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CRASH DIETING 101

The Science

The ‘Crash Diet’ follows the principle of taking in much lower calories than you burn. The suggested amount is less than 1000 calories a day!

Pros

Some promise that it gives you a ‘flat belly’ within a week or two. It is known as one of the most effective ways to lose weight within a short span of time.

Cons

It slows down the body’s metabolism which can have a severe impact on the immune system and lead to weight gain in the future. The medium-term effects include the risk of dehydration and cardiac stress.

Crash Diet v/s Traditional Weight Loss Method

Crash Diet

  • Huge difference between a person’s daily calorie requirement and intake
  • Aids quick weight loss, but the results are not long-lasting
  • High chance of gaining more weight after being discontinued
  • Designed around calories and may lead to nutritional deficiency

Traditional Weight Loss Method

  • Traditional Weight Loss Method
  • Little difference between a person’s daily calorie requirement and intake
  • The results are slower, but long-lasting
  • Low chance of putting on weight after being discontinued
  • Designed to maintain the balance of nutrients as per the dieter’s lifestyle

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