Extreme weight loss acquired through crash diets may cause harm to the health and well being of it’s participants, according to a recent CNN report. It suggest that some dieters unknowingly cause problems with their health and consequently damage the heart. The aggregate of studies on the subject of extreme weight loss claim that it can occur using various methods such as deprivation diets which incorporates use of metabolic cleansers. Atkens Diet or South Beach Diet are popular crash diet regimes that have also been connected to extreme weight loss. Reports by some in the health field say that crash diets may harm your heart. “Isadore Rosenfeld, MD, a professor of clinical medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City” is against crash diets. In her view less than 1200 calories a day represents a crash diet which is likely to contribute to the dieters extreme weight loss. The professor explained in her forthcoming book Doctor of The Heart: A life in Medicine that she opposes “The Master Cleanse,… a mixture of water, lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper.” Adding, “nothing else for several days.”
Doctors often urge their patients to consider the body’s reaction to extreme weight loss: a weakened immune system for starters, heart palpitations, body fluid imbalance, and an increased risk of triggering heart attacks. The crash diet may not harm the body right away; and severely slashing calories will lead to extreme weight loss. However, the lost weight includes important muscles and lowers metabolism, say researchers at the McKinley Health Center. There is the risk of dehydration when using cleanses or Detox Plans, according to Harvard Health Publications. Thousands of dieters follow crash diet routines every year on the premise that they will lose a significant amount of weight in a minimum amount of time. According to Epigee.org, this is a true statement which motivates dieters to seek extreme weight loss using crash diets without consideration of the potential harm and stress to the body.
Listed are a few popular crash diets, Lemonade Diet, Cabbage Diet, Grapefruit Diet, there is even one called Fat Loss 4 Idiots (The Idiot Proof Diet) just to name a few. The list is long and so is the list of physical risk of crash dieting which includes nutritional deficiency in the short term, quick weight gain if diet is stopped abruptly, suggest various online reports. Depending on ones mental health state at the time of the crash diet, some dieters are more susceptible to serious eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. In the long term the risk include brain damage, heart attack, osteoporosis due to calcium deficiencies, kidney failure, and liver failing.
Extreme weight loss studies that focus on crash diets have various results, yet they all seem to share some of the same outcomes. They claim crash dieters are no more likely to gain back the pounds opposed to those who slowly chip-a-way at their extra pounds . They also claimed the crash dieters were more successful because rapid weight loss gave them more incentive to keep going. If the dieters that choose crash diets consider the harm involved, but still embrace this extreme method, maybe there is something to their madness.
While researching for this article, a site claimed, “13 Crash Diets” that really work but added “stop immediately if you feel sick or dizzy.”
By Marshaund Chandler
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