Posted on Apr 19, 2022
A Crash Diet is all about losing quickly. Here calorie intake is restricted to nearly 700 cal per day. It has been observed that crash diet can help you lose 2.5-5kgs within a few days. There are several crash diets available, to name a few- YO-YO Diet, 3 Day Meal Diet, Juice Fast Crash Diet, Cabbage Soup Diet, etc.
But question is does it really work?
It depends on the target you wish to achieve and how long you carry the diet. Crash diets are difficult to implement as your calories and vital nutrients are restricted. For obese patients crash diets often fail as too many methods (used over and over again) to cut fat, confuses the body metabolism. As a result body refuses to accept any change after a point. Crash diets are metabolically unsound- whenever a person suddenly restricts the calorie intake, the body, fearing starving, rebels to protect fat content in our body by lowering the metabolism. So here in this rather than switching to fat-burning mode, it rather switches to fat storage mode, hence weight loss is not seen.