IT IS NOT SAFE to attempt to lose weight. Weight loss attempts can lead to a variety of risks. Weight loss is ESPECIALLY dangerous for lean individuals because they may lose more lean body mass than larger people. Low calorie diets are especially dangerous because they may produce side effects such as fatigue, electrolyte imbalance, hair loss, altered metabolism, gallstone formation, excessive loss of lean body mass, and DEATH. These risks are increased with the intake of protein liquid supplements, laxatives, or self-induced vomiting.
Those fancy surgical procedures are also highly risky. These procedures, similar to what Star Jones received, are not supported by clinical trials to be an appropriate treatment for obesity. Disruption of stomach function as a result of these procedures can result in negative consequences for skeletal, immune, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems.
Caloric restriction may lead to irritability, depression, and food/eating obsession. Repeated failures at weight loss produce psychological stressors often resulting self-guilt or self-hatred.
Eating disorders may develop in individuals attempting to lose weight.
In America, fat people are taught to feel guilty and blame themselves for the failures of weight loss programs, and to expect and accept rejection, mistreatment and discrimination based on their weight. $30 - 50 billion is invested in weight loss programs. 95% of that results in failure.
It is obvious that doing what the weight loss industry wants people to do is not benefiting anyone. In fact it is detrimental to people emotionally, psychologically, physically, and financially.