Just about every article out there having to do with weight loss talks about all the benefits. But it isn’t as often that you hear about the bad things that losing weight can do to you. That’s right — the ways that it can wreck your body. In some cases, restricted eating and rapid weight loss can do more harm than good. And sagging skin is only the beginning.
Here are the crazy ways that weight loss actually destroys your body.
Impaired immune system
It’s sad but true — restricting your caloric intake for weight loss purposes can weaken your immune system. As 24alife summarizes, the lack of sugar intake causes your body to produce more stress hormone. This, in turn, weakens the immune system, which is already depleted due to not getting the nutrition it needs since you have stopped eating as much. Add double the stress hormones to a lack of nutrition, and you have an immune system that can’t fight off the flu — or worse ailments.
To prevent getting sick while trying to lose weight, put these foods on your daily menu.