Crash diet, as the name suggests, is a “fast forward” way of losing excess fat. If you are dedicated enough, a low calorie diet can work wonders within weeks. It brings a huge amount of change in you when you lose up to two to three sizes. The carving for high calorie and fats are very normal; to avoid it is the main job. If done correctly it does help you in long term as well.
There are three aspects of crash dieting. First of all, you have to control yourself while eating. The best way is to have less salt, sugar and oil in your daily meals. After you start, gradually stop the intake of it completely. Best way is to substitute it with high fiber salads instead of full fledged meals. You can have fruits or pure juices in between so that you don’t starve yourself.
There are myths that crash diets lead you to “the starvation mode” and you regain weight after you stop it. The truth is when you stop eating high calorie food, your will gets suppressed and your body gets accustomed to the crash diet. Now it’s not that you cannot have high calorie diet occasionally, it is essentially to keep your body strong. But burning it up is important rather than storing it.
Home workout is also recommended so that your body is toned and you don’t look like a malnourished child. Once you start a crash diet, maintain a daily chart of what food to take and how much time you devote to work out. Water is an ingredient you must have, even if you are not thirsty, because if you eat fruits it has water content. Water is needed so that when you workout you don’t feel dehydrated and weak.
Limiting your smoking and drinking habit is also important as alcohol also has a high calorie content. Include protein like fish or chicken at least in one meal in a week. This is needed to strengthen your muscles. However don’t starve yourself while crash dieting, enjoy the food that you eat and don’t stress yourself beyond the limit.