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Discuss explanations for the success and/or failure of dieting (24
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One explanation for the failure of dieting is the Restraint Theory. This suggests
that disinhibition causes us to eat more trying not to eat as much. It can be
explained using the boundary model (Herman and Polivy 1984). According…

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Another factor we have to consider is the effect of our genetic mechanisms. We
have a gene that codes for Lipoprotein Lipase (LPL) and this is produced to
store calories. Kern (1990) found that when people diet, the fatter they were
before hand, the more LPL their body produces, which…

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