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marilynaliza | healthiswealth

Diet eyes of a teenager

Jun 20th 2014 at 10:36 PM

Dr. Mimi Nichter and colleagues demonstrated that teens make the same distinction between the use of diet and healthy management of their weight as we are, though not necessarily use the same language.

Be careful of what you eat
Among the girls divided into two groups of teenage girls who pay attention to weight management - those that "are on a diet," and those who "believe on what they eat."

Teens stated that diets are strict the principle that failure is personal failure and frustration, while "to regard" is much more positive action that allows for flexibility and fit behaviornutritional to different situations.

Dr. Nichter noted that diets means "being in control" imposed by the structure, while to regard means "control". What's more, considering the is broader and is eating healthier, not less.

Read: How to healthily manage your weight?

Diets do not work
Dr. Nichter also found that diets often do not mean permanent changes, but can - in the case of some girls - only last one or two days or a few hours between breakfast and lunch, when the girls see their friends eating chocolate or French fries .

This of course may explain why the test diets do not provide an effective means of weight control for mostteenagers . This also explains why diets may be associated with weight gain.

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