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  • Dieters Share A Common Goal
    628 words
    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 ...
  • Physical Activity During Weight Loss
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    Weight management has been thought of as only weight loss by many. Weight management covers all aspects of attaining and maintaining optimum weight for a healthy lifestyle. Health professionals now realize that prevention of weight gain as well as weight loss and improving health status are important goals. These goals must be individualized for success. At the outset of treatment, the patient and health care provider should discuss and agree upon goals. The goals must take into account the food...
  • Perfect In Today's Competitive Society
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    The Pressure to be Perfect In today's competitive society, a person strives for perfection, due to the fact that so much emphasis is placed on one's outer appearance. No matter who we are or where we live, society puts this pressure upon us. We are typically faced with this pressure by models on television and in magazines. Companies seem to have targeted women more so than men. They usually use women with good looks and nice figures to advertise and market their product. When companies use thes...
  • Program Weight Watchers
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    Jean Nid etch initially created the Weight Watchers diet plan in 1963 when she invited friends over for a weekly meeting about weight loss. Weight Watcher is now in 30 different countries around the world. In North America 20,000, meetings are held each week. (Northwestern, 2005) This diet is a weight loss program derived through the study of science. By keeping up to date on the latest medical and scientific research, Weight Watchers is able to keep their program constantly changing, evolving, ...
  • Diet Pills As A Weight Loss Strategy
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    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...
  • Main Cause Of An Eating Disorder
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    Eating Disorder: Anorexia Nervosa It is not easy to understand a person suffering from Anorexia. People suffering from anorexia take dieting to extremes (kubersky 37). Every second and / or minute, they spend figuring out how to avoid eating. They make up reasons to explain to their loved ones why they barely touched their food at the dinner table. Usually they exercise a lot to lose more weight. Even when they are really thin, they see themselves as fat. It is as if the mirror plays tricks on t...
  • More Common Weight Loss Centres
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    Human beings require food to grow, reproduce, and maintain good health. Without food, our bodies could not stay warm, build or repair tissue, or maintain a heartbeat. Eating the right foods can help us avoid certain diseases or recover faster when illness occurs. These and other important functions are fueled by chemical substances in our food called nutrients. Nutrients are classified as carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water. Although humans need food to survive, many peo...
  • Anorexic Person Doesnt Like Fat
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    Anorexia Anorexia is dangerous to the mental and physical aspects in order to achieve the idea of thinness. It is an emotional disorder involving compulsive self-starvation that result in a person being 15% under their normal weight. Anorexia Nervosa means nervous loss of appetite. It doesnt necessary mean they lose their appetite. Franken berger page 37 says, Anorexics experience severe hunger pains. They fear that they will gain weight which effects their eating habits. The resistance of eatin...
  • Ephedra In Combination With Caffeine
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    Ephedra (Ma huang) Ma huang is an herb that has been used in China for over three thousand years. Ephedra contains ephedrine alkaloids, which are naturally occurring compounds found in plants. Another alkaloid in ma huang, pseudoephedrine, is less potent than ephedrine and is used in common cold remedies. For the last several years, there has been a great deal of debate involving the use of weight loss products that contain ephedra (also known as ma huang). Some in the medical establishment have...
  • Fen Phen Safety Update Information Web This
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    Diet / Weight Loss Pills These days, people are always on the lookout for an easy way to lose weight. According to a 1999 study done by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, an estimated 61 percent of adults in the United States were overweight, along with 13 percent of children and adolescents. With these statistics, people should be looking for a way to better themselves, but in a healthy fashion. Primarily starting in the 1990's, body image, exercise, and diet became a major concern in the U...
  • Very Brief Change Of Eating Behavior
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    Anorexia / Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa is an illness that mainly affects adolescent girls although it can occur both in boys or girls younger or older than this. The most common features are loss of weight coupled with a change in behavior. The weight loss is slowly progressive and often starts with a perfectly normal weight reducing diet. It may only be after this has continued for several months that it seems a cause for worry, usually because by then the weight loss is extreme. To start with the...
  • Liquid Diet Programs
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    EIU 4051 Paper Aol Amy Link EIU 4051 Paper 1 The dietary supplement industry is booming. People are striving for a healthier lifestyle, but our vitamins and minerals supplements really needed? The Food and Nutrition Board recommends that those who choose to take these supplements follow the FDA guidelines. There is no scientific proof that these supplements truly help. One of the major supplements we see advertised are products such as Slim Fast and Ensure. Testimonials are used with such produc...

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