New study proves: ''Eat what you want''

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Posted by Melanie W. on June 02, 2005 at 16:03:23:

In Reply to: Quality of Life posted by HSG on May 31, 2005 at 16:34:33:

Here is a pretty positive new article that examines a study which conclusively shows that women who diet become LESS healthy than those who do not!

Im posting the link, but here are a few highlights -

"You can relax about food and eat what you want."

"This was a randomized clinical trial, universally recognized by the scientific community as the strongest type of experiment to test the efficacy of medical treatments and the least susceptible to bias"

"this study also poignantly illustrated that improvements to health and health behaviors with dieting are not maintained and in the end dieting actually worsens women's health and quality of life."

[There is that phrase - "quality of life"]

"most remarkably, there was nearly 200% more bulimia and eating disorders among the dieters compared to the nondieters. The dieters' self esteem and depression had also significantly worsened"

"the psychological and physiological effects, as well as eating problems, resulting from calorie restriction itself have been clinically documented."

"The nondieters, on the other hand, enjoyed extraordinary improvements in their self esteem and feeling good about their bodies, and less depression."

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