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- We all have sat down and made out our New Year Revolutions and most of them are to go on a diet. When it comes down to it one you stop doing it, it doesn’t work, or keep getting sick or many, many different reason why we quit dieting. Many Americans probably didn’t think about why they do a diet, the reason the doctors tell the certain person to go on a diet and it could be a chance that many American’s are bullying themselves or even other are bullying them into going on a diet. When a person is overweight it puts stress on the persons lungs, heart and skeleton because it can’t hold the weight form the fat....   [tags: Dieting Essays]

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- As we begin our journey into the twenty-first century, society has turned to the Internet to find out what is going on with the world. With society searching for all the answers on their computers, we may soon be finding solutions to what and how we should be eating. Often, the articles read may be misleading and do not cover both sides of the issue. In recent years, several dietary movements have arisen from the objection to the inhumane treatment of animals. Medical evidence has linked these diets to many health benefits and risks....   [tags: Vegan Health Food Diet Essays]

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Child Dieting and eating disorders

- Worried about her weight, Kristy swore off dessert and cut back on meal portions. As do many of us all the time. Eventually, she began skipping breakfast and was just nibbling at lunch and dinner. Within six months, she dropped 13 pounds. A weight-loss success story. Not at all. Kristy is only 10 years old. Her diet cost her 20 percent of her weight. Children such as Kristy, a 4th-grader, are at the forefront of a disturbing new trend affecting the health of U.S. children: dieting. Around the country, children as young as 6 are shedding pounds, afraid of being fat and increasingly being treated for eating disorders that threaten their health and growth....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Impact of Blood Sugar and Insulin on Dieting

- The Impact of Blood Sugar and Insulin on Dieting People, who support weight loss plans, believe that isolating the different causes of obesity and overweight will guarantee weight loss in a short amount of time. By isolating the different causes of weight gain, the supporters of the weight loss plans believe that losing weight will be made simpler for people, who would want to lose weight without devoting too much time for exercise and dieting. The causes of weight gain are determined by a person’s consumption of food and production of hormones....   [tags: exploratoty essay research paper]

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Dangers of Advertisments in Jean Kilbourne' Killing Us Softly

- In a brilliant update of the Killing Us Softly series, Jean Kilbourne explains the dangers of advertisements and how they objectify women. Advertisements intelligently portray women in a sexual and distorted way in order to attract the consumers’ attention. Media sets a standard on how young women view themselves and puts them at risk for developing an eating disorder. Kilbourne’s research has led her to educate those who have fallen victim to achieving the “ideal beauty” that has evolved in today’s society....   [tags: objectifying, media, dieting]

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Redux: A new Weight loss Medication

- Redux: A new Weight loss Medication History of Redux Dexfenfluramine is the first new anti-obesity drug to be approved by the FDA in 23 years. Although the drug was just recently recommended by an advisory panel for sale in the U.S. by a narrow 6 to 5 margin, it has been available in Europe for the past decade and it is sold in 65 countries ( It is being marketed under the name "Redux" and its purpose is to help people lose weight by suppressing appetite....   [tags: Dieting Health Essays]

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The Key Into Ketogenic Diets

- The Key Into Ketogenic Diets Come on now...we have all done it. You know the feeling. You are walking down an aisle in the supermarket craving “bad”. Instead of going for the Oreo cookies you feel are loaded with fat, you opt for the Snackwells Fat Free Devils Food Cake Cookies and feel like you are a saint for making the least harmful choice. You feel great...that is until you get home, open the package, eat one cookie, then two...then in a matter of minutes the whole box has been consumed....   [tags: Health Fat Weight Loss Dieting Essays]

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Low Fat Diets, Aerobic Exercise, and Weight Loss: How Does It All Fit?

- Low Fat Diets, Aerobic Exercise, and Weight Loss: How Does It All Fit. Introduction: These days it seems that almost everywhere in the media there are claims about the effectiveness of low fat diets and aerobic exercise on weight loss. From billboards, to magazines, to TV, everyone seems to know exactly how to lose weight by eating a low fat diet and /or by exercising on a regular basis. Sample menus and hypothetical exercise routines that are designed to help people lose weight consistently appear in the media, and most come with some type of guarantee that weight loss will follow the "correct and continued use" of the plan....   [tags: Dieting Eating Papers]

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Examining the Effectiveness of Starch Blockers On the Digestion of Carbohydrates

- Examining the Effectiveness of Starch Blockers On the Digestion of Carbohydrates 1. Introduction Starch Blockers are all the rage in the weight loss industry. Archangel Health Store proudly announces Dr. Marshall’s Phase 'oLean it's Product of the Month ( One patron claims that she lost 14 pounds in her first week of using starch blockers. Another declares, "Honey, from now on, you'll be seeing less of me." ( If these claims are accurate, then why is America's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) working to eliminate starch blockers from the market....   [tags: Dieting Health Nutrition Papers]

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Earning a Patch for Weightloss

- Earning a Patch for Weightloss While surfing the net in search of weight loss aids, one may soon come to the dermalife homepage. Here, along with various products for acne, bust firmness, and fat burning, the web site introduces the "NEW Derma Lifepatch" for losing weight. The active ingredient in this patch is taken from a brown alga called fucus vesiculosus or bladder wrack. The main ingredient used from fucus vesiculosus is iodine which stimulates the thyroid gland to speed up metabolism....   [tags: Dieting Health Essays]

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Ephedrine and its use in Weight Loss

- Ephedrine and its use in Weight Loss Throughout the late nineteenth century and into the new millennium, there has been a tremendous desire among women to lose weight. Women today will do anything to achieve their belief of the perfect figure. While the “Barbie” look was at one time looked upon as unhealthy, it is now considered expected. For some reason women feel the need to keep up with Hollywood and its stars....   [tags: Health Dieting Papers]

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Olestra: or WOE?

