Many people, especially women, are crazy about weight loss, and are always on the lookout for new techniques to lose those extra pounds and inches. Weight - the less of it, a problem and a little more of it, a problem again! Why does weight carry so much 'weight' in our life? Some are so obsessed with their weight, that they have nothing else on their mind! There are many examples of models wanting to get thin, indulging in crash diets, a popular weight loss method. Let alone models, you can find many people around you, who want to lose weight and are ready to put any amount of effort into it. Thus, there are many diets, medications and techniques available that help in extreme weight loss (apart from the conventional 'exercise and you lose weight' technique). This is favored by those who are desperate to get rid of extra pounds, and for whom the exercise and diet changes do not work.

Weight Loss Pills
The use of pills for the purpose of quick weight loss is controversial and unproven. Nevertheless, pills have been a favorite among people for the same reason. In the market, there are many pills marketed for guaranteed weight loss, but mostly the pills don't work. The pills, instead, may cause many side effects. Some pills might help you in curbing hunger. But as said earlier, they may prove harmful for the body. Taking diet pills gives way to side effects like headache, palpitation, nausea, hypertension, extreme thirst, depression and acne. So stay away from pills unless you are sure and have spoken to your doctor about the safety of pills.

Crash Diet
This is the most common technique that men and women follow if they're targeting quick weight loss. Crash diet, there is no need to explain it. It means going on a non-eating spree for weeks or months. Crash dieting will surely make you lose weight as the body wouldn't have any source of calories and energy, and so will use up the fat the body has accumulated. Crash dieting is not fun and almost restricts you from consuming food. The diet in this case includes no food at all or low carbohydrate food. People need to keep in mind that the body needs a daily amount of calories to function properly. If you do not consume enough food, you are sure to faint and feel exhausted at the end of the day. Dieting will make you weak and will cause much more harm than good.

Surgery is another way to quickly lose a drastic amount of weight. Obese people who have huge amounts of belly fat (and who have thick pockets) generally opt for surgical methods to remove excess fat in the body. Bariatric surgery is one of the most popular surgeries that helps in getting rid of calories. Surgery is only considered, if there are other health problems in the person because of the huge weight. There are some surgeries that can limit the amount of food you can take in or digest. Surgery is accompanied by its own complications which can manifest in the form of infections and blood clots.


By now you must have understood that weight loss using the above three methods is not a good bet. Healthy weight loss is a slow process and is only possible through exercise and eating healthy food. The above methods do work in the long run, and so people should exercise daily and should follow a healthy diet. Following a proper diet rich in green leafy vegetables, vitamins and minerals, will surely benefit you in long-term weight loss. These measures, be it dieting, surgery or the use of pills, should be followed only under proper guidance and you should not indulge in anything by yourself. These methods are not proven or recommended, and it will be wise on your part to stay away from them.

Weight loss is not difficult if you have the will and are consistent in your approach. But I mention again, do not opt for any of the above methods, as they are not reliable and healthy. Even if you opt for them, follow the selected method under expert guidance only. You should maintain the right weight, based on your body needs, and should put in efforts to lose the unwanted fat.