Feeling like you need to go on a diet? Weigh the facts first!Food & Exercise

  • Did you know that restricting calories or “dieting” produces changes in your brain chemistry that actually increase appetite and food cravings?

  • Diets don’t actually work long-term—some studies have shown that 95-98% of dieters regain the weight they lost! (Heatherton & Polivy, 1992; Cooke, 1996)

  • Did you know dieting can actually be dangerous? Two-thirds of new cases of eating disorders arise in female adolescents who have dieted. Eating disorders are largely predicted by higher rates of dieting. [Patton et al., 1999]   If you never go on a diet, chances are you’ll never have an eating disorder!


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