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The Mediterranean Diet - Somerset Maugham said that “To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day”. “To live anywhere in the world you should eat at least three times a day” is probably close to the truth as well. What people eat and drink in countries close to the Mediterranean Sea is called the Mediterranean Diet. To compare this Mediterranean Diet to a typical Diet from the south of Benin, it would be correct to say that the Benin Diet is equivalent to the Mediterranean Diet because although the nutritional values are lower in the Beninois diet, it is cheaper and easier to find than the Mediterranean diet in the southern region of Benin....   [tags: health, mediterranean diet]
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The American Diet - The typical American diet has become a very controversial and touchy topic that can easily offend some people. Many people from different walks of life all have the same problem in the U.S., their growing waistline. Does fault lie with the nations culture or is the fault our own. Many foods commonly eaten in the U.S. are considered fatty or unhealthy yet many Americans eat them anyway though the information and facts are clearly labeled on the packages of the food we consume. Are there any religious reasons behind our terrible diet choices....   [tags: Health, Nutrition, Diet, Lifestyle]
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The American Diet - Have you noticed that around every corner is some kind of snack or soft-drink vending machine. When you walk outside there is most likely some kind of fast food restaurant or convenience store within walking distance that offers food and drinks on demand with little to no wait. Living in a fast paced world, these fast and easily accessible foods have become something many rely on. Yes, with all of our technical and cultural advances in America we have surely come a long way in these past few decades....   [tags: Health, Nutrition, Diet, Lifestyle]
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The American Diet - The state of the American Health in the U.S has become an increasing concern of many Americans. An article entitled “11 Facts about American Eating Habits,” addresses the state of food in the U.S by stating, “Healthiness of the food we eat decreases by 1.7 percent for every hour that passes in the day.” Experts and scientists in the U.S has raised questions about regarding the different ways food is now being produced. While individuals are usually not aware of the ingredients that food contains, many people continue to have unhealthy eating habits....   [tags: Eating Habits, Health, Diet]
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Diet and Nutrition for Ankylosing Spondylitis - Healthy eating is an important part in taking control not only of your health but also your life. One must be aware that whatever food you're taking inside your body can either improve or aggravate your overall health. For those suffering Ankylosing Spondylitis, having a healthy diet can help immensely not only in relieving the symptoms such as pain and stiffness but also slowing the progression of the disease. Ankylosing Spondylitis is a type of chronic arthritis that affects parts of the spine, including muscles, ligaments and bones....   [tags: diet, arthritis, nutrition, healthy] 638 words
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Diet and Nutrition on the World - REFLECTION Diet and nutrition have a way of affecting health in a variety of ways. It also has a way of affecting the life one leads. At the start of the semester, it was a preconceived idea that people across the country had, for the most part, enough food to live to sustainable life. This notion has since been set by the way side as it has changed drastically. It has come to my attention that many people across the United States (and even countries worldwide for that matter) do not have enough food to live on daily....   [tags: supplements, food, hunger, diet] 1341 words
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The American Diet - "We have the best raw materials in the world, both quantitatively and qualitatively, but most of them are ruined in the process of preparing them for the table." stated H.L. Mencken in reference to America and our usage of food (Mitzewich). Food is a necessity for life and survival, however, with the structure of the American diet, the food we eat is assisting us into our [early] graves. Americans are highly unaware of what they are stuffing down their throats and even less unaware of the generational effects....   [tags: American Diet, Processed Food, Fast Food Indusrty]
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South Beach Diet - History of South Beach Diet The South Beach Diet is a diet plan designed by cardiologist Arthur Agatston and dietician Marie Almon. In 1995, Dr. Agatston developed a diet to prevent heart disease for his cardiac and diabetes patients. According to the South Beach Diet website, Agatstaion knew that a low-fat diet would reduce cholesterol and prevent heart disease, but patients had a hard time sticking to the diet. Agatson wanted to find out the reason why his patients had a hard time sticking to the low-fat diet....   [tags: Health, Diet] 1531 words
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Description of Birth of Our Modern Diet - For some, it might be hard to imagine how the Paleolithic diet was able to thrive millions of years ago in comparison to our diet of processed foods today. Our modern diet was created in response to changes in the biological trends over time as well as the innovations in culture. We can examine these changes by studying the human evolution through a biological perspective, while observing the changes in culture through an archaeological perspective. Often we can look at the evolution of humans and their trends to answer questions about living humans today....   [tags: diet, nutrition, healthy food] 535 words
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The Ketogenic Diet and How It Helps with Epilepsy - “Let thy food by thy medicine, and let thy medicine be thy food.” In a time when medical treatment is heavily dominated by prescription drugs that kill over 100,000 people each year, perhaps it is time that we take some advice from Hippocrates, who understood the medicinal power of food. One of the most well-known dietary treatment plans is the Ketogenic diet, which has been implemented to treat children and adolescents with intractable Epilepsy for nearly a century. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by recurring, unprovoked seizures....   [tags: brain, medicinal, food, diet] 804 words
