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Why a crash diet won’t work for you – or anyone

Need to lose a few pounds fast? We’re always told the same thing: eat less, exercise more and the weight will fall off. But actually, restricting your food intake too much is not only bad for your body, it could make you gain weight in the long-run.

When you deprive your body of too many calories and nutrients, its natural response is to assume that food supplies are low. As a result, your metabolism slows and your body starts storing extra fat to prepare for what it thinks is going to be a massive famine. Instead of losing weight, you’ve actually sabotaged your own efforts.

So what can you do to drop pounds fast without going on a dangerous crash diet? Well, truth be told, there are no shortcuts. If you need to shed a little extra bulge, try replacing unhealthy snacks with healthy alternatives – trade in potato chips for an apple or some carrot sticks. And don’t forget to hit the gym. Just thirty minutes a day (or more) of walking or jogging can really make a difference in your waistline.

A crash diet isn’t good for your waistline or your health. Losing weight the healthy way may seem like more work and take more time, but the results will be worth it. So invest in healthy snacks and a daily exercise routine, and you’ll lose weight and keep it off.

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Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing