into_the_sun (into_the_sun) wrote in polloftheday,
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Diets

After discussing diets with some dieticians and nutritionists, I came up with the following questions to see how closely the "public" agrees with the "specialists."

Are you actively on a diet?

Yes
8(7.4%)
Sort of...
42(38.9%)
No
57(52.8%)
A what?
1(0.9%)

Have you ever been on a diet?

Yes
48(44.4%)
Sort of...
36(33.3%)
No
23(21.3%)
A what?
1(0.9%)

If you have been/are on a diet, which of the following dieting methods have you tried?

making it up as you go along or independently creating a diet plan
51(49.0%)
attending a support group (such as Weight Watchers, etc.)
4(3.8%)
following a diet plan (such as South Beach, Atkins, etc.)
1(1.0%)
other (elaborate in the comments if you like)
6(5.8%)
N/A
16(15.4%)

Do you agree with any of the following statements?

Dieting is largely unnecessary and people just need to get more exercise.
0(0.0%)
Dieting alone can control most people's weight problems.
0(0.0%)
Healthy eating strategies should be taught in public school's health classes.
1(0.9%)
Dieting alone is not enough to control most people's weight problems.
1(0.9%)
Diet pills are the best way to lose weight and keep it off.
0(0.0%)
Dieting is good for the short term, but it is useless if the person does not learn how to eat properly after they have reached their desired weight.
0(0.0%)
Dieting is a dangerous fad.
0(0.0%)
Dieting should not be encouraged as it could lead to eating disorders.
0(0.0%)
Everyone should go on a diet at some point in their life.
0(0.0%)
Diets are largely unnecessary; learning how to properly nourish your body is much more effective and appropriate.
0(0.0%)
Many dieting strategies cause more harm to the body than good.
0(0.0%)
Some people are incapable of staying on a diet plan.
0(0.0%)
People who cannot diet should be ridiculed for their lack of self-control
0(0.0%)
Using no-calorie or low-calorie substitutes is a good way to lose weight.
0(0.0%)
Using no-calorie or low-calorie substitutes is generally not a good way to lose weight.
0(0.0%)


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