Crash dieting

A crash diet is the willful restriction of nutritional intake (except water) for more than 12 waking hours. The desired result is for the body to burn...

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The least intrusive weight loss methods, and those most often recommended, are adjustments to eating patterns and increased physical activity, general...

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Crash dieting

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A crash diet is the willful restriction of nutritional intake (except water) for more than 12 waking hours. The desired result is for the body to burn fat for energy and thereby lose a significant amount of weight in a short time. Crash dieting can be dangerous to health and this method of weight loss is not recommended by physicians.[39]

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,[40] “If the diet or product sounds too good to be true, it probably is. There are no foods or pills that magically burn fat. No super foods will alter your genetic code. No products will miraculously melt fat while you watch TV or sleep.” Certain ingredients in supplements and herbal products[vague] can be dangerous and even deadly for some people.

A crash diet is the willful restriction of nutritional intake (except water) for more than 12 waking hours. The desired...

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Therapeutic techniques

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The least intrusive weight loss methods, and those most often recommended, are adjustments to eating patterns and increased physical activity, generally in the form of exercise. The World Health Organization recommended that people combine a reduction of processed foods high in saturated fats, sugar and salt[28] and caloric content of the diet with an increase in physical activity.

An increase in fiber intake is also recommended for regulating bowel movements.

Other methods of weight loss include use of drugs and supplements that decrease appetite, block fat absorption, or reduce stomach volume.

Bariatric surgery may be indicated in cases of severe obesity. Two common bariatric surgical procedures are gastric bypass and gastric banding.[30] Both can be effective at limiting the intake of food energy by reducing the size of the stomach, but as with any surgical procedure both come with their own risks[31] that should be considered in consultation with a physician.

The least intrusive weight loss methods, and those most often recommended, are adjustments to eating patterns and increa...

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