- Olestra: or WOE. Introduction Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a way the diet crazed society of America could get around eating fat, but still enjoy the savory taste that accompanies it. Well, miraculously, it is possible through a product called Olestra. This seemingly perfect product created by Proctor and Gamble was recently approved by the FDA for use as a substitute for fat in snack foods such as potato and corn chips. “Olestra is a zero calorie fat replacement intended to replace 100% of the fat used in the preparation of savory foods and snacks” (   [tags: Dieting Diet Fat Argumentative Persuasive Papers]

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Restraint, Weight Suppression, and Self-Report Reliability: How Much D

- In the analytical report entitled Restraint, Weight Suppression, and Self-Report Reliability: How Much Do You Really Weigh. By P.J. Morgan and D.B. Jeffrey, they look at the eating habits of people and categorize them as three types of people. Those categories are Dieting and Overeating group, Current Dieting, and Weight Suppression. The Dieting/Overeating group consists of "individuals who undergo repetitive cycles of dieting and overeating,"(Morgan, 1999). They have the appearance of a diet, but overeat every once in a while to make up for it and to fulfill food desires....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Do you know anyone who had lost a large amount of weight in an extremely short period of time but gained it all back again. If you do, that person probably resorted to extreme dieting techniques. Extreme dieting can be defined as restricting calories or fundamental food groups in an unhealthy way. With the number of obese people in America growing, it is no wonder that more and more people are starting to diet in unsafe manners. A huge problem that arises is when teens start restricting their food and essential nutrients, which can be very harmful to their still-developing body....   [tags: essays research papers]

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triggering an eating disorder

- * Triggers If people are vulnerable to eating disorders, sometimes all it takes to put the ball in motion is a trigger event that they do not know how to handle. A trigger could be something as seemingly innocuous as teasing or as devastating as rape or incest. Triggers often happen at times of transition, shock, or loss where increased demands are made on people who already are unsure of their ability to meet expectations. Such triggers might include puberty starting a new school, beginning a new job, death, divorce, marriage, family problems, breakup of an important relationship, critical comments from someone important, graduation into a chaotic, competitive world, and so forth....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Adolescent Girls

- This study examined the perceived role of three types of sociocultural agents (peers, parents, and media) in influencing body dissatisfaction and dietary restraint in adolescent girls. Participants were 577 grade 10 girls from six schools who completed questionnaires in class and had height and weight measured. Two path analyses resulted in a similar pattern. While current body size strongly predicted ideal body size and body dissatisfaction, perceived influence of multiple sociocultural agents regarding thinness also had a direct relationship with body ideal and dissatisfaction....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Group Paper

- Group Paper Anorexia is characterized by a significant weight loss resulting from excessive dieting. The strong desire to be thin and a fear of becoming obese motivate so many women and an increasing number of men, to begin dieting. Anorexics consider themselves to be fat, no matter what their actual weight is. Often anorexics do not recognize they are underweight and may still “feel fat” at 80 lbs. Anorexics who are close to death will reveille the parts of their body where they feel they need to loose weight....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Disorder Anorexia Nervosa

- The Disorder Anorexia Nervosa In this paper, we will be describing a crucial disorder that affects many teenagers. This disorder is Anorexia Nervosa, better known as Anorexia. Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by constant dieting, rapid weight loss and the feeling of being to fat during weight loss. Most anorexics are women and teenage girls, who see their self as being overweight even though they are deathly underweight. The term ¡§Anorexia Nervosa¡¨ means loss of appetite due to nerves, but the people with anorexia do not actually lose their appetite until the late stages of their starvation....   [tags: Papers]

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- The wellness wheel couldn’t have come at a better time because I’ve recently been trying to change my dieting and exercising habits, as well as the way in which I feel and look at myself. Knowing that my answers to some of these questions could be completely bias, I realize that the wellness wheel is how I look at myself in my perspective. Others could have different opinions about how I score myself. I found that I did very well on section eight, scoring a perfect twenty. Now, that is just how I felt at the time I took the test....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Anorexia Nervosa

- Anorexia nervosa is one of many types of eating disorders that is influenced by the media, dieting programs, low-carb and fat free foods, and by the obsession to be thin. These influences make the person insecure, tense, and narrow-minded. Anorexia nervosa is when a person demonstrates abnormal eating pattern and loses severe weight, usually fifteen percent of his or her body weight. It is also a complicated mixture of emotional, psychological, and physical changes, it is often referred to as “ the starvation sickness” or “the dieter’s disease” (Kirkpatrick)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Anorexia Nervosa

