This paper extends a previous qualitative research on female yo-yo dieters/weight cyclers in the UK. Out of nine participants in the previous study, this investigation has made use of feminist perspectives to further analyze the data of four participants that was previously derived via thematic analysis. Feminist analysis revealed that initiation of frequent dieting episodes is not merely to lose weight; rather complex control and identity issues as well as negative emotions play a role in triggering yo-yo dieting in some women. Furthermore, the similarity of these manifestations to eating disorders is discussed.
Qazi, Huda Iqbal Ahmed
Facts behind the Façade: Is There More to Dieting Than Meets the Eye?.
Journal of International Women's Studies, 16(2), 361-375.
Available at: http://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol16/iss2/23