Consequences of dieting to lose weight: effects on physical and mental health.

  title={Consequences of dieting to lose weight: effects on physical and mental health.},
  author={Simone A. French and Robert W. Jeffery},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  volume={13 3},
Concern has been raised that negative physiological and psychological effects of dieting may outweigh aesthetic and health benefits. This review of the literature concludes the following: (a) The measurement of dieting is an important unresolved issue; (b) current dieting, chronic dieting, desire to lose weight, specific weight control behaviors, and weight changes may have different effects on health and need to be distinguished; (c) dieting is usually not associated with nutritional… CONTINUE READING
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