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Doctor Warns of Potential Risks of Rapid Weight Loss


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Endocrinologist Dr. Arseniy Rusanov said that sudden weight loss has serious health consequences.

A pointed out in an interview with RT that it is better for men and women to lose weight gradually by 5-10 percent of the initial weight over 3-6 months, followed by a period of maintaining body weight for a long period. .

He says: “Thus, if a man weighs 110 kg, then in 3-6 months he will lose 5.5-11 kg. That is, in a month he will lose 1-3.5 kg. As for a woman who weighs 90 kg., during the same time she will lose weight by 0.8-3 kg.

At the same time, the specialist emphasizes that rapid weight loss is rarely effective in the long term. Also, losing weight by 10 kg per month is very depleting of the body.

And he says: “The body will direct all the forces to restore the usual weight. It is not uncommon for people to follow certain low-calorie diets to lose weight in a short period of time, and once they stop following this diet, their weight quickly returns to what it was, with an increase of 5 kg or more.

According to him, Russian and foreign experts do not recommend reducing the calorie content of the diet below 1200 calories per day for women and 1500 for men.

He says: “Rapid weight loss can also lead to negative health consequences: emotional and psychological disorders, skin wrinkling, muscle weakness, dehydration, metabolic disorders due to lack of vitamins and minerals. and irregular menstruation in women.

Source: RT

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