Okay, dieting doesn’t actually make you crazy. But I read a fascinating article today that gives persuasive reasons not to diet.
Apparently, US researchers decided to ‘starve’ a group of young, healthy men (on 1560 calories a day, which is quite a bit on a ‘diet’) over six months to see what would happen. Well, chaos is what happened. They developed bizarre habits, obsessed about food (replacing posters of girls with food), had sleep disturbances, ill health and skin complaints, became anti-social and two became psychotic!
So, you’ve been warned. Dieting is bad for you! To read the full article, it can be found in the November issue of Options magazine. Go to www.myoptions.com.au
The author is Sandra Kumskov. You can visit her at www.sandykumskov.com