Current Issues in Food: Dietary advice in the media. By: Charlotte Harrison Suzannah Woodhead. Contents. Introduction Sources of information Media pressure for woman to be thin Information provided in magazines Diets portrayed in the media Discussion Conclusion References.
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By: Charlotte Harrison
Designated web pages
Bill boardsSources of information
The articles focus mainly on losing weight, healthy eating, and food facts.
The advice given is not always necessarily eye catching and is aimed towards people that are interested in it. For example, if a woman that is overweight, but doesn’t want to lose weight, she may skip the article as she may feel it is not relevant to her.
Articles aimed at people to eat healthily are generally found in magazines aimed at people to lose weight. These should be found in all magazines to emphasise that we should be eating healthier diets.Information provided in magazines
2. Caloric and fat content in foods
3. Healthy foods
4. Slimming methods
1. The Dr Atkins diet
Simple and easy
Weight loss does occur
High protein overworks kidneys
Increase in risk of CVD’s
Not suitable for every individual, e.g. not suitable for diabetics or vegetariansDiets portrayed in the mediaThere are many advantages and disadvantages of the Dr Akins diet
2. Cabbage soup diet
Easy to do
Does cause weight loss
Very low calorie content, can lead to changes in physiological processes.
Does not provide sufficient amounts of vitamins and minerals
Negative nitrogen balanceDiets portrayed in the mediaThere are many advantages and disadvantages of the cabbage soup diet
3. The Beverly Hills diet
No calorie counting
The outcome is a balanced diet
Very time consuming
Dangerously low in protein
Inadequate calorie intake in days 0-10.
Therefore lethargy and effects on physiological processes
This is also true of vitamins and mineralsDiets portrayed in the mediaThere are many advantages and disadvantages in the Beverly Hills diet
Weight loss occurs
Receive recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C
Low amount of calories consumed effecting physiological processes
Very restrictiveDiets portrayed in the mediaThere are many advantages and disadvantages in the grapefruit diet
Simple to follow
Will lose weight
Very low calorie diets have effect on physiological processes
No complex carbohydrates
Little fat and protein
Lack of food consumption causes disorientation and weaknessDiets portrayed in the mediaThere are many advantages and disadvantages in juice fasts
6. The Pritkin diet
No calorie counting
Portions are not controlled
Encourages the consumption of less fat and more fruit, veg and whole grain.
People may overeat
Temptation to consume fatty foods
Can be low in essential vitamins and mineralsDiets portrayed in the mediaThere are many advantages and disadvantages in the Pritkin diet
No calorie counting
Can eat unlimited quantities of some foods to control hunger
Weight loss can be impressive
Includes optional exercise plan
Difficult to cut out fat in the diet.
ExpensiveDiets portrayed in the mediaThere are many advantages and disadvantages in the Rosemary Conley’s hip and thigh diet
Improves lifestyle factors, and provides an exercise plan to maintain the weight lost
Have advisor available online and by telephone
Provides well balanced diet
Weight loss occurs at a reasonable rate
Shakes may not be enjoyable for everyone
May become monotonousDiets portrayed in the mediaThere are many advantages and disadvantages in the slim fast plan
Accurate dietary advicefor healthy eating and healthy weight loss according to Whitney et al (1998) is: