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Why Dieting IS Dangerous

Updated on May 7, 2009

Stop Dieting and Start Living

Can I talk with you about something? I am afraid that women all over the world, and especially in America, are torturing themselves and striving for something that ultimately will lead to illness and death. If you knew that, wouldn't you say something?

That's why I'm writing this...

So many people quote a lot of reasons why they think the obese are obese and why it’s unhealthy and ultimately wrong. And this is what I want to comment on.

Fat myths : there are many, especially in the medical community. Recent federal research questions the association of obesity with type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, seeing that it is most likely caused by genetics and inactivity. Activity reduces risks even WITHOUT weight loss.

Being heavier does not make you unhealthier. Actually the overweight range (BMI) is associated with the Lowest Death Rate. Lower BMI’s are associated with higher death rates.

When someone undergoes weight loss, they are at a higher risk for death. Losing lean mass from bones, muscle, heart and organs are considered the risk. As people age, weight loss is more and more dangerous to their health.

There are NO current methods that are proven safe and effective for weight loss.

Increasing pressure to lose weight has increased the obesity rates in America - there is a direct parallel over the past 30 years.

As a holistic nutrition and wellness coach, I specialize in healing people from the dangers, pain, guilt and shame of dieting. Dieting is not the answer to the argument and confusion around obesity. I will leave you with the ramifications of dieting below and with you peace, health, and JOY above all things.

Dieting consequences:

LOSSES - muscular strength and endurance, oxygen utilization, hair (thinning), coordination, ability to concentrate, memory, joy, self-esteem, metabolism function, many nutrients (i.e., calcium, which leads to osteoporosis, stress fractures, and broken bones), heart rate (slows)

GAINS - depression, increasing stress, eating disorders & obsession with food and weight, increased risk of heart disease, dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, fainting

ABOUT ME: Theresa Singleton, MA is a Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Coach. Head to to get more free resources!

RESOURCES: Resrouces are countless. Please contact me if you need references and please check out the books below for more information!

Check out these life-saving books

Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight
Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight

Get all the statistics including even more studies and research than I quoted in this article. And be well.



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