The Danger of Dieting
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The danger of dieting may not be apparent until you dig a little deeper...but you don't have to look far to find really good reasons to avoid dieting dangers ditch diets and live light instead!

I'm really curious to know how many health professionals (and ordinary citizens too) ever stop to contemplate just how dangerous is the never-ending call to lose weight? One of them is that you are progressively dieting yourself fatter.

Another, of the biggest dangers of dieting is that it is the swiftest route to disordered behavior and eating disorders.

Scale As a psychologist working in the arena of eating, I cannot help but notice that the danger of dieting is increasing:

• the variety of eating-disorders has grown;
• the age ranges it attacks have spread;
• it's target populations have margarined to include both men and previously unaffected ethnic groups and;
• the geographical locations they’re found have leapfrogged to areas where eating disorders were once unknown.

The danger of dieting is without doubt one of the best kept secrets to gaining weight poor health, disordered behavior and eating disorders.

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Why are so many otherwise pretty sensible people like me taken in by the dieting industry? Why did I never stop to consider the danger of dieting?

After all, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that if diets worked, we wouldn't have a new one out ever season, weight and eating disorders problems wouldn't be on the increase, and the diet industry wouldn't be a multi-billion dollar enterprise.

Why did I never even consider the danger in dieting??? Why? Why? Why? It would have saved me hours of agonizing.

Aha! The billion dollar question. And I think the quickest answer has to do with two factors: Firstly I was desperate and secondly, these products have been 'approved' by various bodies interested in looking after my health - right??? Seems THAT's where I made my mistake! An aha moment People who attend are absolutely relieved (and amazed) to hear that about the danger of dieting and that dieting is what has made them progressively fatter. Dieting also leads to some pretty disordered eating too.

It’s as if a light-bulb goes on and they can finally say, “Oh, my, you mean all my frantic restricting and deprivation is what has got me to this state and I can do something different?”

Anorexia nervosa quizz

Click here to see why you cannot develop Anorexia Nervosa unless you go on diet. Anorexia and Dieting I got anorexia through dieting, you can too.


Click here to see how cutting food calories and substituting them for alcohol calories can lead to drunk-arexia.

Orthorexia quizz

Click here to see how progressively striving to eat more and more healthily can lead you from eating well straight into eating hell.

Bulimia nervosa quizz

Click here to see why between 96-98% of Bulimia Nervosa sufferers state that their first episode of their bing-purge cycle started with a restrictive diet.

Exercise bulimia quizz

Click here to see how 'body worry' gets us to purge food using exercise instead of vomiting, enemas or laxatives.

bigorexia quizz, adonis complex, muscle dysmorphia, musclebuilding

Click here to see how even body dysmorphia (distorted body image) also has a dieting component.

Binge eating disorder / compulsive eating disorder

Click here to see how restrictive diets and food triggers lead to binge eating disorder

night eating disorder quizz

Click here to see how daytime dieting often leads to nighttime nibbling (and more)

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