The Dark Side Of Dieting: Risk Of Anorexia!!!

There is no diet that guarantees success! Diets can only make you feel unsuccessful, with less energy and constantly hungry.

In this article you can read about the dark side of dieting and the biggest danger that lurks behind them.

Young people of both sexes who aim to reduce weight in a short time are at the greatest risk.


A diet of 20 days can’t transform the body overnight and cover the bad effects of our long-term inactivity and passivity!

Very often, most of us think that the easiest approach to reduce weight are rigorous diets but they can make a physiological and psychological disturbance and cause eating disorders.

Don’t fall for the tricks that diets offer:

  • Quick results.
  • Claims that sound amazing.
  • There is bad and good food.
  • You should consume very few calories.
  • It is suggested to eat only a certain type of food.
  • The diet is based on some longitudinal research.


Anorexia is the most common and dangerous problem. This starts very innocently, wishing to lose weight to get the desired look of the body.

Then the person starts avoiding certain types of foods such as sweets, pasta and white bread, and gradually begins to shrink and reduce meals.

Very often this is not enough and the person begins extreme and strenuous exercise (gym, aerobics, running, swimming).

Gradually eating rituals, thought about the meals and the time spent in the exercise are the only focus of the person.


Characters that can alert for anorexia are:

  • Significant weight loss.
  • Reduced food intake, a ritual attitude towards food.
  • Denial of hunger.
  • Excessive exercise.
  • Distorted self-image.
  • The absence of the menstrual cycle (more than 3 months).
  • Dry, yellowish skin.
  • Cold hands and feet on normal room temperature.
  • Insomnia and fall of energy.
  • Irrationality of the seriousness of the situation and irritability.

Depression, anxiety and other disorders can often occur as a result of anorexia. Anorexia is a prison in which we ourselves are both the prisoner and the guard.

For the diagnosis of anorexia there is no specific criteria and treatment and the approach is multidisciplinary and requires continuous hard work with several experts.

Individual psychotherapy, family systemic psychotherapy and behavioral psychotherapy provide an especially good outcome.

Many people who have managed to overcome anorexia, now lead a healthy lifestyle, without dieting and practice some kind of sport.

Bodybuilding is often their choice. They gain discipline and the person is motivated for different purposes and acquires a different attitude towards food.