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Diet and Health.

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Diet and Health. Enjoying your food is perfectly normal, after all you need to eat to live. But occasionally, this natural pleasure can go wrong leading to problems known as eating disorders. Children and young people have many worries - school work, parents, fitting in with friends, coming to terms with growing up, not to mention the unreasonable pressure from society to have and to keep a slim figure. Some people use food as a way of dealing with there problems - they may refuse to eat properly because they want to stay thin, or they may eat for comfort - either way they become obsessed with food. Anorexia nervosa Anorexia comes from the Greek term for "loss of appetite" and involves problems maintaining a normal body weight all four symptoms above must be shown to make a diagnosis of this condition. Behavioral symptoms- a refusal to maintain a body weight normal for age and height (weight itself is less then 85% of what is expected) . Emotional symptoms- an intense fear of gaining weight, even though obviously under-weight Cognitive symptoms- distorted self-perception of body shape (over estimation of body size) ...read more.

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� Certain activities - include watching TV, driving a car � Feeling of pleasure self indulgence � Being concerned with ones image, how you look � Being concerned about having control over ones life, via your body Income, lifestyle and diet A person's income may affect what they eat as they may not be able to afford to eat every day or have a healthy diet that contains all of the dietary guidelines such as eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables the effects of this may be malnutrition, low immune system or obesity. A persons lifestyle may affect there diet as they could have a very demanding or busy job work long or anti social shifts and may not have time every day to cook themselves a meal they may be to tired or if they live alone feel there is no point cooking for one person. These types of people may suffer from a range of conditions such as low immune system, obesity, and malnutrition. People with a very busy lifestyle may eat a lot of fast foods and TV dinners there is a higher chance of food contamination and food poisoning. ...read more.

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Can I affect my performance by eating or drinking before an event? A marathon runner can lose 5 to 7 pounds of body weight during a race. For every 1% loss, it is suggested that core body temperature will rise. Therefore we need to replace water. Being thirsty is a sign of dehydration. This should be avoided by hydrating before, during and after the event. In conclusion, it is important to eat a balanced diet, both in terms of keeping fit or improving your sporting performance. It is essential that you eat the right nutrients that your body requires, even if your level of sporting performance is very casual. As well as having a balanced diet, you should also ensure that your output (e.g. exercise) is equal to what you are eating. None of these diets, such as the Atkins diet or the Pritikin diet will be beneficial to you as a sportsperson. All you need is a good balanced diet, with plenty of exercise. A balanced diet is: "The combination and proportions of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, roughage, water and essential minerals and vitamins which best provides for a sportspersons nutritional requirements ...read more.

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