Food writing has evolved throughout the years; it began merely as a simple recipe, depicting instructions on how to create unique cuisines. However, as time progressed and as writing evolved, food has become not only a substance for survival, but also a cultural phenomenon. Food writing cannot be categorized as a genre itself, but an issue in which utilizes a wide range of subgenres. Such genres include: recipes, blogs, memoirs, food dieting, and reviews. Therefore, the dieting genre can be described as a distinct category of its own, in which it provokes and inform readers to physically react in order to better their physical and mental health. Thus, diets are designed to help individuals make changes in their usual eating habits or food selection. Some special diets involve changes in the overall diet, such as diets for people needing to gain or lose weight or eat more healthfully. Therefore, maintaining a healthy diet involves a balance of behavioral, psychological, environmental, and biological factors. Once these needs are fulfilled, then good and healthy behaviors of dieting are obtained, resulting in the gratitude of weight loss. The article, Dieting: Good Or Bad? Written by Maghan L. Butryn and Michael R. Lowe, depicts the difference of good dieting versus bad dieting. This article, through food writing, describes that dieting is at an alarming increase in the obesity epidemic, individuals are therefore resorting to dieting. Food writers, Butyn and Lowe inform and persuade readers, that in order to shed the pounds correctly one must diet correctly. However, in order to understand the effects of good and bad dieting, there must be a line of inquiry on the effectiveness of dieting. Thus, creating controversy on its influences on medical and psychiatric health. According to Meghan L. Butryn and Michael R. Lowe, in which informs the reader that “determining how “good” or “bad” dieting is involves three central issues: the effectiveness of dieting, its physical or biological effects, and its psychological effects” (Butryn, Lowe 184). Thus, both of these dietary writers imply the “cause and effect” rhetorical strategy; a writing strategy in which focuses on the reasons of an issue and the consequent effects. For example, both Lowe and Butryn set up a central focus on the effects of why dieting the correct way will help an individual lose weight. Furthermore, both Loew and Butryn indicate that there are several types of dieting: “dieting programs that are researched at university clinics, commercial dieting programs, and self-guided dieting” (Buytrn, Lowe pg. 185). However, they state “individuals who seek treatment from university-based clinics have more psychiatric problems and a longer history of unsuccessful dieting (Buytrn, Lowe pg. 185). The importance of this is that although there are several dieting techniques and methods, it does not necessarily mean that they are all beneficial. On the contrary, regardless of the weight-loss method, effect dieters eat low-fat, low-calorie diets, and engage in high levels of physical activity. Moreover, The National Weight Control Registry has stated “of over 5,000 individuals who have lost approximately 66 pounds and maintained that lost for approximately five years” (Butryn, Lowe pg. 186). As a result, both dietary writers provoke and inform readers that although there are several dieting methods, one must always maintain a low intake on calories and fats as well as maintaining a scheduled physical activity. Moreover, dietary food writing is depicted as a proposal to explain and induce readers to diet correctly. Additionally, Butryn’s and Lowe’s writing, inform readers that the physical effects of maintaining a diet correctly will retain a weight loss. They state “weight loss tends to produce changes in bodily functions that encourage weight regain” (Butrym, Lowe pg. 186). Informing readers that although the initial weight is lost, a correct diet continues after the…
• Each serving of food must be divided into half;
• Soups are independent meals and should be eaten separately from other foods;
• Never mix different type of protein in one meal (such as fish, meat and dairy);
• Use only low fat or fat free dairy products (including cheeses), always dilute milk with water or ice;
• Never add sugar or sugar substitutes to your drinks;
• Use only home made mayonnaise without egg yolks and salt;
• Do not use salt; substitute…
because they influence us on the actions we make and how we act. Living in a materialistic society causes individuals to develop a lack of understanding behind the true meaning that there is more to life than beauty, glamour, and acceptance by others. I agree with this, because people in today’s society tend to ignore the true meaning of happiness, and attempt to find that happiness from materialistic things. Money can only do so much to make someone happy in life. How can money buy you happiness…
THE PREVENTION OF OSTEOPOROSIS
SCIENTIFIC WRITING and CAREERS-
October 16, 2013
Osteoporosis is a common skeletal disorder that weakens the bones significantly. Osteoporosis affects every race, gender, and background. There are many new methods that have been introduced that aid in the prevention of osteoporosis. Some preventative measures include a healthy diet, exercise, and certain vitamins and medicines. Organizations have been created to help educate…
The Skinny on Fad Diets
You had to stay over at work, pick up the kids, taking them to their various activities, running through the drive through for a quick meal, and begin to unwind on the couch. You could have gone for a walk on your lunch break, hit the gym after work, and made a well-balanced meal for all to eat at the dinner table but with deadlines, a demanding job, and a family to raise with an even crazier schedule; by the end of…
Katniss says she doesn’t know what love is so she probably doesn’t know that she is actually in love. Love is like a coconut the more you smash it the closer it gets to its core so my point is that sooner or later katniss will stop holding back her true emotions and expose her love for Peeta.
Love is incredible; because when you are in love its like falling off of a mountain and never hitting the ground. When you are in love you have no control over your emotions and trust me you could kill yourself…
American diet. Many have died from cancers and a third from coronary heart disease. Can this all be happening because of the type of food we take in? Do whole food, plant diets have a better impact on our health then animal protein, high carbohydrate diet? Does the Atkins diet and South Beach diet ensure our health and will America ever determine their own lifestyle between their life and their death?
Other than the whole food, plant based diet and the animal protein, low carbohydrate diet, we have…
Eat to live, not live to eat.
13. Antiphrasis- The use of a word or phrase in a sense contrary to its normal meaning for ironic or humorous effect. Ex: I am but a child of ninety years.
14. Aphorism- A tersely phrased statement of a truth or opinion. Ex: War determines not who is right but who is left.
15. Colloquial- a Characteristic of or appropriate to the spoken language or to writing that seeks the effect of speech. Ex: I will fetch you a drink right now.
16. Conceit- a literary and rhetorical…
SAT Essay Happiness
The meaning of happiness is contentment and satisfaction. Finding true happiness is a worthy goal. The problem is many turn to material possessions to reach that goal. Even if that new car, diamond ring or cute outfit makes a person happy, it will be short lived and will leave them longing for the next high. The new car smell fades. The diamonds collect dust. The outfits become outdated. True long-lasting happiness comes from positive relationships, life…
Pi Illustrates His True Meaning of Religion
Religion has been a topic for heated debates for as long as mankind can remember. This book, The Life of Pi, strongly suggests many acts of God during Pi’s life which may be an explanation for the miracles that Pi is given throughout his story. It is a story written by Yann Martel back in 2001 which tells of a young man nicknamed Pi who faces horrific ordeals such as being stranded on a lifeboat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with wild animals but…