Non diet approach to eating healthy food
With the eating disorders and the problem of the obesity running rampant through our society, people are beginning to question what dieting is all about and why for most people, it's not a long term solution.
While around 70% of women and 25% of men in the U.S. are on a diet at any one time, more than half the population is considered obese, and other Western countries have the same problem. Also there exist other serious problems in addition to the obese anorexia and bulimia for the country as a whole are the impact on individual's mental and physical health. People are dieting themselves into starvation, learning to vomit in a futile effort to rid themselves of extra calories and living miserably from one meal to the next, one weigh-in to the other.
Some experts are saying, what is wrong with our culture relates directly to our efforts to interpret the problem of perceived overweight. Almost 80% of women perceive themselves as overweight, especially because they are comparing themselves to celebrity models and actresses who are peculiarly several inches taller and twenty to thirty pounds lighter than most American women. Even little girls are on diets, trying to keep or maintain unnaturally low weight. But with everyone dieting, people are also getting fatter and fatter. Why?
The problem is the diet. When we diet, we reduce our food intake; as a consequence our bodies slow their metabolism down, burn calories at a slower rate, reduce our energy levels and try to conserve our fat stores. Overwhelming hunger makes it difficult to concentrate, creates moodiness and fatigue and leaves us vulnerable to other diseases. Some people expend so much time having really hungry that they stop recognizing their body's hunger signals: these people are the ones at risk from eating disorders because they give up eating usually and sometimes give it up completely.
Several experts agree that the best diet is no diet at all. The more we yo-yo between weight gain and loss, the more weight we gain and the less we lose, with each attempt at dieting resulting in a larger weight gain when the diet ends. Yo-yos are bad for the health and bad for the mind and spirit, which is severely affected by the despair and self-loathing that yo-yoing weight creates. Abandon the diet!