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Comparing and Contrasting Bulletproof/Paleo to an Omnivore’s Diet - Recently my brother started a modified Paleo diet. The Paleolithic diet claims to be based on the eating habits of Paleolithic humans during the Paleolithic era. For his own nutritional needs he has chosen to combine the Paleo diet and parts of the bulletproof diet created by Dr. David Perlmutter. He has been talking about how great his diet is and that he’s never felt better. My older sister Mar-y-sol argues that while the Paleo diet has some good ideas such as reducing the amount of processed wheat we consume (because the modern diet has far too much processed wheat) it is an out of balance diet and that it goes to the extreme....   [tags: healthy diet, nutrition, paleo diet] 767 words
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Homemade Raw Diet for Pets - There is an abundance of facts and opinions buzzing around the internet about the health benefits of a homemade raw diet for pets versus feeding dry kibble. It is implied that many studies have been done for dry kibble and canned food, but a lack thereof when it comes to studies for homemade and raw diets. However, homemade and raw diets are becoming more popular today because of the fact people are becoming more aware of the dangers that commercial pet food can bring upon their pets. Low quality commercial pet food can lead to health problems, yet an improperly balanced homemade diet can be just as detrimental....   [tags: canned food, dry kibble, animal diet]
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Nutrition Analysis of my Diet Journal - In my Diet Journal, I recorded all the food I ate over the weekend with the best accuracy I could attempt to do. But one of the factors that made my food diary inaccurate was that I couldn’t find every detail and percentage of fat, carbohydrates, and proteins in everything I ate. Also, all of the amounts and servings were approximations, not exact amounts. I was able to record everything I ate, but accuracy may have been affected by estimations and sources. The calorie intake I had over the three day period ranged from 1900-2500 calories....   [tags: Nutrition, diet, journals,] 524 words
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The Zone Diet Versus the Atkins Diet - The Zone and Atkins diets aim to achieve lower levels of insulin in the bloodstream. The Zone diet reduces carbohydrates by structuring calorie intake to a 40% carbohydrate, 30% protein, 30% fat ratio. The ratio decreases the amount of carbohydrates consumed, inturn lowering overall insulin levels. The Atkins diet also lowers insulin levels by lowering the quantity of carbohydrates ingested. This four phase diet begins with extreme limitation and gradually allows small amounts of carbohydrates....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 911 words
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Popular Diet Plans - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2013), in 2009-2010, 69.2% of Americans over the age of twenty were considered to be overweight or obese. That is a staggering number, but there are an abundance of diet plans on the market today to help lower that percentage. Some of the most popular diet plans are Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, Jenny Craig, and My Fitness Pal. The problem lies in deciding which plan is the right one, and the only way to make that decision is by weighing each of the plans many pros and cons against the others....   [tags: obesity, diet, Weight Watchers, fitness]
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The Atkins Diet: A True Diet Revolution -      In a society where ones’ pants size measures their self worth, it is no wonder why fad diets, have taken over in the struggle to lose weight. Over the past few decades, Hollywood has painted an unattainable image of the perfect body. Although many celebrities' physical appearance may appear healthy, the measures taken to obtain their body shape can cause numerous health risks. It seems as though, every time people turn on their television, or flip through a magazine, there is a new diet claiming to “melt away” the pounds....   [tags: Low Carb Diet Program and Weight Loss Plan]
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The Unsearchable Quest to Find a Diet That Is Just Right - Food plays a different role for all different types of human beings. Everyone's metabolism is different. This is the underlying reason behind why there is no specific diet that works best for everyone. As a result, our only hope as humans is to define the proper diet for ourselves as our own diet. It is a lifelong learning process, as it can only be accomplished through experience, by trial and error. For example, many people work best through a low fat diet. Other people work best through a diet high in fat....   [tags: food, metabolism, diet]
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Which Diet is Really the Key to a Healthy Life? - Which Diet is Really the Key to a Healthy Life. Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma and T. Campbell’s, The China Study provide strong criticisms of how most Americans grow and consume their food. Pollan argues that the mechanization of the American industrial food system harms consumers, while Campbell believes that a whole food plant based diet is the key to a healthy life. Both diets have room for improvement, but Pollan’s conclusions are stronger and more scientifically supported. Pollan wants people to be more aware of where there food comes from and to choose to eat foods that have more of an ethical appeal....   [tags: food, plant-based diet] 1506 words
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To Diet or Not to Diet? - ... Dansinger says that writing down what you eat and how you felt about it is an important tool in weight loss. Cutting calories is probably one of the most debated topics when it comes to tips in dieting. To put the topic of calories into perspective, 3500 calories is equal to one pound. Therefore, by creating a 500 calorie deficit to someone's current diet could result in losing one pound in one week. However, the human body needs 1500 to 3000 calories to simply function depending on the person....   [tags: health, exercise, metabolism] 1447 words
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Sports Nutrition: The Study and Practice of Nutrition and Diet - ... The healthier you eat leads to a good intense training program which eventually leads to your ultimate goal which is increasing sports performance to your full potential. Athletes who constantly workout know they need energy to be able to train hard without slacking. “Calories are potential energy to be used by muscles, tissues, and organs to fuel the task at hand” (Skolnik 5). Our bodies first digest and absorb the nutrients from food then prepare it for energy we need and use during athletic training....   [tags: athletic performance, well-balanced diet ] 1218 words
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The Importance of Diet and Nutrition - The Importance of Diet and Nutrition A child's diet and nutrition is a growing concern. Parenting is one of the most difficult jobs in the world, and often times parents struggle just to get their children to eat. Most parents assume that as long as their children eat something, it is fine to let them eat what they want. The wrong approach to food can give children mixed messages about proper nutrition and lead to serious problems later. Parents are solely responsible for children's poor eating habits....   [tags: Health Nutrition Pyramid Diet]
