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All of us want to lose weight fast, and that is why we resort to crash diets. But while going on a crash diet can give you quick results, it can also prove to be very dangerous. Moreover, you will quickly gain the weight you lost once you go back to your regular diet. According to nutritionist Urvashi Sawhney, here s why you should lose weight gradually instead of going for rapid weight loss.
1. You may suffer from an electrolyte imbalance-- Your body s electrolyte balance may also suffer which in turn can lead to impaired cardiovascular function. Also, when you are on a crash diet, the sodium levels in your body can plummet which can make you feel tired and light-headed. Did you know crash dieting can give you back pain.
2. Your metabolism slows down-- The calorie-deficit diet sends your body into starvation mode to conserve energy, and thus your metabolism slows down. Also, when your body does not get enough protein, you lose your muscles which in turn slow down your metabolism even further.
3. You can suffer from mineral deficiencies Apart from impaired heart function, crash diets can lead to vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Intake of too little iron can cause anaemia, and a lack of calcium and vitamin D can lead to osteoporosis.
4. You suffer from dehydration-- A lot of times when you experience weight loss while on a crash diet, it is the loss of water weight. You do not lose the fat. Instead, your body does not get enough the hydration it needs. As a result, you suffer from a headache, fatigue and constipation due to dehydration. Prolonged dehydration can lead to more serious issues like impaired kidney function.
5. Crash diets can throw off the body s equilibrium-- Your body is constantly adjusting to minor changes, but when you drastically cut on your food intake, the change is too rapid for your body to respond and regulate. Here's the right way to walk and lose weight.
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