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Fast Weight Loss: Can I Lose Weight Fast?
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Fast Weight Loss - Can I Lose Weight Fast

Yes, you can lose weight pretty fast, but there are limitations to exactly how quick the weight loss will be. Also, you should know that fast weight loss carries risks.

Limitations to Fast Weight Loss

Your body is designed to survive famine, not bingeing. When it was built, hunger not fast weight loss was the problem!

As a result, the maximum weight loss (fat-loss) a healthy person can sustain is about 3 pounds a week.

If you slash your calorie-intake, or if you have a lot of excess weight to lose, then weight loss may be faster. But this extra weight loss is likely to include a higher proportion of water and/or muscle loss. Also, chances are that this rapid weight loss will quickly slow down within 2-3 weeks.

Risks of Fast Weight Loss

Your body does not like to lose weight too fast. The two most common risks of quick weight loss include:

  • Loose Skin
    If you lose weight too fast, your skin does not have time to adjust to your leaner body shape. The only effective treatment for loose skin caused by fast weight loss is Abdominoplasty which is a serious surgical procedure.
  • Gallstones
    Studies have shown that people who lose more than 3 pounds per week have a greater risk of developing gallstones than those who lose weight at slower rates. Overly fast weight loss may also cause silent gallstones to become symptomatic.
 

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