There are a lot of weight loss plans out there, promising dramatic results in a short space of time. And no wonder – given that the third most searched ‘how to’ term on Google is ‘how to lose weight’, it’s inevitable that there are people and companies out there looking to capitalise by selling the latest quick fix.
Of course, losing weight fast sounds great, but there;’s a big catch. While seeing a difference in your body shape early on can be motivating and satisfying, nutritionists and dietitians warn that losing weight quickly is mostly unsustainable and doesn’t promote a long-term healthy relationship with food.
Though crash or ‘fad’ diets that lack nutrients are unlikely to have a huge impact on overall physical health because they are short term, their impact on mental well being can be long lasting.
How to lose weight … fast