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Lo-Cal Dangers

Very low-calorie diets can seem logical at first. If you can lose 2 pounds a week eating 1500 calories a day, 750 calories should help you lose weight twice as fast, right? Wrong!

Any diet that suggests eating fewer than 800 calories a day is a bad idea.

Low-Cal Risks

  • Dehydration
  • Headaches
  • Heart irregularity
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Loss of lean body tissue
  • Menstrual irregularity
  • Sudden death
  • Kidney infections
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Ketosis
  • Decreased basal metabolic rate