what is 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

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A crash diet is where you starve yourself to lose weight quickly.

    Crash diets aren't good because your body thinks there is a famine going on so it changes anything you eat into fat for future use. Then when you do start eating again, your metabolism has been slowed to conserve energy which then means if you eat the same amount you did before you crashed dieted, you will now gain weight on that amount of food because your body went into famine mode.

  • 5 years ago

    alcohol has calories too you know sub three drinks a week for lighter versions to drop a pound a year

  • 5 years ago

    eating water rich foods such as melons tomatoes and celery can help fill you up without adding too many calories to your day

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  • 5 years ago

    Eat raw vegetables not fried

  • 5 years ago

    beware of hidden sugars

  • Danny
    Lv 5
    5 years ago

    leave your cell phone in one location so when you need it you must go to it

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