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trisha d asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 decade ago

What is a crash diet?

If you can, explain to me what a crash diet is. Also tell me the resource that you got your answer from

19 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    A crash diet is a diet which is extreme in its deprivations - typically severely restricting calorie intake. Meant to achieve rapid weight loss, a crash diet differs from outright starvation only slightly. Crash diets are typically unhealthy and are rarely - if ever - recommended by doctors or dietitians. Crash diets can lead to malnutrition, and are not a recommended means of weight loss.

    After a person discontinues a crash diet, the "yo-yo effect" is often seen. This causes a person to eat far more than normal, causing them to regain both the weight that was lost due to the diet as well as additional weight. This is caused by an evolutionary trait of the human race that historically only took effect in times of famine: after a famine ended, people's bodies naturally craved to regain both the weight that was lost, plus additional weight as well, in order to protect themselves in case of another famine.

    An example crash diet consists of a daily intake of 4 glasses of skim milk, 4 bananas, and 1 vitamin capsule; a boiled egg may be substituted for a banana. Also, large amounts of caffeine

  • 4 years ago

    automate your eating by planning your meals ahead of time that way you re less likely to make an unhealthy last minute food choice

  • 5 years ago

    At a restaurant split your meal and eat only half meal and take the rest home if the quality is more

  • 5 years ago

    never eat any snack food out of the box carton or bag it came in you re less likely to overeat if you separate snacks into appropriate fist sized servings

  • 5 years ago

    odds are you re eating too fast try holding a conversation while having a meal so you re not gulping down more than you need to feel full

  • 5 years ago

    Try to know the calorie counts before ordering dishes on restaurant

  • 5 years ago

    stay up on a unicycle for 20 minutes

  • 5 years ago

    eat water rich foods and youll eat fewer calories overall

  • 5 years ago

    plan active dates with your hubby such as bowling or golfing instead of dinner and a movie

  • 5 years ago

    if you find yourself at a weight loss plateau up the duration of your exercise routine by five minutes

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