Rapid Weight Loss: The Dark Side

Lose 20 Pounds in 2 weeks!

Eat as you like and Still, Lose weight!

Drop two Dress Sizes in three days!

If you believe the advertising claims, You have to think again.

All these "Trending Diets" promises a slimmer body in no time, with hundreds of new products, supplements, superfoods that are pictured as the savior of your struggles.

Do any of these support rapid weight loss? Is that safe? And what are the risks?

Most rapid weight loss Diets fall into these categories:


Dozens of supplements promise to speed weight loss. Generally, they claim to block the absorption of Fats, increase your metabolism, or burn fat.

And here, we have to wait and look at every type of these supplements. Blocking the absorption of Macronutrients is fatal; your body needs all kinds of macronutrients.

And healthy fats are crucial for all body processes and hormonal balance. At the same time, pills given for increasing metabolism can affect your heart-rate blood pressure and even promote irregular heartbeats, which is very dangerous.

Or Starvation Diets

Variations of these diets have been around lately. They promise "detoxification" processes, and They build on severely decreasing your calorie intake for long periods.

Rapid weight loss does high physical stress on the body. And the risks are enormous, like:

  • Gallstones, which occur in people losing significant amounts of weight over several months

  • Dehydration occurs when losing substantial amounts of water during weight loss.

  • Irritability and stressed mental state.

  • Malnutrition usually comes from not eating well-balanced macronutrients for long periods.

  • Electrolyte imbalances, which rarely can be life-threatening

  • Muscle loss that leads to decreased metabolism and overall fatigue and weakness

Other common side effects include:

  • Headaches

  • Fatigue

Dangers increases depending on the time spent on the diet.

Challenges and options:

- One of the most crucial things in a diet is having a balanced diet and ensuring that your body gets all Macronutrients (Protein/ Fat/ Carbs) in well-balanced percentages, in addition to all micronutrients (Minerals and vitamins).

- Do not treat your body as a machine because the food is not just fuel.

- Also, make sure that you prepare your body physically (step by step diet/Low-intensity workouts) and mentally before beginning a long-term diet.

Preferably work on your lifestyle, not on a short period plan that you will be back from it.

- Moreover, understand the big picture of fitness and understand what exactly your needs are.

Here is a sample of a diet for 30 days; it is FREE totally, and it's a step-by-step plan with all low-intensity workouts needed to begin your journey.

The Starter Program

Finally, it's all about lifestyle; a diet alone will not make a significant change, and sooner or later, things will be back. The best option is changing the whole lifestyle slightly because when your nutrition is not okay, the odds are that many other aspects of life are not well. And you have to know when lifestyle-changing becomes mandatory.

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