We have all thought about starting a crash diet, but do they REALLY work?! There are many women who have considered a crash diet or have done one, and now realise that it was a waste of time. Crash dieting is not only a waste of time, but it’s also bad for your health. When you are on a crash diet, you starve your body of the calories that it needs. Your body goes into FASTING MODE, and this is why you lose weight so rapidly. The worst thing is, if you are doing a crash diet to lose weight, YES you will lose weight…..for now, but it won’t last.
Yes, having a low-calorie diet will mean that you lose weight (if the calories are less than those of which you burn). However, (And this is a BIG however), what you are actually doing, is living a life of malnutrition. Not giving your body the nutrition it needs, not giving it the protein and the energy that it requires to function will ultimately have a negative effect.
What Happens To Your Body
You will lose weight, but you also risk vitamin deficiencies, and your body will also start to burn precious muscle tissue. Mentally, you will feel exhausted, drained, and you will ultimately lack motivation because you won’t have the energy that your brain needs to function.
The ironic thing is, once you reach your goal weight and resume a regular diet, you will end up piling on the pounds. So the whole thing would have been a complete waste of your time, as well as being damaging to your body.
If you want to lose weight, you need to think about the calorie deficit. You should be burning more calories than you are putting into your body. Eat regularly and healthily, and stay active! This will make you feel so much better in both mind and body, and you will reach the goals that you set. Love your body and your body will love you back!