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Proper Nutrition and the Atkins Diet - Introduction Nutrition plays a very important role in our lives, it could help to extend or decrease our life span as well as define our degree of livelihood as we progress into old age. With our potential to live longer than ever before comes the urgent need to monitor and adjust the amounts, the types of food and supplements that we ingest into our bodies. Proper nutrition in our early years will not only lead to a learned commitment but will also lead to a lifetime habit toward a healthy extended life....   [tags: Health, Atkins Diet Essays]
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Safety and Effectiveness of the Atkins Diet -         Whenever someone is deciding on what diet to go on, they consider whether it will keep the weight off in the end and what the pros and cons are compared to other diets. Atkins has been a growing trend in weight lost ever since Dr. Atkins came out with his best selling book Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution. Through the examination of three different studies, researchers were able to determine whether the Atkins diet will keep weight off compared to calorie and fat reduced diets, as well as how this diet works....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 1310 words
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The Benefits of the Atkins Diet - The Benefits of the Atkins Diet The Atkins diet has been attacked in recent years and been accused of being a fad diet that does not successfully cause weight loss and is the causes of health problems. The most criticized area of the Atkins diet is the seemingly unlimited amount of fat and meat that is allowed within the diet. This unconventional method of weight loss is the center of the animosity towards the Atkins diet. Though this diet may not be the best method of weight loss for all dieters, it is beneficial and extremely efficient for others....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 841 words
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Analysis of the Western Diet and Michael Pollan´s Point of View on the Subject - ... Grocery stores are full of labels and choices that jump out at the consumer. Food labels are deemed the most important component of the boxed scientifically engineered fare. Big food companies’ pay extra to have their products placed in plain view of the public often times influencing the take home ratio. Cuisine nowadays is only deemed healthy after which point a study concludes that it is healthy for consumption, which begs the question why fresh produce does not come with a health claim. It is because there is no need to claim a bunch Cauliflower has the health attributes that a bunch of cauliflower has....   [tags: Journalist, Food, Diet] 1026 words
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Harmful Effects of the Ornish Diet - Harmful Effects of the Ornish Diet The Ornish diet, a meal plan that emphasizes the consumption of carbohydrates over fats, is an unsafe plan despite its claims to being a safe and effective way to prevent heart disease1 – a claim only a balanced diet can make. Because the Ornish diet cuts out a large number of foods from a person’s meal, many beneficial nutrients are missing that would normally be in a balanced diet. In addition, recent studies have found that diets containing a larger than recommended amount of carbohydrates may actually increase a person’s chances of developing intestinal and breast cancers2....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 992 words
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The Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet - The Advantages of a Vegetarian Diet Having a healthy dietary method can reduce the chances of receiving many health diseases. These health diseases include obesity, heart disease, and cancer. By consuming certain foods and nutrients in one’s diet the risk factors for these health diseases can be reduced. A healthy dietary method that is beneficial to reducing and/or improving these health diseases is the vegetarian diet. The vegetarian diet follows a dietary pattern that is characterized by the consumption of plant-like foods and the avoidance of flesh foods (meat, poultry, and fish)....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 899 words
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Negative Effects of the Atkins Diet - Negative Effects of the Atkins Diet Countless Americans have been purchasing products about the Atkins Diet without being aware of its side effects. Common arguments about the Atkins diet is it greatly affects a persons health, one major disease that the Atkins diet has been blamed of is heart disease as well as heart attacks. Organizations such as the American Heart Association and the American Dietetic Association have been criticizing the Atkins Diet on its unhealthy way of losing weight....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays]
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Controversy Over the Atkins Diet - Controversy Over the Atkins Diet After much research on the Atkins diet, I have come to the conclusion that, although the Atkins diet has its positive aspects, there are far more negative aspects to this diet. The Atkins diet stresses that people reduce their carbohydrate consumption and increase protein and fat consumption, which in turn can potentially lead to many physical problems for people following this diet. Some people are not fully aware of all the potential risks that come a long with following a diet such as the Atkins diet, such as problems stemming from the production of ketones....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 1156 words
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The Importance of a Calcium Rich Diet - The Importance of a Calcium Rich Diet      Calcium is essential to normal functioning in a healthy individual; this only leaves the question of where to get it. There are many sources available to meet daily requirements, two of which are dairy products and supplemental vitamins. Both of these options have qualities that make them appealing, so choosing might be difficult or even come to a middle ground. Some of the considerations to be made are: what calcium is, the types of calcium in each source, how much should be ingested daily, the body’s ability to absorb and tolerate calcium from the chosen source, and the interactions that might occur with other medicines and required daily nutri...   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 1309 words
