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
    • Gallstones

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.