For the brides-to-be out there desperate to drop a dress size or two before wedding season, it's worth knowing the impact yo-yo dieting can have on your health in both the short and long-term. Nutritional Therapist Natalie Lamb from Lepicol Lighter’s gives us the dangers of crash dieting you need to be aware of:
Loss of Muscle Mass
Crash dieting encourages the body to hold onto stored fat as it believes it is being starved and will need all the resources it has in order to survive. Although, those who do crash diet may notice weight loss very quickly, this weight loss is usually due to the loss of fluids and lean muscle mass.