- dbodies. Whether it was the diet soda boom of the 80's, or the fact everyone has always been unhappy with his or her natural bodies; it just took me a while to comprehend. It always seemed like there were diets here, diets there; these drugs can do this, or these herbs can do that… "Stop the insanity!" This paper is going to discuss anorexia nervosa, an alarming disease that is usually developed during puberty of both boys and girls. Like bulimia, in which the subject binges and then disposes of ingested food by purging or use of laxatives, those suffering anorexia nervosa have an obsession with the amount of fat on her body (although one of every ten suffering this disease are...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Review of Stearns’ Fat History: Bodies and Beauty in the Modern West

- Wow, I mean, your sister, she’s so fat that when she wears a yellow raincoat, people shout out, “Taxi!” Your brother, gosh, he’s so fat that his driver’s license says, “Picture continued on the other side!” About your mother, well, she’s so fat that when she walks in front of the television, you miss out on three commercials. I’m tellin’ ya. Fat. Those humorous one-liners are just a few of the many out there. In the United States today, we are obviously obsessed with weight, but how did this cultural craze with heaviness start....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Judging a Woman by the Cover of Her Magazine

- Judging a Woman by the Cover of Her Magazine Should we judge a woman by the cover of her magazine. The immediate answer that springs to mind is a resounding NO, however, if given more thought; the answer could be very different. Many of us are guilty of jumping to conclusions and stereotyping. If we had to say who is the more intellectual from the choice of a reader of Cosmopolitan and a reader of the Financial Times, the vast majority of us would vote in favour of the Financial Times reader....   [tags: Papers]

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Healthy Dieting to Lose Weight: Ways to Shed Pounds Fast

- Healthy Dieting to Lose Weight: Ways to Shed Pounds Fast Are you trying hard to shed those extra pounds fast. Neither the rigorous exercise nor crash diet is going to help you. Our body only accepts slow changes when it comes to changing exercise or food habits. You can’t just presume that your body will instantly get accustomed to the new metabolism you are trying to influence. Today, we are going to talk about our secret to shed weight fast. This healthy dieting to lose weight will not include starvation or any type of rigorous exercises but by taking proper diet that will suit your body and get accustomed to it slowly but easily....   [tags: nutrients, exercise, energy]

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Weight Loss Methods to Try Before Surgery

- ... They contract, or shorten, by burning one’s food fuel which uses up oxygen, and the energy produces wastes and gives off heat. A person who exercises receives some benefits. Exercise tones and strengthens every organ and system of one’s body. It helps relax tensions, making the sleep sounder. It strengthens one’s self-control, increases one’s mental efficiency, and enhances one’s feeling of well-being. It also boosts insulin sensitivity. Insulin is a hormone that allows blood sugar to enter the body’s cells, where it’s stored or used as fuel....   [tags: exercise, dieting, bariatric]

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The Relationship Between Diet and Cancer

- The Relationship Between Diet and Cancer Today we know that too much of a certain type of foods can have harmful effects on our health and well-being and we are learning that diseases such as cancer are caused in part by our dietary choices. In the 1950's scientists discovered relationship between diet and coronary heart disease, the nations number one killer. In the last 15 year a link between cancer and diet has been discovered by scientists. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS), an organization of the nation's foremost scientists found evidence so persuasive that in their landmark report Diet, Nutrition and Cancer of 1982 they insisted Americans to begin changing their diets to r...   [tags: Cancer Dieting Health Essays]

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Eliminating Obesity and Autoimmune Disease

- Everyday it is possible to open up an issue of “Men’s Fitness” or “Muscle and Fitness” or “Modern Woman” or “TIME” or any magazine for that matter, and find the “new and/or improved” way to lose weight, improve the quality of life, or extend your years working towards the other two goals. Almost all of the methods prescribed can work; some are exercise and some are diet. For the most part though, achieving diet or exercise goals requires one to have great discipline. It has been proven, by each of these diet deveopers, that the diets they prescribe will work if the individual will just manage his caloric intake....   [tags: Health Weight Loss Dieting Diet Essays]

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- Anorexia The purpose for this paper is to inform myself more on eating disorders since its becoming such an important issue in our society. REVIEW: DIETING: Dieting is currently at epidemic proportions. According to Hobbs and Johnson’s(1996) study, by the age of 18, more than fifty percent of girls perceive themselves as being too fat, despite having a normal weight. Anorexia nervosa is estimated to occur in 0.2 to 1.3 percent of the population, with annual incidence of five to ten cases per 100,000 population....   [tags: Papers]

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The Dangers of Eating Disorders

- The Dangers of Eating Disorders How a person perceives their body is influenced by what it looks like to them and what it looks like to others. Our society teaches us through media and social pressure that body image is important. Feeling attractive is an important part of self worth and for many, feeling attractive means matching a certain ideal appearance. Most of us will never be able to look like this ideal, but the message we get is that we risk social failure if we do not try hard enough....   [tags: Papers]

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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]

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Drastic Dieting

- If you're entertaining the idea of eating 1000 calories a day, there are things to explore. Suppose, just for the moment, you are playing cards blindfolded. All kinds of things could happen. Your opponents could remove the good cards from the deck. When it came your turn to play, you could not see the cards. If you were playing for money, chances are, you'd go broke. How does a playing card scenario explain the 1000 calories a day plan. To subject your body to consuming this stingy amount of calories, you must eliminate many fuel foods (good cards)....   [tags: Consequences, Physical Transformation]

