The biggest challenge faced by most people who are trying to lose weight is lack of patience. When we start a diet and start to exercise, we feel that we are working hard and we want to see the results soon. In most cases – too soon. For that reason, some people choose the extreme ways to lose weight. How healthy are they?
Fact #1: Starvation diet or intentional vomiting can cause very serious health problems
Too low-calorie diet may lead to such health problems as eating disorders, headaches, dry mouth, depression, cold intolerance, weakness, anemia, liver and heart problems, hair loss, dry skin and hair. Be sure to get not less than 1200 calories a day. You should get enough minerals and vitamins as well.
Fact #2: Weight loss pills are extremely dangerous to your health
Another dangerous extreme way to lose weight is consumption of weight loss pills. Remember that most of weight loss pills have a bunch of side effects! Some of them are life-threatening, especially if you have a high blood pressure, heart, liver or kidney problems. Many of the drugs for weight loss are illegal and prohibited in most of the countries. They might help you to reduce your appetite or to burn fat faster, but does it worth the risk? Use the weight loss pills only in case if they are prescribed by a doctor.
Fact #3: Gastric Bypass Surgery has a high level of danger and medium chance of success
Of course, if you need to lose a lot of weight, you might have thought about gastric surgery. For some people it works indeed. However, evaluate all the disadvantages of such surgery. There is a probability of serious complications as infections, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, weakness and fainting. In any case you will need to change your diet and start exercising after the surgery.
Fact #4: Fast weight loss is not effective
You might have heard that the best is to lose weight gradually, by changing your lifestyle. So, extreme ways to lose weight might not work, as you will simply not be able to maintain your weight for the long term. Therefore, don’t try to lose more than 2 pounds a week.
It is interesting, that some people are so desperate to lose weight that they even try such strange and dangerous ways as daily urine injections, putting food into the body through the nose using a dripping tube or eating tapeworms!