The Effects Of Chronic Dieting:

How Overdieting Ultimately Wears Your Body Down



Chronic dieting, like most chronic concepts, is a generally unhealthy activity. Ask yourself what good is it really to be super-thin if the end result is premature aging and death. "All things in moderation" definitely applies to dieting. You must realize that you're overzealous attempts to create optimal health and physical attractiveness may be killing you slowly. High levels of vanity and narcissism do not a healthy human make.

Definition of chronic dieting:

A chronic dieter is defined as a person who:

The negative effects of overdieting:

Obviously, in order to constantly restrict your dietary intake for years at a time, without ever achieving any realistic goals, there must be some psychological problem going on. Obsession with your body shape and/or weight is unhealthy. If you are so eaten up by thoughts of being too heavy, or that you are unattractive to others, then there is a serious implication that you need to be more centered in your own mind and less concerned with public opinion. The psychological effects of overdieting can be crippling and stop individuals from enjoying their lives at all.

In addition, a long list of negative physiological effects also occurs because of chronic dieting. They include:


So you see, chronic dieting, in the long run actually prohibits achieving the goals that the chronic dieter believes he or she is trying to recognize! In the end, metabolism is slowed, weight goals are not met or maintained, stress is increased, happiness is decreased and life is shortened. So what's the point?

You need to realize that diets do not work!

Stop kidding yourself. It is estimated that the average person in the UK (and in the US) diets between three and four times a year. Also, less than 5% of those individuals will have maintained their desired weight level at the end of one year. Diets do not work.

So what does work?

Healthy food intake choices work. Healthy lifestyle modifications work. Effective stress management techniques work. Besides engaging in daily exercise of a semi-strenuous nature for at least 25 minutes, you need to base your food intake program on the following readily available options:

If you simply focus your food intake program based on the above foods, there will be no reason to continuously deny yourself pleasurable foods and try to recognize unrealistic weight management goals. It's not going to work anyway. It never works for anybody. Why not take an intelligent approach to weight management - one that can effectively increase your health, vitality, mental alertness and happiness all simultaneously?

You do not have to follow suit! Be an individual. The laws of human physiology are not going to change for you. Embrace a healthy food intake program - and do it without using the word "diet". Chronic dieting will break your body down in time - and, never even allow you to recognize your weight loss goals! It just doesn't make sense. Retrain the way that you perceive food and exercise. Manage your stress levels with close attention. By doing so, you will not only be a healthy person of healthy weight, you will actually thrive!



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