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Younger Generation Obsessed with Dieting

- According to statistics, 51% of 9 and 10 year-old girls feel better about themselves if they are on a diet, 46% of 9-11 year-olds are ‘sometimes’ or ‘very often’ on diets, and 82% of their families are ‘sometimes’ or ‘very often’ on diets. In addition, more than half of teenaged girls are, or think they should be, on diets. About three percent of these teens go too far, then becoming anorexic or bulimic. Dieting can come about because of the want to be skinny, and many choose to avoid food or skip meals....   [tags: weight, starving, anorexia]

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Dieting : A Body Needs A Healthy Intake

- Just as a car needs gasoline to make it run, a body needs a healthy intake of food to develop properly. I am sure you or someone you know has been on a diet. The question though is why. Diets are when people restrict the amount of food they consume. There are many different diets out there that are meant for people to reach their weight loss goals. Many overweight or obese individuals use dieting in combination with physical exercise to lose weight. A quick weight loss program might sound good at the time, but it is now time to discover the truth behind dieting....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Weight loss, Health]

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Distorted Body Image and Excessive Dieting: Anoerxia Nervosa

- According to the DSM-5, “Anorexia Nervosa is characterized by distorted body image and excessive dieting that leads to severe weight loss with a pathological fear of becoming fat”. It is a mental condition which affect’s one’s both physical and mental health. Anorexia Nervosa is a condition that causes an individual to starve themselves even if they are already underweight because they fear they will become overweight and have a distorted body image. It is more common than woman than men, especially woman that are age of 15-35....   [tags: eating disorders]

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A Critique of Zied’s “Dieting? Why you should Ditch Diet Soda”

- Obesity rates have skyrocketed. The majority of Americans would most likely express a desire to lose weight. People all over the country have resorted to drinking diet soda, because they believe that it is a healthier option than the full-calorie version of the popular beverage. In her article “Dieting. Why you should Ditch Diet Soda,” author Elisa Zied provides insight on the detriments that Diet Cola might actually cause to one’s health. She denies the popular belief that the beverage will help one to keep off the pounds, and provides a contradictory opinion of the fizzy drink....   [tags: obesity, calories, contradictions]

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Critique Of The Anova System On Nutrition, Dieting, And Healthy Eating Habits

- Critique The ANOVA system used in this study was a process of repeated measures analysis of variance. This study took place over three years. This study looked at literature to understand the consumers’ outlook on nutrition, dieting, and healthy eating habits. The three year study looked at thirty one key food items from fast food restaurants. Info provided The ANOVA provides information on items such as side items, small burgers, deluxe burgers, chicken sandwiches, the study also shows the behavior of customers how it have of changed....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Eating, Food]

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Young Women Suffering from Osteoporosis

- Young Women Suffering from Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a system bone disease, its characterized in decreasing of bone mass and destruction of bone fine structure so that increased rate of bone fragility, which make people facing the risk of fracture, even under the situation with a minor or no trauma wounds. Usually there is no special clinical manifestation before fracture, and incidence rate in women is more than men’s. The disease is common in post-menopausal women and the elderly women, but recent studies have shown that osteoporosis not only in those people, more and more young people suffering from osteoporosis....   [tags: bone, mass, dieting, sun]

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Eating Healthy Should Be Done Every Day

- Eating healthy should be done every day, or on a regular basis, it is also good for dieting. It is an important part of the body’s wellbeing. Balancing the amount of food intake with high calories can lower obesity of such. Healthy eating is an important thing in today’s society, but the main thing that is hindering a person from doing so is the fact that the stores are pack with food that have very high calories. In fact, eating healthy is not just following a strict set of dieting tricks, it is about what is being put in the body, and it is also about how much is being put into the body....   [tags: Nutrition, Dieting, Obesity, Health]

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How to Achieve a Healthy Life Style?

- ... Students typically do not prepare a nutritious breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Instead, they load up on quick and easy foods that are not good for their bodies. Meals are even skipped and this can mess with the body’s hormones, causing the student to function at a lower level. Foods such as fruits, vegetables, fish, nuts and seeds, and whole grains are known as “brain foods.” Theses natural foods result in a better functioning brain. There is a greater opportunity for students to succeed when their brains are performing at their highest levels....   [tags: clean dieting, nutrition, exercising]

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Hunger: An Unnatural History by Sharman Apt Russell

- Even though fasting is a controversial topic that has the whole world at odds with one another, Hunger: An Unnatural History by Sharman Apt Russell is informative and inspiring in that of the significance it has on the human race as well as the professional book reviews that help give insight into the problem of hunger. Everyday people in third world countries starve to death based on the fact that their countries simply don’t have enough resources or that their leaders only take office for their own personal gain instead of trying to actually help their country....   [tags: hunger, fasting, dieting]

