Lose weight fast! I am sure you have heard this time and time again. I want to caution you about this. When you hear lose weight fast it often means gain it back fast also. You see…to lose weight fast does not necessarily mean that you will keep it off. In fact the faster you lose it the less likely it will be permanent. Not to mention that to lose weight fast can also be dangerous to your health due to nutritional deficiencies and electrolyte problems.
To lose weight fast you have to be on a very extreme diet, usually 800 calories a day or less. These are called very low calorie diets and they need to medically supervised for safety. The recommended safe weight loss is 1-2 pounds per week, but with these “lose weight fast” programs the weight loss may be 10 pounds in 1 week. This amount of weight loss in a week is unwise and unhealthy.
Everyone wants to lose weight fast, but the truth is you didn’t put on the weight “fast”. It takes time to lose the pounds that you took years to put on. The reason that everyone wants to lose weight fast is that they want a quick fix; they want to look good for some event and then little thought is given to the fact that you may gain it back. Also, bear in mind that a lot of these “lose weight fast” schemes rely on your quick weight loss in the first few weeks by revving up your metabolism, but ignoring the rebound effect when your body decides that it is in starvation and tries to recover. Your lose weight fast diet then becomes history.