Weight warning: Avoid crash diets

When 29-year-old Shikha Arora went on an `all fruit` diet to lose weight before her wedding, she managed to lose 10 kg in a record one-and-a-half months but she had to deal with low BP and severe headache on her D-Day.

She is not the only one. Every day people are going on crash diets to meet immediate draconian goals, but experts warn it is equivalent to abusing your body.

`This is a very common problem. Miracles don`t happen in a day. One has to be persistent and dedicated in losing weight. But people don`t want to work hard, they just want shortcuts. Unfortunately, there is no shortcut to weight loss. You end up abusing your body,` said Aashu, a gym trainer.

`Most of the girls who come to me want to fit into their wedding lehenga. Then there are those who have been warned by doctors that they have to lose weight if they want to live long,` said Aashu.

Their shortcut to success is answered in yo-yo diet, described as an extreme form of losing weight. It has a cyclical pattern of weight loss and gain and often seen as a harmful weight-losing technique.

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Then there is all protein diet or liquid diet option – it helps to lose weight quickly, but leaves its side effects too.

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