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Diet Food For Weight Loss

- The majority of people want to know the best way to keep their body in a fine shape, but still enjoy all kinds of food. Some people find that fruits and vegetables are the most important kind of food for weight loss. Therefore, a person is required to eat fruits and vegetables that contain fewer calories with easier ways to burn weight. Water and exercise are other vital factors of losing weight. Though it may be hard, people have succeeded in the past with amazing results. There are many ways that people can apply for themselves to enable them to lose weight....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Health, Dieting]

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The Fire Protection Association 17 Cars Catch On Fire Every Hour

- Burn Baby Burn According to research done by the National Fire Protection Association 17 cars catch on fire every hour. This does not account for all over the world, but only in the United States (Ahrens). Cars require the correct fuel to function. Similarly, people need the proper fuel for their bodies. When they eat, their body uses the nutrients it pulls from the food, to fuel their body. Their body needs certain foods in order to function, Just like how a car needs certain kinds of fuel. Humans need to eat a healthy diet, in order to run in tip-top shape....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Health, Dieting]

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Obesity and the Set Point Theory

- Obesity is the most common problem in today’s society. There are many fad diets, and weight losing options out there that are temporary. In this essay, why diets fail and don’t necessarily lead to long term weight loss is discussed as well as the causes of Obesity and the Set Point Theory . A woman’s body image plays a big role in her self esteem. Around 50% of young women have reported to be dissatisfied with their bodies (Bearman, Presnell, and Martinez 2006). According to the NHS Information Centre, Obesity is a term used to refer to a condition where there is excess amounts of body fat and weight is more than what the height requires....   [tags: Health, Body Fat, Weight, Dieting]

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Living A Healthy Lifestyle By Eating Nutrient Filled Foods And Exercising A Couple Days A Week

- In general, I try to live a healthy lifestyle by eating nutrient-filled foods and exercising a couple days a week. A couple years ago noticed that I was putting on some weight. Not a lot, but enough to make me uncomfortable. I took a good look at my lifestyle and I found it to be filled with lots of processed take out foods and foods that didn’t contain any nutrient value whatsoever like soda. I felt sluggish, weak and not confident. It was then that I decided to take a hold of my life and start forming a healthy lifestyle now, before it became too out of hand....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Dieting, Weight loss]

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America Is The World 's Largest Nation

- America is the world’s largest least in pant size. People, over the years, have become more unhealthy weight wise than ever before in the past. Since 1980 the average weight of American citizens has skyrocketed (Taubes,Gary “As obesity rates rise, experts struggle to explain why.”). Children, adolescents, and adults have all fallen under the term obese as the number on the scale rises. 22.5% of America’s population is clinically obese; compared to the 1980s this is a drastic increase that seems to be stopping no time soon (Taubes,Gary)....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Weight loss, Dieting]

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The Three Types of Eating Disorders

- ... People with this disorder have a mentality that is controlled by the social media and their self-obsession for a perfect body. Bulimia on the other hand, has people developing the non-stop feeling to keep eating a lot of food all at once. People who suffer from Bulimia tend to keep the average weight of their body, but use a bad concept for keeping their weight at the same level. The large amounts of exercise and vomiting can be the main factors that helps keep the persons weight at a steady number, which can causes the disorder to be unnoticed....   [tags: anorexia, bulimia, binge, dieting, media]

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Weight Loss Of A Fat Diet

- Weight loss requires self discipline and motivation. The most significant step in your weight loss journey is to focus on reducing calories by eating small meals and sticking to a low fat diet. A low fat diet mostly consists of eating lean meats, fresh fruits and vegetables. It is best to avoid eating junk foods since they are unhealthy and will most likely cause you to gain more weight. According to experts, a low fat diet is very essential and you will find that you are able to lose weight quickly....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Dieting, Weight loss]

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Food : An Eater 's Manifesto By Pollan

- Many argue the importance of food and its nutritional value. Food Science has been a heavily debated topic for years. Today, this topic sparks even more controversy. In Michael Pollan’s book In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, Pollan shares several aspects of insight on different topics about health and how it should be approached. Pollan breaks down his overall beliefs and explanations from food nutrients to health risk factors. This book has allowed many readers and scientists to approach eating and health from different perspectives....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Dieting, Eating]

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Types Of Health Promotion Programs

- Health Promotion There are four different types of health promotion programs, but the focus of this teaching is based on lifestyle and behavior changes. It is important to allow individuals to take an active role in managing their health, which promotes ownership and puts the responsibility back on the individuals. The topic for my assessment was obesity; which is one of the leading causes of heart disease and metabolic syndrome. The teaching was conducted on ten African American Women ages twenty-two to forty most of which are currently taking medication for hypertension or diabetes....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Dieting, Eating]

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Correlation Between Obesity And The Sociological Factor

- Now moving onto the three different theoretical perspectives which previously stated are; sociology, psychology and physiology. We are going to see how each of these three perspectives investigate this issue whilst using valid research methods that support each of them. The first theory that will be talked about is Sociology. With a link between being obese and sociological factors, a journalist named Nick Crossley said one of the main reasons as to why the UK is becoming obese is because we are a “body conscious” nation, (Crossley, 2004:1)....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Dieting, Sociology]

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My Eating Habits At The United States Department Of Agriculture

