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How crash diets affect the body – Ebonie’s story
The story of Ebonie, who goes on a crash diet in order to lose weight for her holiday. During the course of her diet, a specialist monitors Ebonie's weight loss and body fat. The effect of crash dieting on her body is described and explained by the specialist. Ebonie describes her own feelings during the course of the diet. The benefits of longer-term balanced diets, combined with exercise, for weight loss are explained. There is discussion around body image and young people and a sequence explaining how alcohol consumption and diet can lead to weight gain.First broadcast in the Learning Zone on BBC2 in December 2012 as part of the programme Body Matters.
Could be used to raise greater understanding about how to maintain a healthy weight. It could also be used to stimulate discussion about weight and weight loss. An animated sequence explains metabolism of alcohol which could be useful in Biology.
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