Measuring body weight on a scale Dieting is the practice of eating (and drinking) in a regulated fashion to achieve a particular, short-term objective. This is distinguished from the more basic concept of "diet," which addresses the longer-term and more generic habit of nutritional consumption. For example, a vegan eats a diet completely without animal products, including milk; but while this is a diet, it is not "dieting." The most common objective of dieting is loss of excess body fa ...
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The Psychology of Eating
... The psychology of eating What we eat affects how we feel. Food should make us feel good. It tastes great and nourishes our bodies. When eaten in too little or in excessive quantities, however, our phy...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Weight Loss Resources
... American Dietetic Association 216 West Jackson Boulevard Chicago, IL 60606-6995 (800) 366-1655 American Obesity Association 1250 24th Street, NW Suite 300 Washington, DC 20037 ...
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Questions About Weight Control
... Print these questions and answers to discuss with your health care provider. 1. Can being overweight lead to medical problems? Yes. Being overweight is linked to a number of health problems, includin...
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Weight Cycling
... What is weight cycling? Weight cycling is the repeated loss and regain of body weight. When weight cycling is the result of dieting, it is often called "yo-yo" dieting. A weight cycle can ra...
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