Our expert says:
Starvation diets do lead to weight loss, but they are associated with a number of problems: a) you can develop deficiencies of vital nutrients which will have a negative effect on your health, b) weight loss often slows down with a starvation diet because the human body switches off its weight loss mechanisms to conserve energy. Rather use an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss', ‘Balanced diet' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and increasing your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life).
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