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Why Rapid Weight Loss May Not Be Good For You

The desire to lose weight is probably one of the things that men and women all around the world have in common. Although there’s nothing wrong with such a goal, a quick and sudden drop in body weight could actually prove to have a negative impact on one’s health and well-being.

Not as Simple as “Calories In, Calories Out”

Most people have the mindset that weight loss is as simple as “calories in, calories out”. In addition, the moment they see that the numbers on the scale have dropped, they’ll most likely conclude that their extreme dieting plan is actually working. Yet, this perception is actually far from what’s exactly true.

By and large, losing weight is more than just monitoring those numbers in the scale, crash dieting, and showing up at the gym every day. One should take into consideration that weight loss should not be an end-goal but rather it should be all about making a new lifestyle to get and stay healthy. Optimum health and well-being does not necessarily mean that you need to lose large amounts of weight.

Although losing weight (if you’re overweight) should be part of your plan to lead a healthy lifestyle, it should be noted that there are other factors that you need to look into when optimum health is your goal such as your sleeping and fitness habits.

Moreover, a reduction of numbers in the scale could simply mean that you’re actually losing water weight. Losing water weight actually means nothing as it could simply return when you eat high-salty or high-carb meal (salt and carbs retain water). In addition, there’s also the possibility that you may be losing lean tissue or muscle rather than fat.

Rapid Weight Loss and Sagging Skin

The human skin is a very flexible organ. However,it may not be able to keep up with rapid weight loss resulting in excess sagging skin that is commonly observed in the arms, abdomen and thighs. In massive weight loss, this could be very unattractive and lead to body image problems. That’s where body contouring surgeries such as liposuction, tummy tuck, arm lift, and thigh lift are available.

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Dr. Herte understands that the desire for body contouring surgery goes beyond the cosmetic aspect. Get in touch with us today by calling 702.732.9600 or by filling out this contact form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Herte. We look forward to helping you come up with a personalized body contouring surgery plan.