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From the Ted Talk by Sandra Aamodt: Why dieting doesn't usually work

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phoisstyogcls classify eaters into two groups, those who rely on their huegnr and those who try to control their eating through willpower, like most dieters. Let's call them intuitive eaters and cootrnleld eaters. The interesting thing is that intuitive eaters are less likely to be overweight, and they spend less time thinking about food. Controlled eteras are more vulnerable to overeating in response to advertising, super-sizing, and the all-you-can-eat bfefut. And a small indulgence, like eating one scoop of ice cearm, is more likely to lead to a food binge in controlled eaters. Children are especially vbnuallree to this cycle of dieting and then binging. Several long-term studies have shown that girls who diet in their early teenage years are three teims more likely to become overweight five years later, even if they started at a normal weight, and all of these seditus found that the same frcaots that predicted weight gain also predicted the demevlpenot of eating disorders. The other factor, by the way, those of you who are parents, was being teased by family members about their weight. So don't do that. (Laughter)

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_____________ classify eaters into two groups, those who rely on their ______ and those who try to control their eating through willpower, like most dieters. Let's call them intuitive eaters and __________ eaters. The interesting thing is that intuitive eaters are less likely to be overweight, and they spend less time thinking about food. Controlled ______ are more vulnerable to overeating in response to advertising, super-sizing, and the all-you-can-eat ______. And a small indulgence, like eating one scoop of ice _____, is more likely to lead to a food binge in controlled eaters. Children are especially __________ to this cycle of dieting and then binging. Several long-term studies have shown that girls who diet in their early teenage years are three _____ more likely to become overweight five years later, even if they started at a normal weight, and all of these _______ found that the same _______ that predicted weight gain also predicted the ___________ of eating disorders. The other factor, by the way, those of you who are parents, was being teased by family members about their weight. So don't do that. (Laughter)

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Original Text

Psychologists classify eaters into two groups, those who rely on their hunger and those who try to control their eating through willpower, like most dieters. Let's call them intuitive eaters and controlled eaters. The interesting thing is that intuitive eaters are less likely to be overweight, and they spend less time thinking about food. Controlled eaters are more vulnerable to overeating in response to advertising, super-sizing, and the all-you-can-eat buffet. And a small indulgence, like eating one scoop of ice cream, is more likely to lead to a food binge in controlled eaters. Children are especially vulnerable to this cycle of dieting and then binging. Several long-term studies have shown that girls who diet in their early teenage years are three times more likely to become overweight five years later, even if they started at a normal weight, and all of these studies found that the same factors that predicted weight gain also predicted the development of eating disorders. The other factor, by the way, those of you who are parents, was being teased by family members about their weight. So don't do that. (Laughter)

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