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New Calorie Restriction Diet Rage

Beyond losing weight, calorie-restricting diets done safely may improve longevity and memory, lessen inflammation, and even fight GI infections. Like most weight loss programs and diets, there are cautions worth knowing about. One study reported that some participants mismanaged their eating routine and had health problems like anemia and bone loss. Some dieters have gone too far, too fast with calorie restriction (crash dieting) and experienced kidney damage, abnormal heart rate, dehydration, and electrolyte imbalances. Be guided properly, and consult your medical doctor so he or she understands your goals and can monitor your health needs. You are more likely to gain the benefits, reduce risk, have better accountability, and maybe keep the lost weight off for good.

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