Gaby Vaca-Flores, a registered dietitian and founder of Glow+Greens in Santa Monica, California
says the fastest way to lose weight is by creating a consistent calorie deficit with balanced meals and physical activity.
Vaca-Flores says it's not a good idea to choose the most extreme diet to lose weight quickly
“A weight loss plateau may be around the corner due to your metabolism slowing down,” she says.
This slow-down, called metabolic adaptation or "starvation mode," happens when a crash diet tricks your body into thinking you're starving.
"The body needs energy – calories – to power basic biological functions, including digestion, breathing, and pumping blood,"