April 2022

7 Side Effects of Rapid Weight Loss

By Parul Dube

On one hand, everybody loves to lose weight rapidly, and maintain body weight for a healthy lifestyle. While on the other hand, this appealing rapid weight loss results in an immense negative impact on a person’s body health. 

Muscle Loss

As per research, losing weight rapidly with a very low-calorie diet (VLCD) results in the body losing excessive muscle and water loss. 

 Metabolic Changes

Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. During this complex process of losing weight rapidly, eating very few calories may burn 23% fewer calories per day. 

Nutrient Deficiencies

During rapid weight loss, people try to skip meals and take supplements for a drastic change. This results in severe nutritional deficiencies developing within weeks or days.  

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Gallstone Formation

The stone-like formations that develop due to undissolved cholesterol in the gallbladder are called gallstones. 


The exclusive ketogenic diet during the rapid weight loss leads the body to severe dehydration and as a host of unpleasant sides, it results in severe health problems. 

Electrolyte Imbalance

Rapid weight loss takes a sudden leap in the body’s electrolyte balance by creating too many or not enough minerals or electrolytes.


The crash diet followed during the rapid weight loss transformation helps a person to lose weight quickly.


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