I just found this great article on prevention.com; it’s about how individual Doctors from different fields “crash-diet” to quickly shed a couple of pounds (for whatever reason might come up).
Here is Caroline M. Apovian’s, M.D. (Director, Center for Nutrition and Weight Management at BostonMedicalCenter) take on it.
“What gets me off track Drinking: A few years ago, I would frequently have one or two glasses of wine at night with dinner, at about 120 calories per glass. Not coincidentally, I weighed 10 pounds more than I do now.
Crash diet plan Stop drinking empty calories. I never drink soda, but I make sure I kick fruit juice and alcohol, too. Liquid sugar is not satiating, and your brain doesn't register that you've consumed calories the way it would if you actually ate food; cutting it out is the quickest, easiest fix I know.
Maintenance plan Exercise every day for at least an hour -- if I don't do that I know I'll blow up. Luckily, I love physical activity, and because on a typical day I either run for six miles or swim for an hour, I don't worry about food. That's my secret: Work out like you were born to do it.”
Supermodel Claudia Schiffer eats a sensible three meals a day. 'I don't crash diet because it messes up your metabolism,' she says. 'Instead I eat three meals a day, particularly lots of fruit for breakfast because it's cleansing and quickly digested by the body and I try hard not to snack in-between meals.? As well as sticking to a three-meals-a-day plan, Claudia tries to eat organically. 'I like my food to be as natural and unpolluted by chemicals as possible so I always eat organic.'
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