crash diet

noun

Definition of crash diet

: a way of losing a lot of weight very quickly by limiting how much one eats He went on a crash diet and lost 20 pounds in a month.

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“Crash diet.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crash%20diet. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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crash diet

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Medical Definition of crash diet

: a diet intended to help a person lose a large amount of weight in a short period of time typically by reducing the amount of food consumed to minimal levels If you feel you need to diet, be reasonable about it. Aim to lose no more than 4 pounds per month, as crash diets are unsustainable and can cause … weight fluctuation that may damage metabolism and could lead to eating disorders.Runner's World, January 1994

Other Words from crash diet

crash dieter noun
Chronic crash dieters lose muscle along with fat, and when they regain weight, they gain back mostly fat. — Betty Weider, Shape, June 1992
crash dieting noun

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