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How susceptible can a person who is on a diet be to an eating disorder?

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2008-09-05 00:00:09
2008-09-05 00:00:09

Millions of people go on diets, as noted by the amount of Dieting Books, that are on the shelves of bookstores. The diet industry is getting rich because people want to lose weight.

Most just want to lose weight to fit into their clothes, or lose it after they have a baby.

It is those that are not overweight, but of normal weight, that look at themselves and see themselves as obese, and go on a strict almost starvation diet, who are prone to having an eating disorder.

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