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what are the causes and effects of a crash diet?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    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

  • 5 years ago

    Eat a diet filled with all natural healthy whole foods

  • 4 years ago

    60 minutes on the rowing machine

  • 5 years ago

    drink 3 cups of green tea in 24 hours researchers say it can increase energy expenditure by 106 calories

  • 5 years ago

    Better to prepare slow to eat foods like hot soups whole fruites etec

  • 5 years ago

    drink 8 cups of water a day

  • 5 years ago

    Get tips from weight loss community

  • 5 years ago

    add 10 percent to the amount of daily calories you think you re eating

  • 5 years ago

    Through junk food from your kitchen

  • 5 years ago

    Cut your food in to small pieces

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