Weig Loss Diets Are All The Same Ethos Pathos Logos

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Have you ever watched a movie, tv show or short film that has enticed you to feel a certain way, provided pivotal information, or watched a documentary that was intriguing recently? Directors, script writers and authors attempt to appeal to the reader’s senses and emotional sides to get their points across and keep their intended audiences interested. Authors use ethos, logos, and pathos to connect their attended audience to their article or book. In “Weigh Loss Diets: Are They All the Same?” Foreyt uses all three appeals to keep his readers interested as well as educate them.
Ethos is ethical appeals that are based on the author. Ethical appeals cover the background as well as the knowledge and honesty of the writer. John P. Foreyt is the …show more content…

A worldwide health challenge is obesity and has been for the past thirty years. Foreyt (2010) explains that “in the United States the prevalence of obesity increased from 13.4% in 1980 to 33.8% in 2008 among adults and from 5% to 16.9% among children in the same time period.” “Sixty eight percent of all adults in the United States are either overweight or obese.” He wants his audience to understand the growing rates of obesity and how diets or lifestyle changes are crucial for those that fall into these percentages. The purpose of his article is to compare the two most popular diets used worldwide, and determine if they both give the same outcome or not. These two diets are low fat and low carbohydrate. Foreyt (2010) states that, “If followed with persistence, all weight loss diets can be successful.” “Calories are calories; only the caloric intake level has an effect on weight loss, not the source of the calories.” He also states later in the article that “studies suggest low carbohydrate diets initially result in more weight loss than low fat diets; however, over time the differences tend to narrow as weights begin to return to baseline.” Though there are many weight loss diets they all differ from what is consumed and how it affects the body. The outcome of the diets all comes down to the caloric intake. All diets, no matter which one, have some certain criteria to follow. Each one affects the body differently …show more content…

Foreyt (2010) states that “unfortunately, low fat diets seem to have done little to control the obesity epidemic.” “Newer nutritional approaches appear to be needed if obesity is ever going to be managed.” He also states that, “although there do not appear to be short-term effects of low-carbohydrate diets, their long-term effects on health are still controversial; additional studies are needed.” Even though the low carbohydrate diet might work well for a short amount of time, it might not be healthy to continue this diet for long periods of time. He is expressing concern, worried that diets are not going to be enough to beat the battle of obesity. Other concerns of diets are being in the real world like the “convenience, cost, variety, taste, and pleasure, satiety value, energy density, the metabolic responses elicited and other factors are major determinants of the actual amounts eaten and therefore the number of calories ingested.” like Foreyt (2010) states. It is very hard to stick with a diet by these factors though not impossible. It is known that no matter what diet is being done that if it is followed through with persistence there will be

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