Body weight decreases drastically It's dangerous - To get the ideal body weight, not infrequently some people are willing to make weight loss efforts practically, in hopes of getting quick results. It must be known, the best way is to do it slowly and consistently. The reason is, the weight that dropped dramatically is actually dangerous for health.
Everyone would want to have a healthy body with an ideal weight. Body weight is ideal if it matches the normal range of body mass index. For those with problems with excess body weight or obsessed with being thin, sometimes they are willing to go on a super-strict diet to lose weight quickly.
In fact, the weight that dropped dramatically does not mean that the fat in the body decreases a lot. Fat is difficult to burn in a short time. Instead of fat, what many lose from the body is water or even body tissue. Even too strict diets can make the body starve and not get important nutrition.
Due to Drastic Weight Loss
Drastic weight loss is often associated with various health problems. Body weight reduced by 0.9 kg to 1.4 kg per week can cause:
- Loss of muscle mass.
- Electrolyte disorders.
- Body metabolic disorders.
- Malnutrition (malnutrition).
- Hair loss.
- Irregular menstruation.
- Constipation or difficulty defecating.
- Dizziness and headache.
- Gallstone disease.
The weight loss as much as the numbers mentioned above is already dangerous, you can imagine if the decline is more than that.
What is a decrease in safe weight like?
Safe weight loss is around 0.5 kg to 1 kg per week. Many experts recommend cutting 500 - 1,000 calories in daily food intake to achieve this goal. How:
- Reduce portions of food and eat slowly.
- Increase consumption of vegetables and fruit.
- Increase the intake of protein foods.
- Routine exercise for around 150 minutes per week or approximately 30 minutes per day.
- Avoid snacks and sweet foods.
- Reduce fat intake and be careful in consuming healthy fats.
A healthy diet is different for everyone. This depends on medical conditions, gender, age, and activities that are undertaken daily. Therefore, instead of trying an extreme diet that is risky, it's better to consult a doctor to get a healthy diet plan.
Also, consult your doctor if you are not on a diet, but your weight drops dramatically. Because there can be other health problems that you experience, such as thyroid disease, malnutrition, cancer, diabetes mellitus, heart failure, liver and kidney damage, TB, HIV, celiac disease, severe stress, or depression.