2. The Significance

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When you begin a crash diet, you may experience a quick loss of pounds within the first week or two of following the plan. While this revs you up and makes the diet appear to be working, be cautioned that another reason might be responsible for why you are losing weight so quickly. It’s not because you’re losing fat, but because you are using up your body's store of glycogen and water. Sadly, neither of these losses are permanent. The only long-term weight loss solution is to lose fat, but most crash diet regimens don’t promote long-term fat loss.