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Why do people go on starvation diets?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
Too lose weight: Starvation diets are used by many patients to rapidly lose weight. They do not cause any sustainable weight loss and are very unhealthy.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Why did people used to never go on diets?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Body image: With the rise of hollywood and celebrity, . Bodily image has taken precedence -combined with better understanding of the health effects of being thin. In the past, without these as motivators, the overweight simply lived with it. Peddling diets is also a money making industry and this advances the publicity surrounding diets.

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