Why crash dieting DOES work: Surprise evidence suggests it’s the best way to slim – Daily Mail

Fads and crash dieting have long been seen as very temporary ways to lose weight and the majority seem to think that these are the worst ways to tackle the problem. However, clinical experiments have shown that if done right a crash diet can leave a serious positive impact on your body.

Key Takeaways:

  • Here’s a sobering thought: beach weather is nearly here, and the diet you’ve been meaning to embark on since January remains in the planning phases.
  • Despite what many nutritionists have preached for years, low-calorie diets can be healthy if you do them right, and can work wonders on pounds and inches in just a few weeks.
  • A recent study from my laboratory at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, found that the slow and careful approach seems to be sustainable only by those dieters who are not sidetracked by rich food, party snacks and other common food challenges in daily life.

“Conventional wisdom says that rapid weight loss leads to rapid weight regain, but a new generation of science is showing that slow isn’t necessarily better.”