13 Weight Loss Reminders: Day #2:.    Relying on Crash Diets

Determined to lose 10 pounds fast, you turn to a crash diet. Perhaps your plan calls for nothing but grapefruit or cabbage soup or HCG each day. You slash your daily calories to fewer than 1,000 — and sure enough, the pounds melt away. But when you eat so few calories, you train your metabolism to slow down. Once the diet is over, you have a body that burns calories more slowly — and you gain weight.