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The Art of Pre-Dieting

By Katie Meakem
 
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This is correlated with the probability of developing health problems associated with obesity.

WebMD.com recommends that if you are not obese and have no risk factors for obesity-related illness, focus on preventing further weight gain by increasing exercise and eating healthy, rather than trying to lose weight.

This is the pre-dieting stage that could be beneficial to a healthier life. Don’t restrict yourself, but to get the amount of fat you want in your diet — up to 30 percent of total calories, kidshealth.org says.

Pre-dieting should not include restricting certain food groups, either. Eat bread or pasta in moderation and don’t just eat fruits or vegetables because they’re coined as healthy. The nutritional value of the foods you eat such as the vitamins and minerals you need should be a big factor in what you choose to eat.

Losing weight is a lifelong commitment to changes in eating behaviors, diet and physical activity. Ease yourself into this dramatic change and break your weight-loss cycle or the yo-yo will continue to roll, back and forth.

Sources:

Can diets be unhealthy? Kidshealth.org. http://kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/dieting/dieting.html#. Retrieved November 8, 2012.

Weight Cycling and Yo-Yo Dieting.
WebMD.com. http://www.webmd.com/diet/weight-cycling. Retrieved November 7, 2012.

Nondieting Versus Dieting Treatment for OverweightBinge-Eating Women
G. Ken Goodrick, Walker S. Carlos Poston II, Kay T. Kimball, Rebecca S. Reev
http://web.pdx.edu/~mccunee/quant_621/PSY%20624/4%20Exploring%20Experime.... Retrieved November 7, 2012.

Reviewed November 8, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN

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April 17, 2013 - 4:24am
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February 22, 2013 - 9:15pm
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Seems to be a new dimension in weight loss. We would like to see more like this. I am currently following this site for suggestions about healthy dieting - http://howtoloseweight-tips.com/.
Having a healthy diet will increase your chances of success.

November 12, 2012 - 2:44am
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Anonymous

The article is called 'pre-dieting' and references this once without explaining what it is. What is 'pre-dieting'--getting ready to diet?--and how does it differ from dieting?

November 11, 2012 - 10:38pm
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