Essay on The Media Influences Diet Choices

774 Words Nov 19th, 2014 4 Pages
What one consumes daily affects their health in various ways. There are numerous factors that influence ones diet such as emotions, body image, and convince. The media influences diet choices as well providing television commercial, magazine articles, books, and other dieting fads, tips, and tricks. People want to lose weight fast without being uncomfortable with lifestyle changes that come along with it. One of these books is Marilu Henner’s Total Health Makeover ten steps to your B.E.S.T. (Balance, energy, stamina, and toxin-free) Body written by Marilu Henner and Laura Morton.

Henner’s book is easy to follow and to understand. The book is focused on becoming a healthier individual through life style changes instead of losing weight quickly. This plan is meant to be a permanent diet and life style change. Henner talks about balancing the foods one consumes. She has a scale which includes expansive and contractive foods then breaks it down into plant derivatives, plant foods, and contractive foods. During this chapter the main focus is on balancing ones diet which we know is essential to overall health. The information on balancing includes dieting planning principles in which the text book includes like adequacy, kcalorie control, nutrient density, moderation, and variety. Henner educates her readers about the dangers of processed foods specifically chemicals, additives, and preservatives. She also places value on eating organically. Breaking addiction to caffeine and…

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