Extreme weight loss methods that produce fast results
- Liquid diet - dieter only have liquids such as shakes or juice.
- Meal replacement - meals are replaced with a diet product.
- Fasting boosts weight burning process besides cleansing the body.
Ever-increasing popularity of the extreme weight loss methods is because it offers losing large amounts of weight through a strategy that seems simple.
Weighing more than you should or being obese can make the body prone to several medical conditions and ailments (such as diabetes and CVDs). Therefore, it is important to lose weight to maintain good health and wellness.
You may have heard of low-calorie diets (say 800 calories or less per day), but there are other serious weight loss techniques too.
In a liquid diet, an individual may only have liquids in their body, and no solids eatables. Dieter follows a strict schedule of juicing for 24 or 48 hours, depending on the weight-loss goal. It helps them lose substantial weight but also to cleanse and detoxify the body.
Meals are replaced with a diet product in a meal replacement. Fruit juice, smoothies and shakes are the kind of things expected to replace daily meals on this type of diet.
Fruit and vegetable diets
Another popular extreme weight loss method is fruit and vegetable diets, the most popular ones include The Lemonade Diet, Grapefruit Diet, Watermelon Diet and Cabbage Soup Diet. Basically, a fruit or vegetable is the main primary food in this weight loss diet. Dieters eat large amounts of primary food to lose weight.
In this extreme way to lose weight, a practitioner is required to take fat burning pills, also known as diet pills. The function of these pills is to raise people's metabolic rates and decrease their appetites for serious weight loss. These are not to be used to replace meals but advised to be taken with food.
According to ‘The Miracle of Fasting’, fasting boosts weight burning process besides cleansing the body. The traditional fast that calls for drinking only water as a way to lose weight severely isn’t the way to go; you do not need to do a full fast. Eat only fresh, raw fruits, vegetables and nuts for one to three days to see a change in you.
If you structure a diet that is low in carbohydrates, you can get lean fast. You only need 30 to 50 gm of carbs per day or eat carbohydrate enrich eatable once in 48 hours, preferably in the morning before or after a workout. It is not advised to be followed in the long run. The method is acknowledged for balancing metabolic rate and preventing muscle protein loss.
Dangers of extreme weight loss plans
Extreme weight loss methods sound inviting as it promise weight loss in a short span of time. The claims are true but these methods may turn out to be harmful. The common complaint of those who have practiced them is that they regain all the weight back after stopping the weight loss plan, sometimes more than what they started with.
Some other dangers of the extreme weight loss methods include constipation (most diet plans lack fibre), malnutrition, dehydration and other health problems such as gallstones. Therefore, it is advised to consult your health practitioner before trying any sort of extreme weight loss programs.
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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Sep 11, 2017
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