"However, obese individuals commonly weight cycle-they have repeated intentional weight loss followed by weight regain, often called yo-yo dieting
A nonprofit, non-commercial, weight control support group with approximately 10,370 chapters that focuses on weight reduction through sensible dieting
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(It's also slow and boring, its two drawbacks.) The first part is to "eat a healthy diet." This is best achieved primarily--whatever the current fad in dieting
may say--by lowering the amount of fat one takes in, both for the overall health benefits of fat-intake reduction and to reduce caloric intake (for fat is much more calorie-dense than is protein or carbohydrate).
"For those who are disabled and cannot exercise as much, dieting
and nutrition becomes increasingly important," Ms.
Now in her mid-thirties, Alexis admits that she's suffered "long-term health effects from the crazy diets." Today she eats healthy, low-fat meals and insists, "I'm a big, strong girl." The only apparent residue from her model dieting
mentality is that she reportedly takes CitriMax, a natural appetite suppressant that she has also endorsed.
Stacey's argument is that Americans' increasing fascination with nutrition and weight loss has so skewed their relation to food and meals that dieting
is becoming the "normal" way of eating for most Americans.
Callaway remembers one young athlete who lost so much calcium from his bones while dieting
that he broke his hip and pelvis.