Rapid weight loss

Stop blaming the victim for obesity

Stop blaming the victim for obesity

Diet for rapid weight loss

If you are overweight or obese, you might be one of the millions of Americans trying to lose some weight. What is the fastest and safest way to lose weight rapidly? In this W8MD article, we will review the science and art of rapid weight loss. Before we look at ways to lose weight rapidly, let us review what is proven to work for weight loss. How do you treat obesity?

How is obesity treated?

Obesity is treated using one or more of these
strategies:
„ a diet low in calories
„ increased physical activity
„ behavior therapy
„ prescription weight loss medications
„ weight-loss surgery

What is rapid weight loss?

Rapid weight loss diet is a type of diet in which you lose more than 2 pounds (1 kilogram, kg) a week over several weeks.

How do you lose weight rapidly?

We all know that at the most basic, in order to lose weight this quickly you eat very few calories. How do you lose weight rapidly?

How It Works?

These diets are most often chosen by obese people who want to lose weight quickly. These diets are rarely recommended by health care providers. People on these diets should be followed closely by a provider. Rapid weight loss is not safe for most people to do on their own.

These diets are only to be used for a short time and are not recommended for more than several weeks. The types of rapid weight loss diets are described below.

People who lose weight very quickly are much more likely to regain the weight over time than people who lose weight slowly through less drastic diet changes and physical activity.

Very Low-Calorie Diet (VLCD)

A very low-calorie diet (VLCD) is not just any diet that is low in calories. It is a special type of diet that replaces all of your meals with prepared formulas, often in the form of liquid shakes. A VLCD may be used for a short time to promote quick weight loss among some people who are considered to be obese. The diet requires close care from your doctor and is usually combined with other ways to lose weight (see box). This fact sheet will tell you more about the risks and benefits of this type of diet. Do not go on a VLCD on your own. If you need to lose weight, talk to your health care provider about the approaches that may work best for you..

Low-Calorie Diet (LCD)

An LCD may use a mix of meal replacements and regular food. This makes it easier to follow than a VLCD.An LCD limits calories, but not as much as a VLCD. A typical LCD may provide

„ 1,000–1,200 calories/day for a woman

„ 1,200–1,600 calories/day for a man The number of calories may be adjusted based on your age, weight, and how active you are.

An LCD usually consists of regular foods, but could also include meal replacements. As a result, you may find this type of diet much easier to follow than a VLCD. In the long term, LCDs have been found to lead to the same amount of weight loss as VLCDs.

Medications for weight loss

The FDA has approved many drugs—Phentermine (Adipex, Ionamin), Phendimetrazine (Bontril), Diethylpropion (Tenuate), Orlistat (Xenical, Alli), Lorcaserin (Belviq), Phentermine-topiramate (Qsymia), Naltrexone-bupropion (Contrave), and Liraglutide (Saxenda)—for long-term use.

 

The Role of Exercise

Rapid weight loss is more about cutting calories than exercising. Talk with your provider about what type of exercise you should do while you are on this type of diet. Your provider may suggest waiting until you are on a more long-term diet to start exercising.

Health Benefits

Rapid weight loss diet is usually for people who have health problems because of obesity. For these people, losing a lot of weight quickly can help improve:

  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
 

Alternative Names

Very low-calorie diet; VLCD; Low-calorie diet; LCD; Very low energy diet; Weight loss – rapid weight loss; Overweight – rapid weight loss; Obesity – rapid weight loss; Diet – rapid weight loss

How can W8MD’s Insurance Weight Loss Programs Help?

Since its inception in 2011, W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss program has successfully helped thousands of patients succeed in not only losing weight but also keep it off with an ongoing maintenance plan.

W8MD’s Insurance Physician weight loss Program is unique in many ways with a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to weight loss addresses all the complex issues leading to weight gain, both in adults and children. The Center’s team of practitioners are among the most qualified, dedicated and hospitable professionals in the industry. Learn More…

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