Motivations for choosing a vegetarian diet.Some have suggested that there is a sub-group of vegetarians (mostly women) who choose a vegetarian diet mainly to lose weight. In a few cases, vegetarian diets have been associated with eating disorders eating disorders, in psychology, disorders in eating patterns that comprise four categories: anorexia nervosa, bulimia, rumination disorder, and pica. Anorexia nervosa is characterized by self-starvation to avoid obesity. like anorexia nervosa anorexia nervosa: see eating disorders.
Eating disorder, mostly in young women, characterized by a failure to maintain body weight at a normal level because of an intense desire to be thin, a fear of gaining weight, or a disturbance . One problem is that a number of studies examining eating behavior have combined so-called 'semi-vegetarians' (eating chicken and/or fish) and vegetarians (not eating any meat, chicken, or fish) into one group identified as 'vegetarian.' Researchers from the University of Colorado University of Colorado may refer to:
Vegetarians were more likely than 'semi-vegetarians' to say that ethical and/or political reasons were a primary motivation for their food choices. 'Semi-vegetarians' were more likely to be motivated by weight concerns. Both 'semi-vegetarians' and non-vegetarians had higher levels of dietary restraint than did vegetarians. The researchers conclude that the higher levels of dietary restraint seen in 'semi-vegetarians' suggest that they are at higher risk for harmful eating disorders than the vegetarian women. This study illustrates the importance of differentiating between true vegetarians and 'semi-vegetarians' when examining eating behaviors.
Curtis MJ, Comer LK. 2006. Vegetarianism vegetarianism, theory and practice of eating only fruits and vegetables, thus excluding animal flesh, fish, or fowl and often butter, eggs, and milk. In a strict vegetarian, or vegan, diet (i.e. , dietary restraint and feminist identity. Eating Behav 7:91-104.
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