The UK is now one of the most obese nations in the world, rivalling the likes of America for the unwanted crown. For this reason diets have become big business with the likes of Joe Wicks and Davina McCall regularly releasing books. Alongside this you have some of the well known plans like Slimming World and Weight Watchers that remain popular. Weight Watchers have now almost even pivoted to becoming a food company, they have always done shakes but now do a full range of ready to eat meals alongside it.

What Counts As Extreme Weight Loss

Losing over 1kg per week over a sustained period of time (or 2.2lbs) is counted as extreme weight loss by the NHS, although many diets say that this should be the aim for healthy and sustained dieting. Cutting calories completely and doing extreme diets where you are aiming to lost 4-6lbs per week can be dangerous and can lead to very low blood sugar levels, fainting, dizziness and fatigue. In addition to this, you are more likely to put the weight back on again straight afterwards. The key to weight loss is to do it over a sustained period of time and you need to make sure that it is something you can keep up. If your diet is based around eating salad for every meal, it is highly unlikely you will be able to keep that up in the cold winter months in the UK.

The Reasoning Behind Your Diet

People want to lose weight for many reasons but one of the most common is after having a child. It is very common to put on weight after your baby is born through comfort eating and tiredness so there are many great plans available for this. In addition to the dieting element there is also the effect it has on your body, both with weight loss and having a child. In fact, tummy tuck Manchester is now one of the most common cosmetic surgeries by women in their 30’s-50’s.

The Consequences Of Extreme Weight Loss

One of the issues people who lose a lot of weight can have is with stretch marks and excess skin. If you were 20 stones and have got down to 12 stone, that is almost half of your body weight gone and over time your skin will have stretched. Once that weight is lost it then leaves the excess skin and leads to things like bingo wings and saggy breasts. Some of the most popular cosmetic surgery Manchester procedures are breast augmentation, Brazilian bum lift, face lifts and liposuction.

In conclusion, weight loss is almost always a positive, you just need to be careful about how quickly you are doing it and that you don’t go too far. Whilst BMI’s aren’t always accurate and can lead to some people being told they are slightly overweight or underweight, they do give you a rough guide as to when you are at around the right weight and then you can start taking waist, hip and bust measurements.