loss, though wrongly, is nearly always associated with
extreme dieting of one form or another. There is no week
that goes by that you donot hear a health expert advising you to lose
weight slooowly. Yet there are a few things we want done like
yesterday. Two of which are fitting on those sexy pair of size 2 jeans
and getting a stunning set of six pack abs.
explains why inspite the caution from an array of consevative health
expert, fad diets and diet pills are among the most popular ways to
lose weight. Joining
into the fray more recently are different forms of weight loss
surgeries which are increasingly becoming popular as a means of rapid
is losing weight very fast a good thing or a bad thing? Well the answer
is, it depends. The truth is that you can lose weight fast and keep it
off. You also can also lose weight rapidly and sufffer life threatening
Super fast weight loss can occur due to
correctly matching you and a diet strategy.But if you want to
lose belly fat specifically, you will need to "Go Beyond Calories".
you need to "Go
Beyond Calories" and focus on two things, just two things.
Watch this short video below to see these two things...
get a poor match of you and the diet strategies, and expect to suffer
some consequences. The least of which is to put back all the weight you
lose, and even some. Here
we look at some of the side effects and disadvantages of losing weight
low calorie diet
is technically a diet that provides 800 calories or
less daily. Though there are circumstances under which medically
supervised fast weight loss can be administered, it is generally
considered a risk to health and is highly discouraged.
fat provides insulation against loss of heat. Some body fat is
stored immediately below the skin reducing the amount of heat lost to
you will find that as a fat person you tend to
sweet a lot.
is the body’s secondary cooling
mechanism and is effected as the loss of heat through the skin is not
effective due to body fat.
In rapid weight loss, this insulation is lost very quickly.
short term there is not yet an equivalent development of muscle tissue
to generate more heat to keep you as warm.
signals your muscle tissues to spasm to produce more heat to cover the
gap. This fast and repetitive contraction and relaxation of muscles is
meant to generate more heat hence shivering.
This is also a typical short term effect of weight loss
surgery. Hair loss in rapid
weight loss plans generally occurs due to reduced
in take of proteins. Following weight loss surgery, hair loss starts
occurring in the fourth and fifth month.
results from the shedding
of your hair follicles. With reduced protein intake your body
sacrifices hair that is made from proteins to make the little protein
available to more important body functions. It especially pronounced in
weight loss surgery as these individual have extremely low protein
Fortunately once your nutrition goes back to normal and you provide
enough dietary protein, the hair loss stops and your hair thickness
goes back to normal.
diets can also result to gall stones. This may
be through aggravating silent gallstones that show symptoms or by
creating new gall stones. Symptomatic gallstones may end up requiring
gallbladder surgery – cholecystectomy.
Gal stones are clumps of solid material
form in the gall bladder.
It is caused possibly by a shift in the balance of bile salts and
cholesterol. Sudden dietary changes could increase cholesterol formed
by the body and reduce the bile salts which would then result to
clumping of cholesterol to form solid material.
can result to
painful attack that may last up to an hour. Complications include
inflammation of the gall bladder, liver or pancreas caused by the
clumps (gall stones) being lodged in the bile duct.
Also reduced contraction of the gallbladder due to long periods of
fasting often present in rapid weight loss programs can increase
possibility of gallstones. Some people do have gallstones that do not
show symptoms. But when they go into rapid weight loss, they aggravate
them resulting to symptoms.
Loss of muscle tissue:
One great disadvantage of losing weight quickly
is loss of lean muscle tissue. The body has its way of using energy
resources with utmost efficiency. When you result to rapid weight loss,
the body recognizes that it is getting very little calories for its
daily needs. And since it considers body fat as its energy reserve,
metabolism adjust to preserve it energy reserve.
Apart from making you sluggish to reduce the use of energy, the body
results to digesting your muscle tissue to provide energy. This makes
sure your reserve energy is expended slowly. A reduction in muscle
tissue has the added disadvantage of reducing basal metabolic rate
you expend even lesser energy. Rapid weight literally can make your
body to hang onto body fat while digesting your muscles.
Loss of water:
This is related to loss of muscle tissue. Proteins that
make up muscles are made up of carbon, nitrogen and water molecules.
Infact most of the compound constitutes water. In rapid lose of weight
realize as the body digests more proteins, your bathroom scale shows
significant loss in weight.
Unfortunately as you are losing muscle tissue, you are also losing
water. Immediately you start eating normally and provide enough dietary
proteins to reconstruct your muscle tissues you will put back all the
weight lightning fast. This is because the water lost in the digestion
of muscle tissue s quickly put back in reconstructing the muscles.
Hanging body skin:
This is especially common among the obese that lose
a huge amount of body fat rapidly. Such rapid weight loss does not
allow for your body skin to shrink back and get firmly wrapped around
your body. Most affected areas are usually the under-arm, tummy and at
times the thighs.
The most affected areas are those that store the most body fat. Since
body fat is stored just under the skin and around organs, once the fat
is gone, it leaves loose skin that hangs. At time to correct the
situation you may require cosmetic surgery that involves removing
Keeping away from fast weight loss is probably one of the most prudent
advises in losing weight, though it is fair to try and get the fastest weight loss
possible for you. In some situations, a well structured rapid weight loss plan
may be required to manage co-morbid conditions.
Co-morbid conditions are health conditions that accompany obesity. They
include diabetes, hypertension and sleep apnea.
When such a quick
weight loss plan is executed it should take into
consideration possible nutrient deficiencies, side effects and
sustainability of such weight loss.
effects as noted earlier will only show up in very extreme case of
rapid weight loss. If you are looking to lose a couple of pounds in
two weeks you should be fine most of the time. However if you are looking to
lose belly fat fast, easily and permanetly you will need to "Go Beyond Calories".
You need to "Go Beyond
Calories" and focus on two things, just two things. These
content is reviewed periodically and is subject to
change as new information on weight loss becomes
available. The information is intended for
educational purposes only. Please
consult your healthcare provider before beginning
any kind of weight loss program