Both the males and females suffered from the boomerang effect of dieting, and gained, on average, two pounds more than the non-dieters. They then determined that the weight gain was due to the fact that when teens diet, they are restricting themselves. When a person cuts down on calories, it becomes very hard for them to control the cravings, desires, and the hunger. When they can no longer control themselves, ... ... middle of paper ... ...bsp;Overall, dieting can be very dangerous. It can lead to obesity, cause eating disorders, or be the source of nutrient deficiencies.
Dieting is the most prominent method used today in our society for losing weight, and many people from all over the world follow diet restrictions to lose weight. Although dieting does help one lose weight for a certain amount of time; he/she gain all the weight back and even more pounds afterward. In addition, dieting can have a variety of negative side effects such as, psychological effects which ultimately leads to eating disorders like anorexia, and physical effects. When people go on a diet, they start with a mindset that they need to eat less and less of food, in which by doing so, they are training their brain into thinking that they are full and do not need to eat food even though they are hungry. And because they have conditioned
“The nation’s obesity epidemic has become so bad that it has taken over tobacco as the leading cause of preventable diseases” (Gaffney). Health care costs linked to obesity and resulting conditions such as diabetes and heart disease are greater than those related to smoking and excessive drinking (Gaffney). A child between the ages two to nineteen with a body mass index above the ninety-fifth percentile for his/her age, height, and sex by today’s standards are obese (Singhal). This problem is a serious medical condition and can affect many children for years to come. Today in the United States, more than seventeen percent of all children are obese (Marcus).
David F. Williamson of The New England Journal of Medicine (1999) states that doctors need to encourage greater weight loss in obese patients due to the fact “…that obese people are twice as likely to die from any cause as ... ... middle of paper ... ... United States.” Journal of the American Medical Association 282 October 13, 1999: 1316. Arslanian, Sylvia A.; Danadien, Kapriel; Lewy, Vered. “Risk of Obesity in African- American Children: Nature or Nurture?” 48 Diabetes May 1999: 310. Barciulli, Elsabetta; Cabrias, Pierre Luigi; Di Bernardo, Milena; Manucci, Edoardo; Ricca, Valdo; Rotella, Carlo Maria; Travaglini, Rossana. “Quality of Life and Overweight: The obesity related well being (ORWELL 97) questionnaire.” Addictive Behaviors May-June 1999: 345.
Some may have find this vital while some are against this practice. According to the various studies ,one third to two thirds of dieters regain more weight than they lost on their diets, and these studies likely underestimate the extent to which dieting is counterproductive because of several methodological problems, all of which bias the studies toward showing successful weight loss maintenance. Thus, Dieting proved to be counterproductive because, it make people regain more weight instead of losing it, make people extremely weak and also badly effects the stomach. Leann Birch, Ph.D., head of Pennsylvania State University's human development department, asked 192 girls what they knew about dieting, and was surprised to learn that roughly half recognized its link to weight. (McCarthy 20).
Interestingly, some studies from Victoria show that practice diet increases the risk of getting anorexia (Anorexia risk of moderate dieting, 1999). It seems that, anorexia linked to the fad diets because people usually change there eating method from time to time. Secondly, people who do not eat in a healthy way and eliminate essential ingredients, which provide body with energy such as protein and carbohydrates, may cause the problems in their bones. Research by Dr. Henry C. Lukaski demonstrates that dieting in unhealthy way can cause losing of almost 3 percent of bone mass
Exercise would require one to head to the gym or spend money on sportswear while surgery would cost too much. In a world we live in where the prices of things seem to be rising each day, we choose to go on diets because they seem to be the ‘affordable’ way to lose weight. However, we need to take note that dieting can sometimes be ineffective. This is because it can affect us in certain ways – some physically, and... ... middle of paper ... ...frenzied way and may be characterised with certain actions that are similar to eating disorders, like avoiding meals or vomiting as a way of losing calories. Anorexia nervosa is a disorder in which a person starves in order to stay thin.
• Prevents Weight-Related Problems Fads diets deliver immediate results in weight management, which helps in preventing weight-related health issues. This helps in reducing the risks of hypertension, diabetes and heart diseases. Risks of Fad Diets Fad diet involves a restrictive diet that requires people to eat unusual food choices, therefore there some risks that are involved. These include: • Inadequate Nutritional Value One of the main effects of fad diets is the inability to meet the body’s nutritional requirements. In most cases, fad diets are unable to meet your body’s dietary needs as they typically designed to enable you to lose weight.
The Use of Diet Pills among Adolescent Girls Dieting is a common occurrence in our country, but dieting is most common among adolescent girls. Since millions of Americans try to lose weight every year, many of them turn to weight-loss pills for help (MFMER 2004). Dieting may place the risk of using unhealthy weight control behaviors such as diet pills (Eisenberg, Neumark-Sztainer, Story, & Perry 2004). A study by the CDC showed that 10.9 percent of adolescent girls use diet pills as their weight-loss strategy (Eisenberg, Neumark-Sztainer, Story, & Perry 2004). The study showed that 10.9 percent of adolescent girls use diet pills as their weight-loss strategy (Eisenberg, Neumark-Sztainer, Story, & Perry 2004).
K-pop idols are so thing that teenagers are always obsessed with dieting. Compared to the unrealistic body of K-pop idols, teenagers think they are fat or overweight so that they try to lose weight every day. Looking at their own body, they lose confidence because their body doesn’t look like an idol body. This can make them concentrate on making a nice body rather than studying. On the other hand, bullying at school is happing more often than before because lookism is getting serious in our society.