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There are a few possible motivations for starting a diet. Actually being overweight. While this may seem a good reason for a child to be on a diet, it's actually still not highly advisable. Restricting calorie intake and snacks can lead to an unhealthy relationship with food and poor self-image in the long term, and raise the risk of eating disorders. ...


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Supposing you're talking about a kid like 10 years old or so. A point where they need their nutrition, but you can see they're on the slope to a bad weight and possible ridicule in middle and high school... I'd say you shouldn't think of it as a diet more so than a change in habits. Typically, people think of a diet as a temporary and radical change in food ...


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What are some reasons that a young person might go on a diet? I think the most common reason is "for fun". They hear about it in the media and want to try it out. This kind of dieting usually doesn't last long, and, even when in full force, it rarely excludes desserts or sweets. Even a young person may be genuinely overweight. Subject to peer or ...



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