Q: One-third of all teen girls are on diets and more than 70% say they wish they could be thinner. We hear so much about how thin=healthy, thin=beautiful and thin=happy, but what's the REAL truth?
Is dieting a good idea or is it hazardous to your health?
A: "Dieting is so seductive. It gives us hope, the promise of weight loss and happiness. But it just doesn’t deliver on its promises," says Linda Bacon, Ph.D., a nutrition professor, eating disorders expert, and author of Health at Every Size.