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A Simple Diet to Help People Struggling with Anorexia and Bulimia

A new diet enables people to maintain their ideal weight to a specific pound indefinitely as long as one tracks calorie consumption.

    /24-7PressRelease/ - Tucson, AZ, July 07, 2008 - The Centers for Disease Control discusses the importance of having a healthy weight on their website ( They reference Body Mass Index or BMI to determine a person's healthy weight. BMI is calculated by dividing a person's weight in kilograms by the person's height in meters twice (kg/m2). Normal weight is defined by a BMI range of 18.5 to 24.9. The following are healthy weight ranges for adults, 19 years and older:

57 inches = 86 to 116 lbs
58 inches = 89 to 120 lbs
59 inches = 92 to 124 lbs
60 inches = 95 to 128 lbs
61 inches = 98 to 132 lbs
62 inches = 101 to 137 lbs
63 inches = 104 to 141 lbs
64 inches = 108 to 146 lbs
65 inches = 111 to 150 lbs
66 inches = 115 to 155 lbs
67 inches = 118 to 159 lbs
68 inches = 122 to 164 lbs
69 inches = 125 to 168 lbs
70 inches = 129 to 173 lbs
71 inches = 132 to 178 lbs
72 inches = 136 to 183 lbs
73 inches = 139 to 188 lbs
74 inches = 143 to 193 lbs
75 inches = 147 to 198 lbs
76 inches = 151 to 204 lbs
77 inches = 155 to 209 lbs

Those that struggle with anorexia and bulimia generally do so to control their weight. These individuals do not get all their required nutrients though because of starvation or purging. They are at risk of damaging their internal organs, muscle weakening or esophagus deterioration.

The Pen and Paper Diet, a new book by Michael Dow, provides a simple way for any adult of any age and activity level to control their weight to a specific pound indefinitely. This can be done as long as individuals track calorie consumption. "If a person consumes the appropriate amount of calories for one's height, age, sex, activity level and weight, then one can maintain their ideal weight," says Dow.

"This diet will be ideal for those that struggle with anorexia and bulimia because it can enable these individuals to maintain their weight at the low end of BMI like they would prefer while digesting their food," Dow says.

Dow says the book is based on science because "it uses research about estimated calorie requirements for people with different physical activity levels from the National Academy of Sciences. Also, total calorie content about the majority of the world's foods and many beverages are provided in the book to assist in tracking calorie consumption which was obtained from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)."

"This diet is unique in that the book provides all the tools the general public needs to control one's weight," says Dow. He says that people with all educational backgrounds have understood the concepts in the book [from a high school dropout (non-GED) to an MD]. Also, a local physician has started selling the book in his clinic.

The book retails for US$14.95 and is currently available at The book is also available with online retailers (i.e.,, etc.) and will be available in stores soon.

An expanded edition (US$39.95) has also been published which provides all calculations for estimated calorie requirements for adults from age 19 to 84. This edition was intended for Health Professionals that deal with many people in regards to weight concerns. The basic edition requires an individual to perform several basic math calculations to determine their estimated calorie requirement. The book has been translated into Spanish and is also available in a generic international version (Metric Edition).

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