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Slimming Diets

Written by: Gunborg Palme, certified psychologist and certified psychotherapist, teacher and tutor in psychotherapy.
First version: 22 Jul 2008. Latest version: 21 Dec 2008.


Discusses the risks which can be incurred from slimming or trying to reduce your weight. Recommends safe and healthy diets.


Would you recommend slimming?


Slimming is a common cause of eating disorders and is therefore dangerous. If you are overweight you should by all means avoid short-term slimming and instead eat to satisfaction entirely on nutritious food. Eat only when you are physically hungry and never for other reasons.

Do not try to slim below your natural weight, (More), this can cause serious bulimia problems (More).

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