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Kim Kardashian received a lot of backlash after touting her 16-pound weight loss in 3 weeks to fit into her Marilyn Monroe-style dress she donned for the Met Gala in New York this week. Health experts have warned that such rapid weight loss following his crash diet could be detrimental to a person’s health.
“Most of the time, rapid weight loss is due to dehydration from water weight; it can also be from drastically restricting which could lead to disordered eating. These types of dietary practices are not sustainable and could cause weight to return plus a few extra pounds,” Dr. Deborah Salvatore, DCN, RDN, CDN, Doctor of Clinical Nutrition and Director of Long Island University Graduate Nutrition Programs, told Fox News. At New York.
Salvatore’s colleague, Laura Feldman MS, RD, CDN, CDE, is an assistant professor of nutrition and director of dietetics at Long Island University in New York and spoke to Fox News about the celebrity’s rapid weight loss. Feldman further explained that in the long term, crash diets and rapid weight loss could actually lower the metabolic rate, making it harder for an individual to lose weight in a healthy way in the future.
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Feldman also said rapid weight loss could negatively affect short- and long-term health.
Feldman, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, says, “Diets that result in rapid weight loss will be nutritionally inadequate by limiting one or more macronutrients and overall caloric intake.” Feldman commented on Kim Kardashian’s weight loss which was allegedly attributed to the reality TV star’s diet which cut out all carbs and sources of sugar in the weeks leading up to the star-studded Met Gala event.
“Glucose (sugar) is your brain’s fuel source and the immediate source of energy for your muscles and the cells of your body. Eliminating carbohydrates can often cause people to feel dizzy, tired and have trouble concentrating,” Feldman told Fox News. . The director of LIU also said that eliminating complex carbohydrates such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains can lead to stomach problems such as constipation because they are also an excellent source of fiber.
Salvatore also warned Fox News that rapid weight loss is dangerous. Salvatore, who is also a certified dietitian nutritionist, said, “Rapid weight loss is usually the result of certain extreme dietary practices and would not be considered sustainable. These practices could lead to dehydration or other problems, including fatigue, irritability, and eating disorders.
When it comes to trying to lose weight, Salvatore told Fox News that a healthy diet for weight loss should include changes in your diet and level of physical activity. She suggested that an individual should strive to achieve a balance between a variety of foods and daily physical activity.
“A healthy diet should include a balanced plate with half your plate focusing on fruits and vegetables,” Salvatore told Fox News. She also explained that these types of foods contain fiber and fluids, which help increase that feeling of fullness when eating.
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Salvatore added that ¼ of the plate should be a lean protein source which can be meat or vegetarian options and 1/4 of the plate full of complex carbohydrates. “Again, they contain fiber to help us feel full longer; complex carbs are things like brown rice, sweet potatoes, whole-wheat pasta, or bread,” Salvatore told Fox News. .
Along with a healthy diet, the nutrition expert said exercise is also important.
“We really shouldn’t be thinking about dieting; it should be lifestyle changes that you can sustain; cutting out whole food groups isn’t sustainable and can lead to weight loss followed by weight gain. extra weight and pounds because the practices are too extreme.”
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Health experts told Fox News that it’s a good idea for individuals to discuss weight loss plans with their health care provider or consult with a dietitian nutritionist to establish a healthy daily calorie intake and a meal plan tailored to your individual needs.