- For the past seven days I have kept a detailed log of my daily diet, exercise, rest and safety. The week I logged wasn’t a normal week for me, as I worked five overnights in a row. I usually only work one or two days a week, but was needed for extra coverage so I thought working nights would be easy. Not realizing how much of a toll it would take on my body and emotional well-being. I could have easily done my assignment about another week but I feel I learned a lot about myself during this time....   [tags: Nutrition, Allergy, Dieting, Eating]

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Diet Diets, Like The, Master Cleanse Or The Dr. Oz Detox Diet

- Detox diets, like the “Master Cleanse” or the Dr. Oz detox diet, are far harder to wholly write off as effective or ineffective than other forms of fad diets, largely because the diets themselves, and what exactly they are meant to do, vary wildly. Harvard Health Publication The Dubious Practice of Detox says that “The detox programs now being promoted are largely do-it-yourself procedures aimed at eliminating alleged toxins that are held responsible for a variety of symptoms, including headache, bloating, joint pain, fatigue, and depression (Dubious).” There are many supposed ways to “detoxify” oneself, including Intestinal cleansing and nasal irrigation....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Obesity, Dieting]

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Obesity And Its Effects On Obesity

- This is an important topic because there are so many people today dealing with this very topic. One might say it has become a nation wide maybe even a global problem and needs to be identified and talked about because of its hold on the world as a whole. People dealing with weight problems and even obesity are sucked into weight loss programs because they seem easy and the least challenging option in a world that supports the consumption of fast food and processed garbage. We need to identify that the world we live in looks to make money and at the cheapest way possible....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Dieting, Health]

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The Diet Of Popular Fat Loss Programs

- Popular fat loss programs have worked its way into the industry as a well-known “quick fix” or in other words a FAD for consumers, because of its quick results that enhance numbers and stats, rather than its primary intent, the overall health of individuals. Now, why do we say it is unhealthy to choose a FAD diet when results are so frequently made. Well, FAD diets provide the body with an initial shock to the body, and as we all know the human body was intended to adapt accordingly to accommodate the needs of survivability....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Diets, Dieting]

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The Diet Of Counting Calories

- The portion diet is the most effective diet, especially compared to the other diets that many people have attempted. A lot of people have started the popular diet of counting calories. This diet has been proven to be ineffective. Wiatt explains that counting calories is not the best way to lose weight. As Wiatt tells her audience, “research shows that women routinely take in 20 percent more calories than they think they do…they underestimate what they eat by as many as 1,000 calories a day.” This research proves that counting calories doesn’t work because when you count calories you can mistakenly eat high calorie foods in your meal....   [tags: Nutrition, Eating, Dieting, Health]

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How Eating Healthy Can Save Your Life

- How Eating Healthy Can Save Your Life Eating healthy is important. There is a wide variety of reasons why, but I am going to inform you in the three main reasons such as disease prevention, weight management, and mood/cognition and energy. These reasons will make you second guess your eating habits and will help you improve a healthy lifestyle. First of all, because it helps prevent diseases. There are numerous diseases now a days, and most of them depend on your eating habits. A poor diet has been proven to cause disease such as diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer....   [tags: Nutrition, Eating, Food, Dieting]

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Obesity : Obesity And Obesity

- An enormous problem in the United States today is obesity. The number of people overweight has increased dramatically in the last three decades. A study done by the Centers for Disease Control showed that since 1980, “one third of our adult population has become overweight. America is the richest but also the fattest nation in the world, and our obese backsides are the butt of jokes in every other country (Klein 28). The eating habits of society have steadily become more harmful and have started to produce overweight children, over-indulgent adults, and a food industry set too much on satisfying our appetites....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Hypertension, Dieting]

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Is Eating Healthy Eating?

- “Healthy eating” means eating a variety of foods that gives you the nutrients you need to maintain your health, feeling good with your health conditions, and having enough energy throughout the day (Nordqvist). A poor diet can cause harm a person’s daily life activities. Research from Eating Healthy Might Prove Too Expensive for Poor ABC News shows, that the price of eating healthy foods may be expensive to a family who earns a low-income. So, eating fast foods may be more convenient for them knowing that the prices are way less....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Dieting, Health]

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Correlation Of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Supported Weight Loss And Self Esteem

- Correlation of cognitive behavioral therapy supported weight loss and self-esteem in adolescent females Overweight and obesity are presenting as major issue world-wide. Recent studies show that 1.0 billion adults are overweight and almost 500 million are obese (World Health Organization 2013). According to Department of Health Policy, obesity rates have doubled in adults and tripled in children and adolescent in the last twenty years. This statistic offers a brief glimpse into an ugly future, where the today’s overweight children grow up to be the tomorrow’s obese adults....   [tags: Obesity, Weight loss, Dieting, Psychology]

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The Connection Between Media And The Development Of Eating Disorder

- During an interview on ABC, well-known actress, Jennifer Lawrence said, “In Hollywood, I 'm obese. I 'm considered a fat actress. I eat like a caveman. I 'll be the only actress that doesn 't have anorexia rumors. I 'm never going to starve myself for a part. I 'm invincible. I don 't want little girls to be like "Oh, I want to look like Katniss, so I 'm going to skip dinner!" Do you know what the most disturbing part of this sentence is. It is that Jennifer Lawrence is not obese, she is not even remotely overweight, but of perfectly healthy weight....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Anorexia nervosa, Dieting]

