A nonprofit, non-commercial, weight control support group with approximately 10,370 chapters that focuses on weight reduction through sensible dieting
, regular exercise and group support.
Because to the degree we can gather information (and for a variety of reasons the purveyors of these approaches do not and indeed cannot provide scientifically sound evaluations of their efforts), experience shows that for most people, over the long run, they don't lead to long-term success and do lead to "yo-yo" dieting
, and are often otherwise unhealthy.
While several factors, including family history and general health history, play major roles in the prevention of diseases such as diabetes and cancer, dieting
can also be an excellent way to prevent major illnesses before medical intervention is necessary.
In spite of this obsession with dieting
, many are losing control of the ways they eat, and their fasting is all too often the flip side of their bingeing.
Actress Lillian Russell, for years the nation's pinup girl at nearly 200 pounds, begins dieting
Imagine the joy of dieting
while enjoying great tasting, all-natural snacks one day, and then eating what you want the next day
Even many of the diseases typically linked to obesity - diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease and breast cancer - are unrelated to weight or the result of yo-yo dieting
, according to NAAFA activist Michael Loewy, a psychologist at San Diego State University.
Journaling while dieting
has been a proven eDiets tool for losing and maintaining weight.
Twenty-five years later, Brody is still 35 pounds lighter than when she gave up dieting
Even though intentions to diet and exercise become more prominent during the first month of each year, the peak month for dieting
comes a few months later.
That's what researchers at Rockefeller University found when they studied 41 men and women who had lost 15 to 64 pounds by dieting
This diet is seen as addressing the specific needs of individual dieters, as opposed to the one-program-fits-all dieting