Quick weight loss diets linked to long term heart issues

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Waco Medical surveys show a correlation between quick weight loss diets and long term heart damage.

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Summer is almost here, and some may be looking for last minute ways to shed unwanted weight, but studies show many trendy diets yo-yo weight, sometimes causing long term damage to the heart and other organs.

“It took you years to put this weight on, it’s not going to come off in five minutes,” Nurse Tracy Kramer said.

“Every day I can guarantee you, I have a patient that comes in wanting to lose weight and needs to lose it fast,” Kramer said.

“They're tired of being big and they want the magic pill or the magic shot to get it done, and the really isn't one”

She said dramatic weight loss from unhealthy diets causes’ long term heart damage, increases cholesterol, improves your chances for developing diabetes and even could result in you gaining extra weight in the future.

Kramer recommends traditional weight loss methods.

“Small portions, portion control, doing exercise 30 minutes a day where you get your heart rate up and having a calorie intake of around 1200 a day,” Kramer said.

Doctors also recommend replacing sugary drinks with fruit infused water.

Kramer also recommends getting a partner to keep your workouts and diet on track.