What Happens On Crash Diets!
Should I Take A Crash Diet?
Most dieters, once they see that they are regaining the lost weight, attempt to go back on the diet, but find it much harder to lose the weight the second time around. This happens because their metabolism has slowed down with their first crash diet. The consequence is that the weight comes back even more quickly and many a time, they end up putting on more weight. This is the rebound effect of a crash diet, and is known as the “yo-yo” effect.
There is another reason crash diets don’t work. When the body feels that it is on the verge of starvation, it comes to its own rescue by activating a number of hormones involved in fat storage. Once these hormones are turned on, it is very difficult to convince the body to turn them off. The body also reduces the production of hormones that cause the body to burn fat.
The other problem with crash diets is that they don’t understand metabolic individuality, which means that each person has a different reason or gaining weight. Some people gain weight because they are inactive, some because of a faulty regulatory mechanism and some due to simple overeating. It is highly impossible that all these individuals can be helped with a single diet as their problems are not the same.
No crash diet is meant to be taken up for extended periods of time. Since they are not balanced, they are not meant to be taken up as a normal routine.
A great psychological drawback of such diets is that most of these diets only attempt to reduce the consequence of food cravings, which is excess weight and do not address the cravings, which causes most people to overeat or eat the wrong foods.
The best thing to do is laugh at all these crash diets, enjoy eating the favorite foods in limited quantities and exercise daily.