Dieting

Reader Question: Dealing with Rebound Weight Gain

Warning: Dieting Causes Weight Gain- Short Video by Evelyn Tribole MS RD

Would you really start a weight loss diet if you knew it would actually contribute to MORE weight gain, and increase your risk of binge eating? This short video shows how dieting creates bigger problems with your health and mind.

Vogue Magazine’s Irresponisble Story on a Child’s Weight Loss Diet (7 years old)

     By Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD

Unbelievable. Disturbing. The April issue of Vogue magazine prominently features a cover story about a mother who puts her 7-year old child on a weight loss diet, triggered by the pediatrician classifying her as obese.
     

Warning: Dieting Increases Your Risk of Gaining MORE Weight (An Update)

By Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD

     The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) asked if I would contribute an article on the dangers of dieting (specifically, how dieting increases weight gain)  as part of their outreach for National Eating Disorders Awareness week, which begins February 26, 2012.  Of course, I said yes, and here it is.

Can You Really Be Addicted to Food?

by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD

There has been a lot of media attention on food addiction research.  Scientists are curious about this possibility because the brain region (and neurochemicals) involved with substance abuse, are also implicated in overeating.   But there are a lot of reasons, other than addiction, that can explain the rewarding aspect of eating.

The Religion of Dieting—How to Tolerate Friends & Evangelists of the Latest, Greatest Diet

My patients often express difficulty being around enthusiastic friends, who incessantly talk about their new weight loss diet.  The friends are usually well meaning, with no intent to harm.  Yet, this diet talk stirs up a bunch of mixed feelings, such as:

•    Envy of the quick weight loss
•    Fantasies of embarking on just one more diet—(get the weight off, and then deal with “the issues”)
•    Triggering for patients with eating disorders

Warning: Dieting Increases Your Risk of Gaining MORE Weight

If dieting programs had to stand up to the same scrutiny as medications, they would never be allowed for public consumption.  Imagine, for example, taking an asthma medication, which improves your breathing for a few weeks, but in the long run, causes your lungs and breathing to worsen.  Or, imagine taking a medication to unclog your arteries, but ultimately, caused increased blockage.