Thursday, June 2, 2011
A REALLY good reason not to diet
Here is an article that gives me all the proof/evidence/ammunition I need to never want to diet or restrict my caloric intake just to lose weight. From Experience Life Magazine, a columnist tells the story of what happened to a group of volunteers who went on starvation diets during WWII to help doctors learn how to treat the many soldiers and civilians who were starving in Europe. Short version? They went crazy. Literally. Several had to be put into psych wards, one cut off his fingers with an axe. All on a diet of 1500 calories, which is actually above what some of the popular diets out there recommend. So, don't do it. Don't restrict yourself in the hopes that you will be thin. Aim for health, eat enough food to keep you sane, because this world already has enough problems without a lot of starving, psychotic people in it.