Q. What could be the reason for body shaking and weakness while dieting?

Answered by
Shakuntala Srivastava
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 01, 2022

Hello doctor,

I am 22 years old, and I weigh 98 kgs. My problem is that my body starts shaking and feeling weak when I start to diet. I had a blood test for sugar since I had gestational diabetes, and the report is fine. I have to mention that my weight has been 58 kgs to 100 kgs over the last six years. I tried different diets. I lost some weight, and I had the yo-yo effect. This body shaking started about two or three years ago.



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First, do not adopt any change in your diet which restrict you from a particular type of nutrient. That means do not deprive yourself. I suggest you take a holistic approach that includes a balanced diet and proper regular exercise. Gradually control your portion size. Do not compromise your diet for the sake of calories. Eat only when you are hungry. Take a nutrient-dense diet, so you do not feel weak. Stay hydrated. Include nuts, dry fruits, seasonal fruits, vegetables, complex carbohydrates, and an appropriate amount of protein and fats. Take a long-term goal, and besides going on a diet, adopt lifestyle changes that you can carry throughout your life. I can tell you better if I know your daily routine.

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