Do Crash Diets Work?

It depends what your goal is. If you goal is to lose a specific amount of weight by a certain target date, crash DIETS can be very effective. They are not easy to implement, as most of them are very monotone and severely restrict the calorie intake. Also depriving your body of so many calories and valuable nutrition puts a lot of stress on your body.

If your goal is long term WEIGHT LOSS, crash DIETS are less effective. It is the dreaded yo-yo effect. Since you restrict the calorie intake so much your body will go into survival mode, and reduce the calories it burns during normal daily activity. When eventually you start eating normally, it is very easy to now add the pounds back on, since your body is now (at least for a time) burning less calories than it used to, prior to the crash diet.

But, people are successful, short term and long term with crash diets. Just keep in mind that crash diets put stress on your body, are not comfortable to implement (you can’t eat much), and you need to be careful to not gain it all back once you start eating normal



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