A 41-year-old male asked:
Am going on a diet. One meal a day to loose weight. In 3 days I lost 10 pounds. With lots of 0 calories of vitamin water. Is this healthy?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Matt Wachsman answered
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not particularly: The water is ok/good. Rapid loss of weight without some use of muscles will tend to result in loss of muscle as much/more than fat. It's hard to have a sustained result if you do habits that you aren't going to keep doing. ALso, a diabetic will have metabolism problems with major fasting (hypoglycemia, acidosis, etc.)
Answered on Aug 3, 2014
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