Why you should never make your daughter diet

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  • teen mom Sandy, UT
    Aug. 7, 2014 10:45 a.m.

    Another great article with knowledgeable/useful info. Thanks Lois!

  • cs85 Orem, UT
    Aug. 7, 2014 10:43 a.m.

    Ultimately, diets are counter-productive. They produce a "scarcity" mentality that causes people to obsess about food, thinking about it more than they normally would. This leads to eating emotionally, rather than just what the body demands. If the diet is harsh, it raises the body's "set point" making it even harder to keep the weight off. People and businesses make a great deal of money marketing diet related products. They get testimonials from doctors (who are being paid) and promise what can never be delivered. After 25 years of the self-inflicted prisons of various diet schemes, my wife finally tried "intuitive eating". She gained a few pounds at first, but over time her weight started coming down naturally and she now weighs less than ever before. Best of all, she doesn't obsess about food anymore. She tries to eat healthy, but allows herself small treats as the craving occurs. For more information on this, google "intuitive eating". It may change your life.

    Aug. 7, 2014 9:49 a.m.

    No. If your daughter or son is obese, they need to eat healthy and exercise more. Not be put on a "diet."

  • Bloodhound Provo, UT
    Aug. 7, 2014 9:03 a.m.

    If your daughter or son is obese, they need to be on a diet!