Significant Partners Can Cause Extreme Dieting

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The participants were from Minnesota and were in a relationship. The survey asked them questions about their eating habits as well as their partner’s eating habits.


The crucial decision when a dieter steps up to the bar or opens the liquor cabinet is to have just one drink, whether it’s a single glass of wine, bottle of beer or jigger of liquor. Surprisingly, many people who admit they could “maybe stand to lose a few pounds” actually have more serious weight problems than they are admitting to. Try this body mass index calculator to see where you fall, and check with your doctor about what your ideal weight should be to avoid health problems. Skip The Fad Diets And Stick To The Basics It’s human nature to want a quick, painless fix to all our problems, which is the appeal of fad diets. These diets take many forms including focusing on one particular food item, such as grapefruit. The problem is that these diets often lack the major nutrients and protective phytochemicals that we need, such as antioxidants, according to Sorry, there’s no magic pill for being overweight. Photo courtesy of Muffet Rome, And Weight Loss, Weren’t Built In A Day Weight loss needs to be gradual if it’s going to stick. You’ve heard (and probably ignored) the adage that the most successful diet is one that involves a lifestyle change. In plain English, they mean skip the potato chips and convince yourself that carrot sticks are just as satisfying.

Significant others can influence extreme dieting measures among partners

They were asked about their eating habits and whether their partner diets to lose weight or keep from gaining weight or encourages me to diet to control my weight. Almost half of the participants said their significant other encouraged them to diet. Encouragement, however, was often viewed as negative or critical rather than supportive.


Kareena, Karishma and Saif in film on nutrition

Kareena, Karishma and Saif in film on nutrition (© Varinder Chawla)

Nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar has directed the film. “I am super excited that Kareena, Karisma and Saif are all part of the film. It’s a casting coup of sorts,” Diwekar said in a statement. “What is more important is that we are sharing our common belief that eating right, eating local, seasonal, fresh and tasty food is integral to looking good, feeling light and happy. And like Saif often says – happy people are most attractive, not skinny,” she added. Diwekar is a nutritionist who takes care of many celebrity clients. Richa Chadda and Anupam Kher are also part of the film. Related Content