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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.
- Heart irregularity
- Fatigue and weakness
- Loss of lean body tissue
- Menstrual irregularity
- Sudden death
- Kidney infections
- Decreased basal metabolic rate