psych 105 oct. 17 notes - October 17, 2007 Dieting and...

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October 17, 2007 Dieting and Weight Loss Factors that make weight loss difficult: Increased insulin in overweight people More difficult to exercise (ex: stigmas) Dieting slows resting metabolic rate: Instead?: Adopt healthy eating habits Be aware of tendencies to eat out of habit of boredom Exercise: gym or go out and play Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa: o When a normal-weight person diets and becomes significantly (>15%) underweight, yet, still feeling fat, continues to starve. o Usually in adolescent females (changes yearly) o Increasing in males and women in 20-30’s o Deadliest psychological disorder o Unable to metabolize any food o Causes organ failure, especially heart complications o Veins become too weak to circulate blood efficiently (always cold or more body hair to keep warm) o Difficult to treat because of rigid thinking Bulimia Nervosa: o Disorder characterized by episodes of overeating, usually of high-calorie foods, followed by vomiting, laxative use, fasting, or excessive exercise. o
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYCH 105 taught by Professor Young during the Fall '07 term at Washington State University .

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psych 105 oct. 17 notes - October 17, 2007 Dieting and...

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