3. The Health Impact

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Crash dieting has an awful effect on your health. When you constantly put your body through the stress of losing and gaining weight you increase the risk of heart attacks and the development of atherosclerosis. Yo-yo dieting through the years can cause an increase in cholesterol and is thought to weaken the immune system. Another thing to consider — crash dieting slows your metabolism to the point that, instead of losing pounds you end up gaining them! This is because during a crash diet you consume so few calories your body hangs onto them for dear life when you eat thinking that you are starving to death! These are just a few of many detrimental health issues that may arise from crash dieting.