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Rapid Weight Loss: What Happens To Your Body When You Lose Weight Too Quickly?

Rapid Weight Loss: What Happens To Your Body When You Lose Weight Too Quickly?

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The desire to lose weight, and lose weight fast, is common. There’s a reason why diets like the cabbage-soup diet exist: People want a quick fix. As a registered dietitian who counsels private clients (and who has experienced my own weight-loss journey), I understand that desire. But unlike gradual weight loss, rapid weight loss can be dangerous and ultimately counterproductive when it comes to shedding unwanted fat. But how? What’s the difference between losing 15 pounds in two weeks versus two months? A lot. The first issue is the risk of dehydration. A lot of the lost weight you experience on crash diets is actually the loss of water weight. You're not only losing the fat that you want to lose, it also means your body isn’t getting the water that it needs. Dehydration does...