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How the Atkins Diet Works - How the Atkins Diet Works         Dr. Atkins has been at the center of the recent controversy over how to cure America’s obesity problem. America’s desire for a quick fix has caused the introduction of fad diets that claim to work quickly. The Atkins Diet has been deemed one of these fads because of its radical ideas and its straying from the norm of low fat diets. Dr Atkins encourages consumption of foods high in protein and fat while minimizing intake of foods that are high in simple carbohydrates including sugars and breads....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 417 words
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Attkins: Hoax or Legitimate Diet? - Attkins: Hoax or Legitimate Diet?    I will confess I had dismissed Atkins as a total hoax, especially when my mom’s fifty-three-year-old friend developed serious osteoporosis, after a few years on the diet. Now, having researched the Atkins diet, I've learned there is a lot that's positive about Atkins' approach. Still, I'm convinced there are better ways to get the benefits of Atkins without its downsides. As you're undoubtedly aware, Dr. Atkins' basic premise is that we've all been eating too many carbohydrates, especially refined white flour and sugar....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 872 words
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Understanding the Atkins Diet - Understanding the Atkins Diet                The Atkins diet is strictly regimented with a carbohydrate controlled and protein abundant regime. It is because of the promotion of protein consumption that the Atkins diet represents significant health risks. The diet requires strict adherence to a protein rich plan in order to achieve the desired results. The potential health problems resulting from this diet could be seveer simply because too much protein raises saturated fat levels. Such levels can lead to heart disease, osteoporosis, or kidney disease....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 996 words
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Analysing the Nutritional Value of the Atkins Diet - Analysing the Nutritional Value of the Atkins Diet There are many different groups who would contribute to the creation of diet campaigns. Each with their obvious agendas in mind, the primary focus of any organization is making profit on sales. Every organization will try to do anything in their power to sell their product, whether the diet product works or not is a secondary concern. Marketing is everything in business and if a company can get a catchy jingle or a flashy advertisement then they are rewarded with sales and high revenue....   [tags: Health Nutrition Pyramid Diet] 891 words
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The Carb-Cutting Atkins Diet - The Carb-Cutting Atkins Diet America is getting fatter. Recent statistics have shown large leaps in percentage the overweight in our country. As the obesity epidemic continues to grow, companies and nutritionists around the country work at a fanatical pace to develop new techniques which they claim can help prevent the emergence of an overweight America. Often, these techniques include diets – ranging from the highly sensible to the highly controversial. One such meal plan, which has recently been in the center stage of the media, is the carb-cutting Atkins Diet....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 972 words
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Healthy Diet and Regular Exercise can Improve your Physical Fitness - A fit, healthy lifestyle can improve your quality of life. In addition to looking and feeling better, getting fit can help you maintain a healthy weight, prevent injuries, boost your mental wellness, and reduce your risk of serious diseases, such as osteoporosis, certain cancers, and high blood pressure. In addition to eating healthy, getting fit requires regular exercise. This doesn't have to mean living in the gym and doing hours upon hours of exercise. With some clever scheduling, exercise can become part of your regular routine....   [tags: fit lifestyle, healthy diet, workout]
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Weight Loss and a Well Balanced Diet - Weight Loss and a Well Balanced Diet When choosing a diet, more than just weight loss should be considered. In addition, other health factors should be looked at as well. The Atkins diet, being a low carbohydrate diet, does not take into account factors other than weight loss and puts participating subjects at risk for long and short-term health problems. In contrast, the most healthy and effective way of losing weight is to reduce fat and simple carbohydrate intake. Instead, a healthful diet should consist of complex carbohydrates, and good proteins, to include fruits, whole grains, vegetables, and legumes....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 796 words
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Health Benefits of the South Beach Diet - Health Benefits of the South Beach Diet By promoting only healthy foods and in limited amounts, the South Beach diet proves to be an effective and safe path to weight loss. South Beach permits foods which are high in fiber and low in saturated fat such as whole grain rice, salmon and nuts. The diet does not exclude any particular class of food, fats or carbohydrates for example, but insists that foods high in cholesterol, such as bacon, be avoided. Yet, this is not the only restriction of the diet....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays]
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Good and Bad Aspects of the Atkins Diet - Good and Bad Aspects of the Atkins Diet               The notorious and renowned Atkins diet has Americans and the rest of the world believing that if they simply "eliminate carbs" from their everyday food regimen, they will find the "fountain of fit". This idea among many others has come to be just another one of today's "fad dieting" techniques. The population doesn't seem to know or to even care if the plan will keep them fit for life, or if it will just be a quick fix to a nagging weight problem....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 569 words
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How to Prepare to Eat a Paleo Diet:The Best Way to Be Healthy - ... The basic food in the Paleo diet includes eggs, shellfish, meat and fish. One can have the basic protein requirements form these items. For other requirements one can have vegetables, edible roots, berries, nuts and fruits. The vegetables and fruits will meet one's basic need of vitamins and iron. The nuts offer healthy calorie that is great for facial fat. Hence, with weight loss one would not have to worry about the wrinkles on the face. The Paleo diet is the most right biologic diet for humans....   [tags: nurtition, health, weight, gain, diet, exercise] 614 words
