Don’t Do This To Lose Weight!

Yes, dieting is hard, and most weight-loss behaviors are unlikely to cause harm since most people can’t keep them up for a long period of time. But other types of diets, from drastic detox diets to extreme calorie reduction, can cause serious health consequences almost immediately.
“People get so focused on weight loss they are willing to do unproven and potentially dangerous things that can backfire and cause serious health problems,” says Michelle May, MD, an Arizona-based weight management doctor.