The Fad Diet Persuasive Essay

The Fad Diet
A look at the danger in the trend of fad diets in today's society.
# 148320 | 861 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2011 | US

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The paper outlines the Atkins' Diet, the Weight Watchers program, and the diet pill supplements that guarantee a dramatic weight loss. The paper discusses the pressure in society to be super slim, but reveals that most of the diets that guarantee the most benefits are usually the most dangerous. The paper argues that the only way to lose body weight is to reduce calorie intake and increase energy expenditure through exercise.

From the Paper:

"There is much debate nowadays on the best method of weight loss. Every day there is a
new diet craze sweeping the nation and the notion of the "fad diet" has given hope to the idea of losing as much as as possible, as quickly as possible. There are so many diets on the market to pick from, as well as plenty of supplements and modern surgical procedures to help fight body fat. While some have positive results, others have lead to illness or death. With so many methods to lose weight, it is hard for those of us in the Western world to fight the temptation of quick weight loss. What is the problem with the traditional weight loss methods that include a well-balanced diet and exercise regimen?"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Whitney, Eleanor Noss. Nutrition & Diet Therapy : Principals and Practice(first edition). West Publishing Company, New York, 1986.
  • Rosenberg, Dr. Harold. Stora Lakarboken om Vitaminterapi. Lerchs Forlag AB.Johanneshov, Sverige, 1975.

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