Crash diets are often as unappealing as they are ill-advised--think cabbage soup. They usually just make you lose water weight and muscle mass-and, the thinking went, make you put the weight back on, plus more, when you stop. But research from Tufts University has found that if the daily calories of a diet don't go below 1,200 calories for women, crash diets are as successful as a slower weight-loss plans over the course of a year.
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"Healthy crash diets actually do as well for long-term success as slow diets, and, for some people, can actually work better," says Susan Roberts, professor of nutrition and psychiatry at Tufts. Of course, the key is not making "health crash diet" an oxymoron-1,200 calories, people!
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