Some people tend to make many mistakes when they try to slim down. They follow low-calorie diets and spend hours at the gym, as this way they think to lose extra weight faster obtain their fitness goals.

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Unfortunately, these approaches may come with high risks. People who follow the 500-calorie diet should eat 500 calories a day, which is extremely unhealthy. It's just a quarter of the daily recommended calorie intake for adult people.

Although some doctors prescribe low-calorie diets for people with obesity in order to treat some diseases, it is essential to know all the risks. In this article, we would like to show you twelve things to consider before following a very-low-calorie diet without a doctor's supervision. Are you interested? Scroll down to read this article right now.

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#1. It increases the risk of nutritional deficiencies, which may lead to negative health consequences.

#2. Following a 500-calorie diet may increase your risk of getting gallstones.

#3. Fats are high in calories, so it is hard to fill your body with fats while following a low-calorie diets.The lack of healthy fats may lead to fatty acid deficiency.

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#4. It is dangerous to follow the 500-calorie diet without doctor's supervision.

#5. People who follow low-calorie diets often use meal replacements. Unfortunately, meal replacements cannot help fill your body with all essential vitamins and minerals.

#6. Following a low-calorie diet is more expensive, as some meal replacements cost a lot.

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#7. It is hard to be physically active, while following low-calorie diets.

#8. The 500-calorie diet slows down metabolism and lead to muscle loss.

#9. Strict food restrictions cause anxiety and the feeling of deprivation, making it impossible to enjoy life.

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#10. Following low-calorie diets are not good for people with heart disease, thyroid disease, diabetes and so on.

#11. The 500-calorie diet may reduce bone density and cause bone loss.

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#12. You may gain weight back after you complete a diet and return to your regular nutrition.

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