diet & weight loss

What diet is best for rapid weight loss, and can such an eating plan be healthy?

There are many diet plans that lead to rapid weight loss. Any eating programme that significantly reduces your daily calorie intake will bring about weight loss.

For example, the Grapefruit Diet recommends eating just 800 calories a day, while the Cambridge plan provides just 400 calories each day for the first two weeks. When you consider the recommended daily calorie intake for women is 2000 calories, it's easy to see how rapid weight loss can be achieved.

However, instead of asking which diet is best for rapid weight loss, you should really be asking is rapid weight loss a good idea at all? And the answer is 100% no. Losing a vast amount of weight in a short period of time should only be carried out under medical supervision.

Rapid weight loss is neither healthy or maintainable. If you are eating so few calories to cause such dramatic weight loss, you won't be consuming the nutrients your body needs. And as soon as you revert back to your normal eating habits, any weight you did lose will be back on your bum, tum and hips in the blink of an eye.

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