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Is it bad to lose weight quickly?
Losing weight is one of the healthiest things you can do for your body, however, be careful with the way you choose to achieve this, diets have now become fashionable that ensure that you will lose weight quickly.
But, many ends up compromising your health, and that is because excesses are always harmful, that is why losing weight quickly, without professional supervision, subjecting your body to diets that are not endorsed by experts, can generate side effects in your body we tell more about it.
What is losing weight fast?
As its name refers, it means that you will shed a few extra kilos, in a very short period of time.
For you to better understand this, we propose it this way, experts recommend the loss of ½ or 1 kilo, or what is equivalent to 1 or 2 pounds per week.
Some people exceed this and lose more than 1 kilo in a week, pushing their body to the limit, compromising their health in various ways.
With this we do not mean that losing weight quickly is bad, you just need to know how to do it correctly, safely and on that we will be guiding you throughout this post.
Consequences of losing weight too fast
The problem is not that you want to lose weight, but that when you want to see results quickly, you will require great efforts, deprive your body of food or perform strenuous exercise routines, and even both, which can be a bad combination for your body.
Among the most common risks of losing weight quickly, we can mention the following:
1. Slow down your metabolism
Studies show that when your body begins to lose weight very fast, it can end up slowing down your metabolism, it will work slower, and what does this mean? Your body will burn fewer calories, and you could even reach a point where you will no longer lose weight, but will gain a few extra pounds.
Many diets known as "miracle diets" are based on making your body lose fluids, thus generating a false perception of weight loss, the reality of this is that your body will become dehydrated.
Since our body is mostly water, and a large part of the blood contains this vital fluid, when you suffer from dehydration you can start to present circulation problems.
3. Nutritional deficiencies
Those who want to lose weight quickly in general begin by depriving themselves of many foods, some even base their diet only on the intake of liquids, preventing the body from receiving the amount of calories necessary for proper functioning.
A diet that lacks the necessary vitamins and minerals can trigger problems such as:
Weakening of the immune system.
Loss of muscle mass
It is important that you understand that it is not the same, losing weight, losing fat, and when it comes to losing weight effectively, you must focus on eliminating fat. The problem when you lose weight very fast, is that your body will look for a way to obtain the energy that it does not receive from food, because you deprive yourself of these, and it will end up feeding on the tissues, leading to the loss of muscle mass.
From abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, to nausea, all this and more you can experience when you are looking to lose weight too quickly, your gut is used to receiving food, and when it begins to receive less, you will not get the fats and lubrication necessary to stimulate the intestine, which will trigger problems to carry out a smooth digestive process.
Tips to lose weight quickly but safely
We want you to be clear that we do not intend to move you away from your goal of losing weight, on the contrary, we applaud your motivation, but, we want you to do it in the safest way possible, follow these tips to achieve it:
1. Increase your physical activity, staying active is key when looking to lose fat and eliminate those extra kilos that bother you.
2. Eat healthily, remember that it is not about eating less, but about eating well, reduce your intake of calories, fruits, vegetables, vegetables, lean meats, if you cannot create a proper eating plan yourself, look the help of a nutritionist.
3. Reduce the consumption of sugary foods.
4. Hydrate yourself, drink plenty of fluids, especially drink water before each meal.
5. Set yourself real goals, remember that 1 kilo lost every week is a great achievement, so focus on this.
The key to losing weight is perseverance, patience and willpower, don't risk your health just to speed up the process.
After all, the rebound effect of express diets can generate more consequences than benefits, so get organized, seek professional help and start working on the best exercise and diet plan to lose weight.