It is important to list the potential complications to watch out for in the setting of weight loss, especially the case in diets where there is rapid weight loss, very low-calorie diets or fasting states.
So these are potential, keyword here is ‘potential’, risks of weight loss:
- Growth problems in children and pregnancy
- Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
- Psychological complications Including depression and the development of eating disorders (particularly binge-eating disorders)
- And rarely:
- Heart rhythm disorders
- Electrolyte derangements – like low potassium which is important
So if you are feeling unwell or concerned- please see your doctor. And as always it is good to see your doctor or dietician before you start this process.