In most cases, losing weight requires dedication, a strong will, and a lot of time. While most people who really want to shed some pounds have the required dedication, in today’s world we simply don’t have the time and patience to lose weight in the most traditional way. The traditional way of losing weight is through dieting and doing exercise. Healthy weight loss can be achieved by having a low calorie balanced diet and working out, but it will take a while, usually several months to see small results. If your goal is losing several tens of pounds, then it may take up to a year or more.
There are, however, ways in which you can lose weight quicker than by going the traditional way, but they require more sacrifice than just eating less, and are not for everyone. It all depends on how quick you want to lose weight. The methods described in this article are, as the title says, extreme, so they shouldn’t be approached without doing extensive research before. Also, before starting any diet or weight loss method, it is recommended that you consult your physician, especially if you suffer from any chronic illnesses, have a history of health issues, or suffer from allergies. Let’s have a look at what the six most extreme ways of losing weight quick are.
Liposuction is probably the fastest way of losing weight, but it comes with a bunch of short term downsides. First, you will have to go through the procedure, which is not quite pleasant. You’ve probably seen it performed on TV in a movie or TV show, so you have an idea about what liposuction involves. A tube is inserted into the fat through a small incision, and moved in and out to destroy a layer of fat. That tube will also suck up the fat in the area, and then it will be moved to a different area. After the procedure, it will take you 3-4 weeks to fully recover. During those weeks, you will have a fair amount of bruising, and may require a drip. Scarring will be minimal or almost inexistent. Liposuction is a serious procedure, so make sure that you are ready both physically and mentally before booking it.
Another successful way of losing weight, stomach stapling is also very extreme. It involves creating a small pouch in your stomach that will only hold a small amount of food. Many people who have had this procedure done had stomach infections afterwards, so stomach stapling is generally reserved for those who are very obese, and need to lose weight before it puts their life in danger. So if you are not severely overweight, it is recommended that you try other ways of losing weight quickly. If you and your doctor think that this is your only chance, then doing it will result in a rapid weight loss.
This other extreme weight loss method involves taking several laxatives daily to ensure that the food that you eat is not properly absorbed by your body. This weight loss method is risky for your health because taking laxatives also causes fluid loss, which can lead to dehydration. Dehydration can have some serious negative effects on your body, even if it will make you look skinnier. If you ever consider approaching losing weight by taking laxatives, make sure that you drink enough fluids daily.
Diuretics work similar to laxatives, only they cause your body to lose fluids much faster. Like taking laxatives for weight loss, this method works, but it is dangerous, because it may leave you dehydrated. Also, diuretics will cause your body tissues to retain water, making you look even worse than before. Because diuretics get rid of all the water that you drink much faster, your body won’t know what is happening and try to store as much water as possible, making you look bloated.
Weight Loss Pills
The weight loss pills that usually work are the ones that suppress your appetite. Others may improve your metabolism, helping you burn calories faster, but most of them come with plenty of side effects. Your best chance is to talk to your doctor about taking weight loss pills, but even the ones that your doctor will recommend come with a few downsides. Because you won’t be eating like you were used to while taking appetite suppressants, you will need to make some changes to your diet, to make sure that you get enough protein, fats, carbohydrates and vitamins daily.
This method works for some extreme and quick weight loss, but it won’t last. You will lose several pounds in a short amount of time, but you will eventually need to eat, and the pounds that you lost will return as quickly as they went away. This weight loss method is also very risky and will leave you without any energy. Using this method for a longer period of time or too often can also have serious repercussions on your health. A variation of this is cutting out carbohydrates or fat from your diet. This method may work for some, but our bodies need all the macronutrients to function properly, so it may only work for a short while for most of us (Read: Reasons Why the “Fast Diet” May Not Be in Your Best Interest).
Losing weight quickly than through traditional methods is entirely possible, but better results require more commitment and sacrifice. The cons of some extreme weight loss methods may outweigh the pros, but it is up to you to decide when to draw the line. If you think that you need to lose weight quick, it is recommended that you consult your doctor before trying any extreme methods.