Crash Diet Tips You Should Avoid
As I did research for this article I was a little surprised to find sites that actually gave you tips for your crash diet. I will not name these sites. But here were few ideas, "tips", they recommended. Keeping in mind the best long term goal of weight loss and weight management is not starvation or crash diets. If you do not know what a crash diet is here is how Wikipedia defines it. "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 differences from outright starvation only slightly. by doctors or dietitians. Crash diets can lead to malnutrition, and are not a recommended means of weight loss. " http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crash_diet
The first tip is do not crash diet for more than three to seven days. That is pretty good tip seeing how you are starving yourself. When you cut calorie take your body need to get these lost calories from somewhere. Your body will burn some of your body fat, but it will also burn your muscle. This is one of the largest issues with crash diets because muscle loss will lead to a slower metabolism. This will lead to you to gaining your fat back and in many cases winning more fat!
The second tip they give you is not overexert yourself when dieting. Are you kidding me? I am not going to get into this much, but this has to be one of the worst things I have every read. Exercise is one of the best ways to gain long term weight loss. Exercise will burn your body fat off and help build muscle. As before, increased muscle means a better metabolism which will lead to burning fat and calories you eat when you are not working out.
The last tip is if you get hungry drink a glass of water because this may help with your hunger pains. Ok, it is good idea to get lots of water everyday I will give them that, but they fail to tell you when you are hungry the best thing to do is eat. If you do not feed your body it will fight back by shutting down your metabolism to preserver itself. It will not slow down, it will shut down!
With all the information about why you should not do crash diets people seem to fall for the promises of quick weight loss. I must remind you there is no quick weight loss diet that works. In the end, you will always gain back the weight, if not more. The best way is to eat a balance diet, work out regularly and reduce stress.