Summer is approaching, which means that many are beginning to think about how to lose weight. And better to do it in a few days and to lose at least 5 kg.
We found out whether this is real and what will you have to sacrifice.
How do fast diets work?
Express diets are conditionally divided into several types:
- You need to eat a week on the menu, which contains a negligible amount of calories.
- It takes a week to eat the same set of foods with the same negligible amount of calories.
- It takes a week to eat one superfood (or drink a cocktail), which will destroy the fat and at the same time cure all diseases.
- In addition to the above, you need to do something for detox. Here, the imagination of the authors is endless: from ordinary enemas to bathtubs with huge salt content and wraps with cling film.
All of these methods combine two things. These are varieties of self-mockery when the body is driven into extreme conditions. And also, in theory, it helps to lose weight quickly.
Is it realistic to lose kilograms in a week?
Not always. Much depends on what your weight was originally. A person with obesity or simply overweight can theoretically lose one kilogram per day.
But this is not at all the weight that must be lost.
In theory, during a fast diet, the body should waste stored fat in order to receive energy that ceases to come from food.
In practice, the body does not think well enough to understand why it was no longer given normal nutrition. Therefore, it wastes not only fat reserves but also fluid with muscles.
And if a person initially did not have excess weight, he just had a desire to become even slimmer, then he has nothing to lose and especially. In this case, an express diet may not give any result.
Is there any harm from fast diets?
There is much more harm than good.
The reason is that with fast diets, weight loss is fluid loss. The body is simply not able to process several kilograms of fat in a few days. Therefore, only water can quickly leave the body.
The fluid will leave simultaneously from the skin, and from the blood, and from the muscles. In this case, the brain will suffer – it is dehydration that hits the nerve tissue in the first place. The consequences are headache and fatigue.
However, weakness due to lack of energy is the expected effect. But the appearance of gallstones is an unpleasant surprise, which affects overweight people who decide to abruptly go on a rigid diet.
And naturally, such diets cannot be called balanced. The body does not have enough micronutrients, one after another incomprehensible problems will stretch. To understand what the constant pampering with such diets threatens, it is enough to read the forums.
Fans of extreme courses ask each other how to escape from abdominal pain, problems with stools, hair loss, exfoliation of nails, dizziness, eczema, insomnia, and loss of appetite. Some are wondering where the periods went.
Do three kilograms of such sacrifices cost, especially since the weight will return, but the problems will remain.
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