Here’s the truth: You didn’t gain those extra pounds overnight, even if that’s the amount of time it took for your favorite jeans to go from comfy to “did I shrink these?” And you can’t take them off that fast, either (the pounds—but also probably those jeans now, too).
Every expert ever will tell you that crash diets don’t work, are unhealthy, and offer at best a temporary fix since you may end up gaining back more than you initially lost once you fall off the wagon. But that doesn’t mean losing weight has to be a slow, torturous process either. Yes, you’ll still have to eat few calories than you burn, but nutrition and exercise researchers have uncovered some scientifically tested ways to make that easier and faster than ever.
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