Eating disorders are very hard to treat, and those who have them often severely limit their food intake.
In a diet-obsessed culture, eating disorders pose a severe threat. While the reasons for the disorders are varied, a consistent approach in treatment can help people stop dieting and feel safe.
The Wizard of Oz promised results he could not deliver but was convincing in his presentation. Diet wizards have done the same for decades.
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Dieting fads have been around for more than a century, but none of them has been shown to curb obesity long-term. The good news is that scientific evidence is revealing treatments that do work.
Metabolism can change after weight loss.
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Weight loss often leads to declines in our resting metabolic rate – how many calories we burn at rest – which makes it hard to keep the weight off. So why does weight loss make resting metabolism go down?
Severely obese teenagers are likely to suffer nutritional deficiencies regardless of whether they have had weight loss surgery…