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The Atkins Diet: Low-Carb Mania - The Atkins Diet: Low-Carb Mania         Dr. Robert Atkins ignited the dieting world when he introduced the word “low carb mania,” which is now known as the Atkins diet. The diet claims that you can lose weight on a high fat, high protein diet. The program works on four main principles which are to limit the amount of consumption of simple carbohydrates, increase the intake of protein, to exercise on a daily basis, and to maintain proper food consumption. The new diet revolution has stirred up a controversial debate on whether the higher fat, lower carb diet is healthy in the long run for diet consumers....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 441 words
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The Paleo Diet: The Caveman Diet - ... Then while doing research during his time as a professor at Colorado State University he read “Paleolithic Nutrition” by Dr. Boyd Eaton and became increasingly interested. He contacted Dr. Eaton and the two ”hit if off” and began sharing ideas. From there Dr. Cordain began the road we know with his many published works. Dr. Cordain is an accomplished scientist with may awards and recognitions, the most recent being, “The American College for Advancement in Medicine’s annual “Denham Harmon Lecture,” May 2004....   [tags: high protein, carbohydrates fruits & vegetables]
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Dexfenfluramine (REDUX) - The Dark Side of Diet Pills - Dexfenfluramine (REDUX) - The Dark Side of Diet Pills One of the biggest goals Americans today set for themselves is to lose weight. It is a quest which many seek out and never reach. The twentieth century has brought about many changes in the world, but it has also brought about many self image problems. With waif-thin models walking the runway, and anorexic fourteen year olds as our role models it is not a wonder. Many young and older women are feeling threatened to fit this particular image....   [tags: Diet Pills Dexfenfluramine Essays]
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The Atkins Diet Versus Low-Fat Diets - The Atkins Diet Versus Low-Fat Diets         The Atkins diet and the USDA recommended low-fat diet seem to be on the opposite sides of the diet spectrum. These two diets have many differences and no apparent similarities, other than the goal of losing weight. These differences include the results of the diets, possible side effects, and the theories behind the diets. The Atkins diet recommends reducing carbohydrate intake in order to lose weight. Conversely, the low-fat diet recommends reducing caloric intake to lose weight; especially the calories from fat....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 908 words
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The Safety and Long-term Effectiveness of the Atkins Diet - Low-carbohydrate diets, such as the Atkins diet, may not be the best choice for weight loss due to long-term ineffectiveness, potentially negative side effects and a lack of long-term research. Ever since the recent popularization of the Atkins diet researchers have been trying to prove Dr. Atkins’ claims and determine whether or not the diet is safe. The current body of research available on dieting supports a diet low in fat and high in complex carbohydrates with an emphasis on calorie reduction....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays]
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Diet Pills - Every day people are becoming more and more concerned with their health and their appearance. Thanks to scientific research there are many remedies to improve the human body. As far as weight loss there is exercise, diets, pills, and different surgical procedures. Diet pills have become a very popular supplement to assist in weight loss, but with diet pills come many questions; are they safe, do they really work, and mainly if they are a good product or not. In order to know whether or not something a quality product, is to know how it works....   [tags: Diet Health Weight Loss Drugs Essays Papers] 1195 words
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South Beach Diet: The Healthy Low Carb Alternative - South Beach Diet: The Healthy Low Carb Alternative The South Beach Diet is a healthy alternative for promoting a healthy heart and lifestyle and for losing weight. Though often referred to as a low carbohydrate diet, South Beach does not endorse eating the unlimited fats and proteins that have become a signature criticism of the low carb diets. Instead, the diet was created with the intention of improving people’s cardiovascular health while also helping them to lose weight. The general concerns voiced about low carbohydrate diets do not apply to the South Beach Diet....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 880 words
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Comparing the South Beach Diet and Food Pyramid Recommendations - Comparing the South Beach Diet and Food Pyramid Recommendations       Recently, new ideas for diet and weight loss, such as the South Beach low carbohydrate diet, have been replacing the previously chosen ideas, particularly, the Food Pyramid. Both eating patterns recommend consuming larger quantities of some food groups than others, although which groups varies between the diets. The former emphasis on diet and exercise is also beginning to shift with the new diet choices.         In previous years to lose weight a person was told to eat “healthier”, lower caloric intake, and exercise more....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 435 words
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Comparing the Restricted and Non-restricted Carbohydrate Diet - Comparing the Restricted and Non-restricted Carbohydrate Diet I compared the physiological, psychological, and physical responses in restricted-carbohydrate diets and non-restricted carbohydrate diets. These comparisons are found in various studies summarized into a comparison article written by Brian D. Butki, Jeffrey Baumstark, and Simon Driver called Effects of a Carbohydrate-Restricted Diet on Affective Responses to Acute Exercise Among Physically Active Participants. Throughout the studies compared in the article, subjects who participated as a restricted or low-carbohydrate dieter consumed meals with 20 grams of carbohydrates per day whereas subjects who participated as a non-restr...   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 1035 words
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The Cave Men Diet: Paleo Diet - ... This makes your body prone to life threatening conditions. The diet concentrates with giving the body more proteins and fewer carbohydrates. Concept behind paleo The diet plan concept is simple. The concept revolves around foods that are edible in their natural state. It states that food that is eaten in its natural state contains more minerals and vitamins than cooked food. Most minerals and vitamins are killed by heat. This also reduces intake of fats that we add when cooking foods. This diet plan is pattered by the way of life of or ancestors....   [tags: food, natural, meat, vegetable] 586 words
