Yup! Smash it, put a lid on it, forget it! Crash diets?! That’s just silly talk. Have you struggled with this issue? Have you been a victim of the latest fads on “dieting?”
Have you tried the popcorn diet? The baby food diet? The potato chip diet? The holiday candy cane diet? Perhaps the soup diet?!! One of those are a hit in someones “crash diet” at one point in time.
Come on! They don’t work…… at least not long term, and definitely not healthy. Generally those who try the crash diet fad end up gaining more weight then what they started with. Very low calorie eating typically sets one up for failure. It’s important to include healthy fats in your daily intake and when your on the “crash diet” your most likely not getting enough of anything let alone “healthy fats.” Crash diets will dehydrate you, therefor you’re loosing water weight not fat, NOT TO MENTION YOUR DECREASING YOUR METABOLISM! You want to raise your metabolism not lower it!
Also, your muscles will weaken due to crash dieting, this will make it difficult to exercise. Key word; EXERCISE. How can you exercise with no energy? Food, healthy food, is energy. A healthy life style = healthy weight loss.
I like to cross train with some resistance training to build muscle. Free weights, resistance bands are an example and are good ways to build your muscles. Cut back on sugar is another key point in a healthy weight loss. Sometimes it can be tough but worth it in the long run. Remember my motto; ” Everything in moderation.”
Crash diets don’t work because they don’t change habits!
Live, love, honor and laugh out loud! Prioritize you.