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Unit 20 :
Share your thoughts or experiences about the topics.
Be creative and make an interesting conversation with your tutor!
People diet for many reasons. Some has an unhealthy weight and need to pay closer attention to their eating and exercise habits. Some play sports and want to be in top of physical condition. Others may think they would look and feel better if they loose a few pounds. How about you? Have you ever been on a diet?
Read the article with your teacher.
If you are overweight, losing just 5 to 10 percent of your body weight can positively affect your health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The most common reason for going on a diet is to lose weight. Eat fewer calories than you use during the day and you’ll lose weight. Add in exercise and you may also be able to improve your body composition, since the exercise will help you maintain your muscle so you lose mostly fat.
Lower Blood Pressure
Weight loss may help you lower your blood pressure levels, according to a study published in “Diabetes Care” in July 2011.
Not only will you look better, but you may also feel better if you lose weight. Studies performed using participants of the National Weight Control Registry have found that weight loss may also lead to improvements in mood.
Source : healthyeating.sfgate.com
Share your ideas with your tutor by answering the questions.
1.Have you ever been on a diet?
2.What is the best way to diet?
3.Do you think dieting can be dangerous?
4.Do you think people who are fat can be happy?
5.Is there a difference between being thin and being healthy? Which one is better?
6.Do you think there is more pressure now for teens to look slimmer?