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Other side effects of rapid weight loss include:

The dangers of rapid weight loss increase with the time spent on the diet. Eating a no-protein diet is particularly risky.

  • Headaches
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Hair loss
  • Muscle loss

From: Rapid Weight Loss WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Gilden Tsai, A. August 2006. Saper, R. Nov. 1, 2004. Federal Trade Commission web site: "Commercial Weight Loss Products and Programs: What Consumers Stand to Gain and Lose" and "Weighing the Evidence in Diet Ads."


Obesity,American Family Physician,

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on August 15, 2017

SOURCES: Gilden Tsai, A. August 2006. Saper, R. Nov. 1, 2004. Federal Trade Commission web site: "Commercial Weight Loss Products and Programs: What Consumers Stand to Gain and Lose" and "Weighing the Evidence in Diet Ads."


Obesity,American Family Physician,

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on August 15, 2017

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