7 Silly Weight-Loss Myths Debunked By A Dietitian (2 of 3)

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Crash diets are good for quick results

Many believe that using a crash diet for a quick turnaround is okay to use in a pinch. But ultimately, there are long-term repercussions. Even contestants on the weight-loss show The Biggest Loser can attest that crash diets are a trap, as many of them have gained all the weight back or more since the show. This is because your body drops its metabolism, and will burn calories slower once you start eating regularly again.

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Gluten-free helps weight loss

There’s a new trend that claims going gluten-free can help you lose weight. But there is no solid proof that gluten is tied to weight fluctuation. Gluten substitutes can actually have more calories and processing, which would cause weight gain.