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5 Reasons You Don't Need a Wedding Crash Diet

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Crash Diets Don't Work

Crash diets result in water-weight loss.
Crash diets result in water-weight loss.
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In the beginning, it's all sunshine, roses and rapid weight loss. In reality, crash diets only help you lose superficial weight -- by that, we mean five or six pounds of retained water or even precious muscle. Buoyed by these results, enthusiastic dieters continue down the crash path, only to restrict calories to such an extent that their metabolism takes a major hit. At this point, the body starts sabotaging the dieter, and it becomes harder and harder to lose pounds of substance. This is when you can cause significant damage to your body. Which takes me to my next point …

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