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Mediterranean Diet vs Ghanaian Diet - This research paper analyses the Ghanaian diet by comparing it to that of the Mediterranean diet in terms of the family or national economics, accessibility to the food and the nutritional value of the diets. Ghana is made up of ten regions and all these regions have distinct cultures and foods that represent them, also, these regions have certain foods that are common to them all. In this research, I am going to explain using three main reasons why the Mediterranean diet is superior to the Ghanaian diet....   [tags: economics, Ghana, nutritional value, food]
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Mediterranean Diet vs Ghanaian Diet - Mediterranean diet has been known to be the healthiest diet in world for the past years. Medical doctors and nutritionist recommend Mediterranean diets to their patients. This perception and attitude has led to the devaluation of other regional foods which upon further investigation may be if not more, equally healthy like the Mediterranean diet. An example of such situation is my regional diet- the Ghanaian diet. This article is therefore to prove that my regional diet is equally nutritious, accessible and even more economical than the Mediterranean diet using Greece as my target in the Mediterranean region....   [tags: compare contrast essays]
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The Macrobiotic Diet - Every year, the number of Americans going on a diet increases. Surveys performed by the federal government demonstrate how prevalent the desire for weight loss is in American society. One federal survey’s findings showed that 44 percent of women and 29 percent of men in America were trying to lose weight on a daily basis (The Science of Slimming ( Cover Story)). Recent figures revealed that 31 percent of Americans fall under the category of being obese, and 64 percent of Americans are overweight (The Science of Slimming ( Cover Story))....   [tags: Health Care ]
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The Ketogenic Diet - “Let thy food by thy medicine, and let thy medicine be thy food.” In a time when medical treatment is heavily dominated by prescription drugs that kill over 100,000 people each year, perhaps it is time that we take some advice from Hippocrates, who understood the medicinal power of food. One of the most well-known dietary treatment plans is the ketogenic diet, which has been implemented to treat children and adolescents with intractable Epilepsy for nearly a century. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by recurring, unprovoked seizures....   [tags: Mitochondrial Infection, Metabolic Stress]
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The hCG Diet - The hCG diet was designed nearly 50 years ago by a British physician whose belief that a hormone found in pregnant women would help people lose weight rapidly and reduce fat. This diet demands that a person’s caloric intake be no more than 500 calories a day along with a daily injection of hCG. hCG is also known as human chorionic gonadotropin. It is also available in pill form or drops. hCG has proven to be an acceptable diet program that millions of dieters have reaped benefits from. It can help a dieter lose up to a pound a day with some people losing even more, as well as keeping the weight off after returning to a normal lifestyle....   [tags: Nutrition] 1493 words
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The Western Diet - The Western Diet mainly consists of fried foods, refined grains, sugar, high carbohydrate and fats, and meats (3). It has been hypothesized that having a Western Diet increases one’s chances for developing depression. There has been a great deal of research into why the western diet increase’s one chance of having depression. A common sense reason maybe that the Western Diet consisted of large amounts carbohydrates, fats and sugars which promotes obesity and then causes depression (1). More scientific evidence suggest that having a improper diet like the Western Diet negatively affects peripheral and central dopamine, which are neurotransmitters (chemical which transmit signals across the sy...   [tags: Nutrition]
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The Paleo Diet - ... Of course, you will also be taught the basic principles of the diet to ensure that you would have a clear image not only of the kinds of foods that you can eat but also the kinds of exercises you can do. Since this diet does not require a rigorous change in your lifestyle, you are assured that you can adapt to it and it can easily change your body physically and your mind mentally. Athletes, Executives and the Paleo Diet This Ebook will also consist of some of the most valuable information you need to know about how athletes can benefit from this kind of diet....   [tags: paleolithic age, fish vegetables, nuts] 816 words
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The Atkins Diet - “The Atkins Diet,” a high protein, high fat, low-carbohydrate diet was introduced in 1972 by Dr. Robert C. Atkins, MD. Dr. Atkins believed that a diet high in sugar forced the pancreas to produce the hormone insulin, causing the body to store calories as fat. He believed that if we consumed fewer carbohydrates, then our bodies would produce less insulin. By doing so, our bodies would use stored fat for energy, resulting in weight loss. (1) “The Atkins Diet” consists of four phases. The first phase, referred to as the “Induction Phase,” lasts for a period of two weeks....   [tags: Health]
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The Mediterranean Diet - Somerset Maugham says that “To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day”. I think that to live well anywhere in the world you should eat at least three times a day. Some of you may have thought of a Mediterranean diet, but when I talked about eating, the first thing I thought about is my region’s diet. And if I have to compare those to other diets, I would say that a typical diet from the south of Benin is equivalent to the Mediterranean Diet because although the nutritional values are lower in the Beninois diet, it is cheaper and easier to find than the Mediterranean diet in the southern region of Benin....   [tags: Health, Food, Nutrition]
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The Atkins Diet - “The Atkins Diet” a high-protein, high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet was introduced in 1972 by Dr. Robert C. Atkins. Dr. Atkins believed that diets high in sugar cause the pancreas to produce the hormone insulin which then causes the body to store calories as fat. He then came up with the idea that if we consume fewer carbohydrates, then our bodies would produce less insulin and start using our stored fat for energy and the outcome would be weight loss. (1) “The Atkins Diet” has four phases....   [tags: Health]