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Obesity And Its Effects On Obesity

- Obesity is raging in the United States. America is the fattest country on this earth. It has become a major health concern. It is not only increasing at an alarming rate in adults, but also in children. The risk of obesity is serious; it can cause many problems in the body. In order to cut down on obesity, Americans need to be more aware of what they eat every day, make healthier choices, and get the proper amount of exercise and nutrition. In many cases obesity can be caused by bad eating habits, a traumatic experience, or an unhealthy childhood....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, United States, Dieting]

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Obesity As An Excess Of Body Fat

- A huge crisis in the United States today would be obesity. Obesity is best described as an excess of body fat. The number of people who are overweight has drastically increased in the last three decades. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one third of our population has become overweight since 1980. America may be the richest but is also the fattest nation in the world. Our obesity epidemic has become a huge joke in every other country (Klein 28). Societies eating habits have steadily become more harmful....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Dieting, Adipose tissue]

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A Research Study On Nutritional Habits

- PART ONE: READ over the case studies and CHOOSE ONE Case Study Two: You are working at a Boys and Girls club and one of the staff has requested that you work with a family who has come to them requesting assistance in improving their nutritional habits. The family is willing to meet with you for 30 minutes four separate occasions to meet with you when they come to pick up their daughter who is overweight. The family is on a limited income and parents are both working two jobs to try to make enough to live....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Obesity, Dieting]

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Eating Apne Six Best Diets For Sleep Apnea

- The 6 Major Diets for Sleep Apnea (Six Best Diets for Sleep Apnea) If you suffer with sleep apnea and are overweight, you are not alone. You’ve probably been told by one or more of your doctors that you’d be healthier if you lost weight. But, have any of them ever told you about a diet for sleep apnea patients, or better yet, about the 6 best diets for sleep apnea. No. Well, I will. Gary Foster, PhD, directs the Center for Obesity Research and Education at Philadelphia’s Temple University. Dr. Foster believes that weight loss on a sleep apnea diet helps to decrease symptoms for many sufferers,   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Low-carbohydrate diet, Dieting]

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I Am Overweight : My Exercise Level

- According to BMI estimation I’m overweight. My activity level according to my energy balance report is in a sedentary range which is not good for my health. Unless I do at least 30 minutes per day of intentional exercise, I’m considered in a sedentary level. My total kCals consumed is 8,641 and my total calorie expended (kCal burned) is 7,402 of the 72 hours recorded. My recommended caloric is 2,465. However, my average intake is 2,880 and the average amount of energy used by my body is 2,467. So out of the average intake and the average expenditure caloric I have 413 caloric that were stored as fat....   [tags: Obesity, Weight loss, Adipose tissue, Dieting]

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Children That Live An Unhealthy Lifestyle

- Children that live an unhealthy lifestyle are more prone to becoming obese later in life. Furthermore, the cause of children becoming more obese includes; children that do not participate in physical activity, children that eat lots of snacks, play video games or watch TV, and that do not eat a healthy balanced meal. In addition, the parent or guardian of the child also plays a role in whether the child becomes obese or not by “What” they offer the child to eat, and the type of environment the food is served in such as “When” and “Where” food is offered....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Dieting, Body mass index]

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Fda Approval Of The Vbloc Therapy System

- FDA Approval Approval of the VBLOC therapy system was very controversial. The FDA advisory panel voted yes on the device’s safety and benefits outweighing the risk, but no on the efficacy of the device. This is due to the fact that in a sham-controlled study, the Maestro VBLOC therapy system didn’t show a significant increase in weight loss compared to the sham. Although it still helped individuals lose more weight, it was not enough to meet the FDA’s super-superiority standard[12,15]. However, the Obesity Action Coalition aided EnteroMedics by bringing forth four subjects from the study....   [tags: Obesity, Bariatric surgery, Weight loss, Dieting]

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Super Size Me By Morgan Spurlock

- While the film Super Size Me by Morgan Spurlock replicates the eating habits of what he believes are “average” americans, Fat Head by Tom Naughton on the other hand dives in deeper into the physiology behind the ingestion of food and replicates a more believable eating habit of an average American. Both films try to teach people about nutrition and change issues about either the government or companies such as McDonald’s, however one film proves to be more accurate and honest out of the both films....   [tags: Nutrition, Super Size Me, Obesity, Dieting]

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Everybody wants to be thin

- Unfortunately, Americans today are obsessed with losing weight. Everybody wants to be thin. Everywhere I go, there’s someone counting calories, cutting "carbs", and running themselves to death on a treadmill. Dieting can be beneficial, when done properly and with discussion with a doctor. Sadly, some people fall into these bad habits when the desperation to lose weight has become tremendous. Everyone wants to lose way quickly and more importantly very easily. Therefore, any fad diet will become the new obsession of the fad dieter....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Resistance Training And Cardio Better Than Diet

- More than two-thirds of U.S adults are overweight or obese (Ogden et al, 806). Obesity is the result of living sedentary lifestyles. However, the question arises of what is the best way to prevent this type of lifestyle. Is resistance training and cardio better than diet. The answer lies in the many benefits exercise has over dieting. Every person, regardless of age and sex, needs exercise in order to be fully fit and healthy Exercise proves to be the most effective strategy for maintaining perfect health....   [tags: Physical exercise, Obesity, Muscle]

