Explanations for the success and failure of dieting

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1. What role do hormones, particularly ghrelin, play in the failure of dieting?

  • They are just there bloody deal with it
  • Stimulates appetite, making hungry people feel hungrier
  • When you are hormonal, you will want to eat more regardless of dieting restrictions
  • Makes you think you are hungry when you have just eaten
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2. Diets will work best if they teach pps new eating and lifestyle habits. Why?

  • It's a placebo effect to help you lose and keep off the weight
  • New habit and lifestyle, seen as a long term and permanent change to keep weight off in changing mindset and eating behaviour together
  • It shows that you can't go back and forces you to focus to change rather than the diet itself
  • Changes the cognitive belief to say that you can do it

3. What does BMI stand for?

  • Body most index
  • Body massive interaction
  • Body mass index
  • Belly meets indigestion

4. The World Health Organisation found that how much of the UK was overweight and obese?

  • 61.5% overweight and 24.9% obese
  • 56% overweight and 3.6% obese
  • 6% overweight and 76% obese
  • 42.6% overweight and 4.5% obese

5. What is the theory that suggests that our body has a particular range (about 10%) if weight it is comfortable in and therefore make it harder to lose and keep off a certain weight?

  • High metabolism theory
  • Set point theory
  • Dual model centre of feeding
  • Biological theory


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