Can drastic, quick weight loss have a negative effect on my health?

Dr. C. Joe Northup discusses whether quick, drastic weight loss can have negative health effects. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

Can drastic, quick weight loss have a negative effect on my health?

Losing weight too quickly can actually negatively impact your health. We want to lose weight in a healthy fashion, in a sustainable continual fashion, and rapid weight loss actually can affect your kidneys, affect your liver in a bad way with too much drastic change. So a lot of the programs that advertise 30 pounds in 30 days or 60 pounds in 60 days are actually not the most healthy way to lose weight. We want to lose weight in a way where we're getting adequate nutrition and yet maintaining healthy habits.

 

Losing weight too quickly can have a negative effect on your health, Premier Physician Network (PPN) physicians say.

Losing weight in a healthy, strategic way is better for your body and more sustainable over time.

Having too drastic of a change in your weight too quickly can cause problems with your kidney and your liver. 

It’s important to make sure you’re still getting adequate nutrition and maintaining healthy habits while losing weight.

Talk to your doctor for more information about how losing too much weight too quickly can have negative effects on your health.