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Is it normal for low calorie diet resulting rapid weight loss?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not safe

Rapid weight loss has the following risks - gallstones, which occur in 12% to 25% of people losing large amounts of weight over several months.
Dehydration, which can be avoided by drinking plenty of fluids. Malnutrition, usually from not eating enough protein for weeks at a time. Electrolyte imbalances, which rarely can be life threatening.

In brief: Not safe

Rapid weight loss has the following risks - gallstones, which occur in 12% to 25% of people losing large amounts of weight over several months.
Dehydration, which can be avoided by drinking plenty of fluids. Malnutrition, usually from not eating enough protein for weeks at a time. Electrolyte imbalances, which rarely can be life threatening.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Pouya Shafipour
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes it is normal but

You got to realize that there's a set-point for your weight in your brain that when weight is lost rapidly, your brain will try to get your weight back to the start weight after a few weeks.
So it's is critical to follow the low calorie diet (800-1100 kcal) with a proper maintenance diet to ensure your weight loss is rather long term and not short term.

In brief: Yes it is normal but

You got to realize that there's a set-point for your weight in your brain that when weight is lost rapidly, your brain will try to get your weight back to the start weight after a few weeks.
So it's is critical to follow the low calorie diet (800-1100 kcal) with a proper maintenance diet to ensure your weight loss is rather long term and not short term.
Dr. Pouya Shafipour
Dr. Pouya Shafipour
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