Monday, April 17, 2006

Trouble for Teen Dieters

A recent study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association shows that teenage girls who use unhealthy methods to lose weight are much more likely to be overweight down the road.

The study looked at 2,000 girls over time and was conducted by the University of Minnesota.

Girls who used unhealthy weight control measures were also more likely to engage in out-of-control binging, intentional vomiting, and diuretic use.

Very dangerous stuff.

As I stress in my articles, on my websites, and in my book, it is so important to go about managing weight the right way: eating properly, minimizing unnecessary calories, increasing physical activity and fitness, and maintaining a healthy state of mind.

Don't forget that last part. A child's emotional well-being is crucial to long-term success as this study shows.

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