Definition of crash diet in English:

crash diet

noun

  • A weight-loss diet undertaken on an urgent, short-term basis with the aim of achieving very rapid results.

    • ‘Going on crash diets isn't a long-term solution.’
    • ‘Men are also more likely to exercise to excess to work off a pub lunch than go on a crash diet.’
    • ‘Doctors are concerned that teenage girls resort to crash diets in an attempt to shed the extra fat that they need to bear children in future life.’
    • ‘It feels like an overlarge patchwork suit worn by a man who has gone on a crash diet.’
    • ‘Crash diets can deplete healthy muscle.’
    • ‘Some other types of unhealthy weight loss practices are excessive exercise and crash diets; one can also abuse laxatives to avoid gaining weight.’
    • ‘You may want to cut calories by 200-300 a day, but don't go on a crash diet, as many brides-to-be do.’
    • ‘There were no crash diets, no marathons, just a steady, realistic programme which anyone can follow.’
    • ‘I'm thinking we should all start crash diets.’
    • ‘Cabbage is certainly an excellent vegetable for speeding up a de-tox but the Cabbage Soup Diet is nothing more than a crash diet.’
    • ‘Stephens's strength had been sapped by a crash diet to produce the lean, mean Holmes that Wilder wanted.’
    • ‘If the big day looms and you're worried about carrying a few extra pounds, avoid crash diets.’
    • ‘Mild ketosis may be a feature of excessive morning sickness in pregnancy and crash diets.’
    • ‘No wonder the tabs report every month or two that she has gone on yet another crash diet.’
    • ‘Crash diets based on just one type of food, for example, are one form of irregularity.’
    • ‘Also before the second round, the obese volunteers had been put on a crash diet and lost weight.’
    • ‘Reports of her weight having dropped to 90 pounds raised suspicions about crash diets; it was later revealed that she was afflicted with anorexia nervosa.’
    • ‘It's a four-week eating plan designed to minimize the discomfort of building new habits and to avoid the torment of a crash diet.’
    • ‘But rebound pounds do tend to make you fatter when it comes to body composition, especially if you go on crash diets.’
    • ‘A gout attack can be triggered by illness, injury or prolonged stress, by unusual physical exertion, or by too much alcohol or crash dieting.’

verb

[NO OBJECT]
  • Embark on a crash diet.

    ‘some climbers crash-diet for three days before major ascents’
    • ‘The supermodel revealed: "The only time I crash diet is Christmas."’
    • ‘Crash dieting or starvation will only lead to weight gain down the line.’
    • ‘The coroner's report after her death concluded that Cass died of massive heart failure, brought on by obesity and the strains of crash dieting.’
    • ‘Your body has been through quite a lot and so you need to be thinking about your health as a priority, and not crash dieting.’
    • ‘One of the main causes of cellulite is crash dieting, which causes toxins to build up in the body.’
    • ‘A gout attack can be triggered by illness, injury or prolonged stress, by unusual physical exertion, or by too much alcohol or crash dieting.’
    • ‘Perhaps crash dieting factored in for the gal who dreamed she lost her fiance at the reception, then found him alone in a booth eating chicken wings.’