Fad Diets and Eating Disorders By: Maggie R
What is a diet? A a weight loss program. B a restrictive eating program. C a series of pills. D everything you eat and drink.
Most people think of a diet as a plan to lose weight, but really, it refers to everything you eat or drink, whether you make healthy choices or not.
What is a fad diet? A a diet consisting of fads. B a diet that is popular for a short time. C a diet where you eat only one food. D a diet that works well.
An example of a fad diet is the grapfruit diet. If a restrictive eating program has you eating only one food or group of foods, it will not provide all the nutrients you need to be healthy.
What is weight cycling? A using a bicycle to lose weight. B quick and permanent weight loss. C losing and gaining back the same weight over and over. D trying to lose weight, but never succeeding.
When you lose and regain weight, the lean muscle tissue you lost along with the fat the first time is often gained back as pure fat. This can lead to a decrease in metabolism, making it harder to lose weight the next time.
Which of these is a safe way to lose weight? A Diet and exercise. B fasting. C liquid protein diets. D diet pills.
Although pills and diet products promise fast results, the only safe way to lose weight is by eating sensible portions of healthy, nutritious foods and exercising.
What is fasting? A Running fast to lose weight. B eating only one food to lose weight. C eating lots of food to gain weight. D avoiding food to lose weight.
Fasting can leave the body malnourished and weak. When you do not consume the fuel your body needs to function, it uses your muscle tissue for energy.
When considering a diet product, look out for: A diets that involve eating only one food. B a promise of quick results. C a product that claims you can eat whatever you want. D all of the above.
A safe rule of thumb for diets and diet products is, if it seems too good to be true, then it most likely is.
What side effects of diet pills make them unsafe? A they can result is difficulty sleeping and raise blood pressure. B they cause drowsiness and anxiety. C they cause you to get jittery and restless. D all of the above.
Diet pills can not only cause you to become drowsy and anxious, but they can also be addictive. No matter how amazing they claim to be, it’s always better to lose weight the natural, healthy way.
What is one major reason girls today are obsessed with their weight? A super skinny models and TV actresses. B sports teams with weight requirements. Crelatives and friend push them to be thin. D they want to be healthier.
Many girls see the perfect bodies of women in magazines and movies and think they are supposed to look that way. In reality, that is not the figure of a typical, healthy female.
Over the course of history, many different body types have been viewed as ideal. A true. B false.
It seems that women always want what they can’t have. Being overweight used to be a sign of beauty, because only well off women could afford to eat enough to become overweight. Now that food is available in abundance, women have taken the opposite view.
Men cannot get eating disorders A true. B false.
While eating disorders most often affect females, men can also develop eating disorders from pressure to lose weight for sports, to look more attractive, etc.
People with eating disorders can be cured using drugs. A true. B false.
Eating disorders are psychological, so help should be sought from a health care professional. Often, counseling can help a person overcome their disorder.
Define Anorexia Nervosa. A Anorexia means “hungry”, nervosa means “never”. B anorexia means “without appetite” Nevosa means “of the nervous system” . C anorexia means “anemic” nervosa means “chronic”. D anorexia means “always hungry” nervosa means “of the nervous system”.
Anorexia is a disorder in which the irrational fear of being obese results in severe weight loss from self-induced starvation.
Which is not a typical behavior of an anorexic person? A drop in performance in school and extracurricular activities. B and unnatural obsession with food. C excessive exercising. D extremely low caloric intake.