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Weight Loss Doesn’t Equal Health

Blog, Malnutrition, Uncategorized, Weight Loss, Wellness

January 30, 2015 | 3 minute read

Weight Loss and Malnutrition

In today’s culture, we want everything right now. We are a society comprised of people craving instant gratification who don’t know how to play the long game. This is quite evident when it comes to how people view dieting and weight loss. Peek at any magazine and they’ll tote articles about how to “Lose the Weight Fast” and “Tone Your Body in No Time.” The problem with this is that it took a long time for your body to become the way it is, and you can’t simply wish it into shape overnight. That doesn’t mean every year hundreds of thousands of people won’t try to, and the effects are ugly. Instead of achieving a healthy, fabulous body, the majority of these people will be seriously damaging their health.

Crash and fad diets that are so popular nowadays are not healthy ways to lose weight. Extreme and rapid weight loss are usually signs that you are depriving your body of the essential nutrients it needs to survive. How is a person expected to live and thrive off of celery sticks and chicken broth? The majority of crash diets center around the idea of deprivation: calorie deprivation, sugar deprivation, vitamin and mineral deprivation, and most assuredly happiness deprivation. When you deprive your body too much, it will become malnourished.

Effects of Malnutrition and Rapid Weight Loss

  • Lethargy
  • Weakened immune system
  • Delayed wound healing
  • Depression
  • Slowing of the metabolism
  • Cardiac stress
  • In women, menstruation becomes irregular or stops completely

When you become malnourished, your body lacks the essential nutrients and minerals it needs to function. When it goes without these long enough, your body will begin to turn on itself to seek out An infographic showing the benefits of the 8 main nutrients you needwhat it needs. There are eight essential nutrients that should be a part of your daily diet: protein, iron, zinc, magnesium, calcium, iodine, vitamin B12, and fatty acids.

To ensure healthy weight loss that lasts, make sure you are receiving the key nutrients in all of your meals. If you are looking to lose weight, you may benefit from medical weight loss. At Vitality Medical & Wellness Center, you will work with a qualified professional to help achieve and maintain your weight-loss goals in a healthy way. This medical practitioner-supervised diet plan doesn’t require surgery or diet pills. They use science to figure out how best to help you reach your ideal weight.


Malnutrition doesn’t occur only in people trying to lose weight; millions of children and adults around the world are affected by malnutrition. Vitality Medical & Wellness Center recognizes this and wishes to help by sponsoring EM². Pronounced “EM squared,” this one-for-one organization works to provide nutrient-packed food to children in need. Click here to see how you too can help eradicate childhood malnutrition.

To discuss your weight-loss needs and goals, schedule your consultation at Vitality Medical & Wellness Center today. Call (702) 731-1200or fill out our online contact form here.

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