This is an old article back in 2009 but it states that for some people "crash diets" can be good. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_a ... 415198.ece
"if you’re addicted to overeating, it can be easier dramatically to cut out all your favorites, rather than learn moderation, which is perhaps why meal-replacement diets have been found to be one of the most successful ways to lose weight"
Just wanted to share and again if you want to please join the Pound for Pound challenge. Posted in a previous post.