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The American Diet - One of the most unhealthy diets in the world is that of an American. It is made up of processed foods and a good amount of television. America easily has the most fast food restaurants in the entire world. Leave it to McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King or any other fast-food restaurant to serve extremely cheap and even unhealthier food at any time during the day or night. ”It tastes good so why not?” That seems to be the question many people are asking now-a-days. Because it is so easily accessible and processed, it is made to be very tasty and extremely unhealthy....   [tags: health, unhealthy diets]
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The American Diet - Most Americans do not care enough to take a look at the nutritional values of the food that he or she is consuming. That is why America has the highest percentage of obesity in the world. This is a serious problem because one in every three adults is obese, and one in every six children is obese. There are many factors that go into the regular American diet, but most of those factors are not appealing nor is it healthy. Americans put way too much processed food into their daily diet. Some would say that other countries diets superior the American diet because of nutritional values that it carries....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Eating Habits]
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The American Diet - American Food, If You Try It You Need To Diet Every country eats food there is no question there but what makes the U.S. such an obese country that it has a stereotype of being large. The united states is a gold standard for countries all over the world to look up to and it is a center for world trade which makes it a very fast pace country where people do not seem to have time to eat a proper meal. The American diet is very different than those in other countries partially because of portion sizes, and it can be fixed in a way to increase the lifespan and the general health of American citizens....   [tags: United States, Obesity, Epidemic]
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The American Diet - We Are What We Eat: American Diet In comparison to other countries, the American diet remains undoubtedly too low in fiber, fruits, and vegetables, yet is entirely too high in calories, fats, added sugars, sodium, and grains. The array of healthy food choices available in America essentially supports ideal dietary health; however lacking proper nutritional knowledge while living a lifestyle full of time constraints prevents many Americans from maintaining a healthy diet. Learning to choose nutritious foods that accommodate individual eating preferences such as convenience and appeal is essential in fixing the American diet with increased longevity....   [tags: Health, Food Choices, Nutrition]
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Diet and Nutrition - A person eats to gain energy from food that allows our body to perform various functions that allows us to survive. The food that people take in will go through their digestive system that then allows them to harness the energy within food. That energy that is taken from the food is then sent, via the bloodstream, to all of the living cells. These cells then use this energy to perform their daily functions and tasks. We also eat food to help rebuild and repair damaged and old cells. Diets are particular foods that are eaten by a particular person or group....   [tags: lifestyle disease, daily intake, thermoregulation]
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The American Diet - The world’s dietary functionality differs from region to region, but a consensus remains constant; americans have an unfulfilling diet overall. In other countries the have their diet scheduled for three structured meals for each day, whereas americans eat whenever their minds tell them that they are hungry. The problem with the american way is when americans eat, they eat food that is filling to the brain but not to the stomach. Americans are always on the run, therefore there is not sufficient time to prepare a structured meals; instead americans rely on fast food....   [tags: Health, Eating Habits, Lifestyle]
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Comparing the Mediterranean Diet to the Central Region of Ghana Diet - “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” (Woolf, 1989) Basically we are nothing without food. Food is a universal element which binds many people together. Many will argue that it is one of the most important things in the world simply because the right foods when eaten contain a plethora of nutrients which keeps us alive. There are so many diets in the world depending on the country or region. When food is native to an area, it is considered their regional diet....   [tags: food choices and cutlure]
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Health Benefits of the Paleolithic Diet - Although the Paleolithic diet is commonly considered a fad, it is actually an improvement of the common modernized Western diet because it reveals health benefits, such as reduced levels of blood sugar, blood lipids, and blood pressure (Lindeberg 9). These improvements have the potential to reduce the risk of prevailing diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some types of cancers (Lindeberg 8). The arrival of agricultural farming and domesticated animals marked the end of the Paleolithic era of diet....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay]
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The Atkins Diet Can be Deadly - ... In the induction phase, the carbohydrate intake is reduced to twenty grams a day. The second phase is known as ongoing weight loss phase, which further requires subtracting five grams of carbohydrates from the diet. Phase three and four are maintenance phase that forces you to restrict carbohydrates for lifetime in order to ensure weight maintenance. Additionally, the program requires individuals to consume Atkins protein bars and protein shakes as a daily part of their lifestyle. The program costs around $400-$500 dollars per month depending upon kinds of products being purchased for the diet plan....   [tags: carbohydrates, nutrients, depression] 641 words
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Taking a Look at the Tapeworm Diet - ... People have been known to take drugs designed to reduce the lifespan of the tapeworm so that it is already dead when it is removed from the body. Although this diet can cause a person to quickly lose weight, it can also cause many unpleasant and deadly side effects. Unfortunately, many of the people who undertake such extreme measures for weight loss do not understand the potential risks involved. The most mild and minor of these side effects include stomach pain, weakness, headaches, nausea, diarrhoea, constipation and bloating....   [tags: weight loss methods] 840 words
