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- Dieting makes us dopey. Seidman, Ellen R. // Redbook;Apr94, Vol. 182 Issue 6, p42
Reports on a study by psychologists at Britain's Institute of Food Research on the effect of dieting on women's alertness. Effect of calorie deprivation; Dr. Michael Green's explanation; Suspicion of some scientist on dieting; Time limit of the effect.
- Table for one. // Men's Health (10544836);Nov94, Vol. 9 Issue 9, p28
Cites a recent study of eating behaviors conducted by Georgia Sate University which found that, the more diners, the more food each person consumes. Recommendation to eat alone if you are trying to eat less.
- Does dieting make you dumb? // Body Bulletin;Oct96, p3
Reports on a study which found that women on self-imposed diets scored lower on tests of mental tasks in comparison of tests taken when they were not dieting. Distractions from diet as the possible reason for lower test scores.
- Dieting and depression. // Healthy Weight Journal;Jul/Aug95, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p66
Reports on the correlation between repeated dieting and depression.
- The no-excuses diet. Sandroff, Ronni // Redbook;Jul93, Vol. 181 Issue 3, p130
Confronts excuses used against dieting. Thinking of diet as a punishment; Stress-related eating binges; Use of easy-cooking strategies to prepare low-calorie meals; Avoiding deprivation; Eating in restaurants; Using mind power to succeed in dieting.
- Here's food for thought. // Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness;Aug96, Vol. 57 Issue 8, p33
Reports on research in London, England which shows that dieting can affect mental acuity. Dieters' performance levels as equivalent to the level achieved after consuming two alcoholic drinks; Anxiety prompted by obsessing over food; Brain's need of good nutrition in order to function properly.
- Yo-yo dieting: Bad for the brain? // Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness;Aug96, Vol. 57 Issue 8, p40
Cites the psychological side effects of yo-yo dieting according to nutritionist John Foreyt. Yo-yo dieting's link to poor self-esteem and depression; Occurrence of negative feelings when weight is regained.
- Succeeding when willpower fails. Spilner, Maggie; Walsh, Therese // Heart & Soul;Sep95, Issue 11, p50
Presents tips for increasing psychological strength while dieting. Elimination of temptations to overeat; Benefits of visualizing a healthy physique; Advantages of occasional treats.
- Diet ads trigger snack attacks. Hastings, John; Long, Patricia // Health (Time Inc. Health);Nov/Dec94, Vol. 8 Issue 7, p10
Focuses on a study that examines the effect of diet product advertisements on women trying to lose weight. Dieters' abandoning of weight-loss plan; Advertisements as reminder of previous lapses.