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Classification Essay -Three Types of Dieters

- A gloomy fact in American society remains that thousands of people search for the intangible dream of being thin. On any given day, one finds neighbors, friends, and relatives on some sort of diet. Dieters assume various disguises, but the noteworthy ones transpire, the "bandwagoneer," the "promise maker” and the "lethal loser." People want to lose weight quickly and effortlessly, therefore, any fad diet promising overnight results attract the "bandwagoneer." People try the grapefruit diet or the watermelon diet, but they decide their stomach cannot possibly deal with all of that fruit....   [tags: categorization essay, health]

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The Portrayal of Body Image in the Media

- Societies standards for body shape and the importance of beauty is promoted by various media. The media links beauty to symbols of happiness, love and success for women. Media portrays these images as achievable and real. Until women accept their body image, they will continue to measure themselves against societies “perfect image.” Media representations of body image contribute to social trends of unhealthy lifestyles. Female children learn to worry about their appearance from an early age. Huge quantities of girls between the ages of three and ten have one or more Barbie dolls....   [tags: Body Image, Media, Beauty, Self Esteem]

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The Positive Role of Magazine Images

- The Positive Role of Magazine Images Most controversy over magazines is about the images they portray. According to the writers, Amy Malkin, Kimberlie Wornian, and Joan Chrisler, "Women and Weight: Gendered Messages on Magazines Covers," women's magazines insist on dieting, exercise, and cosmetic surgery to achieve the ideal body. This is in no way true. Yes, magazines show pictures of beautiful women and have articles that relate to dieting, exercise and surgery. However, magazines have no other purpose than to inform....   [tags: Media Argumentative Persuasive Argument]

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The Media Influence on Body Image

- LITERATURE REVIEW Researchers have used various abstract foundations for examining the relationship between media and body image ( Holmstrom, 2004). Here I review the theory that has been used by researcher in the area. Bandura’s Social cognitive theory (1994) assumed that “people learn and model the behaviors of attractive others”. The supporters of this theory suggest that young women find slim models in the media attractive and try to imitate them through dieting which leads them to eating disorders....   [tags: Body Image]

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- Who doesn’t want to be the best possible version of their self. Physical appearance and image is huge in today’s society, although not everyone is healthy. Health and fitness is all around, everywhere you look and everywhere you go you'll see information about personal fitness. Everyone can always strive to live a healthier life and improve his or her well being no matter weight age or height. Diet and exercise is the solution to maintaining a healthy weight and are essential in living a long and happy life....   [tags: health, diet and exercise]

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The Oppression of Fat People in America

- The Oppression of Fat People in America Fat does not equal lazy; fat does not equal bad; fat does not equal overeating; fat does not equal ugly. Fat oppression is something so prevalent in our society, yet Americans refuse to recognize it as a problem or even an issue. After hearing an amazing woman named Nomy Lamm speak this weekend, I could not longer let this issue be ignored. (Lamm is a fat oppression activist and has been published in Ms. magazine). Fat oppression exists in this society and we all must recognize the damage it does to everyone, especially fat people....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Health and Diet

- Health and Diet Abstract: With my personal life experience I'd like to clarify that a healthy diet and physical exercises help to lose weight. This passage introduces some scientific means to keep fit and, from both sides, indicates the effection that it may have brought along. Another point is that one should choose an appropriate way according to his personal case. Frustration and troubles are often met, but how to deal with them depend on ourselves. What is cricial is about persistence, optimism and rationalism....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Obesity: What Is the Solution?

- Obesity has become a popular, yet debatable subject in the past century. Over 22% of the U.S. adult population is obese based on body mass index (Koplan and Dietz 440). 80% of these obese adults have one or more chronic diseases that greatly affect their lives (Koplan and Dietz 441). Obesity is a perilous illness that many Americans possess and the disadvantages are excessive. Furthermore, society has to participate in aiding the obese population. Obesity must be prevented in order to decrease health risks and social struggles, and to shape humanistic values....   [tags: Health]

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Eating Disorders Among Teenagers: Annotated Bibliography

- Introduction This research task is based on the prevalence of eating disorders amongst teenage girls in our School amongst the ages of 15-18. This is a valid topic as being a teenage female in an all-girls school; it is a very easily relatable topic. I am interested to find out about the prevalence of eating disorders in my school and ultimately in helping the girls who are suffering from a disorder and are not getting the sufficient help that is needed when one if suffering from Bulimia or Anorexia Nervosa....   [tags: anorexia nervosa, bulimia ]

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An Evaluation of Body Image and Self-esteem

- Obesity has a major effect on children across the world. The highest rates of obesity in the US is experienced amongst African American girls. Being overweight is related to many psychological risk factors. Body dissatisfaction is being okay with one's overall weight/size. Although being okay with one's overall appearance is a characterized aspect of body esteem. African American girls have not usually displayed emotion distress concerning weight evaluation. Although African Americans girls are dissatisfied with their bodies, it does note conducts them to assess their overall appearance....   [tags: obesity, self-image, advertising]

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