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The Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet - The Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet There is more to vegetarianism than not eating meat. A vegetarian generally pays attention to their health, makes choices about their diet, and respects animals. There are no rules to being vegetarian; a vegetarian sets his or her own guidelines and restrictions. One chooses not to eat meat for many reasons; it may be because of religion, respect for animals, health, or sometimes a person simply does not like meat. Most people think that a meat/animal-product free diet is just a trend, but vegetarianism has been a growing movement ever since it began in 600 BC....   [tags: nutrition, health]
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Overview of the Atkins Diet - ... There have been many problems reported with this diet that includes heart disease, kidney failure and high cholesterol. Atkins diet includes all the attractive food and still works; as it shows its effect in weight loss, how does that happen. The reason behind it is simple; it cuts down the major intake of carbohydrates that causes our body to switch from burning carbohydrates that gives us energy to burning fats that causes to reduce weight. To understand the Atkins diet it is important to see if meets the basic characteristics of nutritious diet that includes adequacy, balance, calorie control, moderation and variety....   [tags: Weight Loss, Proteins] 1162 words
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The Dangers of a Vegetarian Diet - With the rising want for a healthier lifestyle, many people are turning towards meatless diets. Vegetarianism in particular is a popular diet used to achieve an increase in overall health. While this diet has many positive effects on an individual’s health, dangers arise when using this diet during nutritional need. In particular, a vegetarian diet without a nutritional plan during pregnancy, infancy, or childhood increases risks of many types of deficiencies leading to more serious health concerns. First, consider iron deficiency....   [tags: iron, vitamin, deficiency]
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The American Diet and Its Effects - The American Diet and Its Effects Today, we have many people suffering from various diseases, most of which are diet related. Basically, these complications are either as a result of increased intake of specific foods, or due to deficiency of some major nutritional components. What this means is that the health of human beings can only be assured by making sure the right foods and dietary compositions have been consumed (Swinburn & Waters, 2010). This approach can therefore make sure majority of diet-related diseases and complications will be addressed....   [tags: Nutrition]
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The Benefits and Drawbacks of a Vegetarian Diet - VEGETARIANS: THE QUEST FOR THE PROPER NUTRIENTS Vegetarians are a growing community in our nation. They are still, however, by and far, the minority in our countries eating habits. There are less than 10% in our nation. Given this minute number, most people are not completely acquainted with this diet. There are aspects that remain unclear. The general public wonders how anyone can survive on rabbit food. So what is unclear is then assumed. Vegetarians become defined as skinny and weak. Data, however, is increasingly growing covering the benefits or lack thereof on this subject....   [tags: Proper Nutrients, Health]
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Advocates of the Paleo Diet - As one of the newest, hottest diet trends to circulate around the United States, the Paleo Diet is essentially a high-protein, low-carb diet based on the speculated diets of our caveman ancestors. With its emphasis on poultry, lean meats, whole fruits and vegetables, as well as nuts but not grains, legumes, dairy, or anything refined or processed, the theory behind the diet is simple. As quoted by an online review by U.S. News & World Report: “if the cavemen didn’t eat it, you shouldn’t either.” Since our hunter-gatherer fore-bearers never had to eat the highly-processed, antibiotic-and-hormone-heavy food we eat today, they were much healthier, lived more active lives, and never suffered fro...   [tags: protein, cavemen, dairy ] 2981 words
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Health Effects of a Vegetarian Diet - Society has recently become increasingly obsessed with health and nutrition, as more and more individuals realize that they can dramatically change their quality of life by adjusting their diet and lifestyle. One such way that people have tried to pursue a healthier lifestyle, is by removing meat and other animal products from their diets, whether they become a strict vegetarian who eats no animal byproducts, or a lacto-ovo vegetarian who still eats eggs and dairy. As with any other lifestyle, research is always being done to see if the benefits outweigh the disadvantages, and so far, the results of vegetarian diets have been encouraging....   [tags: vegetebles, nutrition, cardiovascular health]
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The Benefits of a Gluten-Free Diet - ... This is a very serious disease, but no cure exists yet. Following a diet free of gluten can help with symptoms, and sometimes heal the intestines. There's no cure for celiac disease — but following a strict gluten-free diet can help manage symptoms and promote intestinal healing. Wheat allergy is another form of gluten intolerance. A wheat allergy “is a histamine response to wheat, much like a peanut allergy or hay fever. They manifest themselves in many ways, which can be quite different for different people....   [tags: intolerance, wheat, ADHD] 2005 words
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Malnutrition is Caused by an Unbalanced Diet - A balanced diet is when you eat a range of food and drinks from all the different groups but at the same time maintaining and taking care of what you eat. Especially staying away as much as possible from salt, trans fats etc. Malnutrition is caused by an unbalanced diet due to having too much or too little nutrients (PubMedHealth.com). Under nutrition is when the body isn’t given enough calories, due to the person’s diet, and because they don’t utilize the food properly as they should. Over nutrition, is when the person consumes a lot more proteins and calories then they should....   [tags: energy, body mass index]
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Diet and Weight Loss Trends - Now a days, many teens are trying to lose weight. Some of their attempts to lose weight are often unhealthy. One of the more popular methods of weight loss is dieting, or the regulated selection of foods, as for medical reasons or weight loss. A large number of teens are resorting to unhealthy weight loss behaviors. According to Neumark-Sztainer, Story, Hannan, Perry and Irving ( 2002), “more than 1/2 of girls and 1/3 of boys engage in unhealthy weight control behaviors for example, fasting, laxatives, skipping meals, or smoking to control appetite”....   [tags: Healthly Living]
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