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Nov

Exercise Myth Busters #13

Rapid Weight Loss Is Not Harmful
 
Weight loss is something that cannot be rushed; it is a process of changing your body shape and therefore requires time for your body to adapt. Therefore, prolonged rapid weight loss of more than 1.5kg per week should be carefully monitored as this can lead to increased risk of gallstones. The very low kilojoule eating plans that usually accompany rapid weight loss can also lead to heart rhythm abnormalities.
 
So just remember that although at times you may not be losing weight as quickly as you would like, in order to get the best health results that are maintainable, slow and steady weight loss is far more beneficial than rapid weight loss.

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