so that contributes to a lower metabolism,” she explains. 

A lot of people forget about the importance of losing weight correctly and it always requires a huge amount of time to achieve it. Anything that happens instantly when it comes to weight loss is futile to overall health.

Rapid Weight Loss: Does It Work?

When it’s time to lose weight, most of us want it to happen fast.

Your doctor should decide if several prescription medications that cause rapid weight loss are safe for you.

Side effects of rapid weight loss

Other side effects of rapid weight loss include:

  • Headaches

  • Irritability

  • Fatigue

  • Dizziness

  • Constipation

  • Menstrual irregularities

  • Hair loss

  • Muscle loss

What is considered unhealthy rapid weight loss?

Losing more than 2 pounds a week could be a threat to your health.

Beware of fad diets, detox schemes, and magic potions that promise a slimmer you without any effort. Rapid weight loss may be the right choice if obesity is affecting your health. Work closely with your doctor and dietitian for a weight loss plan that may include prescription drugs, healthy foods, and exercise.

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