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Approximately 3 out of every 100 American women suffers from an eating disorder (Corcoran & Walsh, 2010). However, disordered eating is much more common, with prevalence estimates as high as 30% (HerpertzDahlmann et al., 2008) for college students. Between 5% and 20% of individuals struggling with anorexia nervosa will die. The probability of death increases with the length of the disorder (Sullivan, 1995). Top 10 Reasons Not to Top 10 Reasons Not to Diet:
1. 2. 3. 4. Diets don’t usually work. You lose weight and gain it right back, often regaining more than you lost. Dieting can be dangerous. It causes many deaths and injuries each year. Diets are expensive. Dieting can cause fatigue, lightheadedness, and weakness. Top 10 Reasons Not to Diet Top 10 Reasons Not to Diet Continued
1. 2. 3. Dieting disrupts normal eating and can cause bingeing, overeating and chaotic eating. Dieting increases food preoccupation. Dieting can diminish women and men, subverting their dreams and ambitions. Top 10 Reasons Not to Diet Top 10 Reasons Not to Diet Continued
1. 2. 3. Dieting decreases selfesteem and feelings of wellbeing. Instead, accepting and respecting yourself as you are brings confidence, health and a sense of wellness and wholeness. Dieting can stunt the mental and physical growth and development of young people. Dieting increases size prejudice, makes people judgmental a...
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2011 for the course FSHN 120 taught by Professor Parker during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.
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