Classification Essay -Three Types of Dieters

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A gloomy fact in American society remains that thousands of people search for the intangible dream of being thin. On any given day, one finds neighbors, friends, and relatives on some sort of diet. Dieters assume various disguises, but the noteworthy ones transpire, the "bandwagoneer," the "promise maker” and the "lethal loser."
People want to lose weight quickly and effortlessly, therefore, any fad diet promising overnight results attract the "bandwagoneer." People try the grapefruit diet or the watermelon diet, but they decide their stomach cannot possibly deal with all of that fruit. The next day the television advertises a new wonder pill that allows the user to lose up to ten pounds in one week, and the "bandwagoneer" answers the
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Some women become "promise makers" during their pregnancies, and they broadcast to all within hearing distance that they will lose the extra pounds as soon after the birth of the baby. The "tomorrow promise maker" and the "Monday promise makers", dieters with whom most people remain familiar with and whose excuses they know, cannot keep their promises. The "promise makers" always start their diets tomorrow, after one last, scrumptious dinner--their favorite meal of course! The "Monday promise maker" can last through lunch, but by dinner he or she cannot take their hunger pains any longer. They decide there always remains another Monday, furthermore, they eat all week, like a bear preparing for winter hibernation, in preparation for their Monday fast. Friends and relatives, not fooled by the "promise maker" but saddened that their attempts at weight loss remain unsuccessful, lose faith in the “promise maker” and see nothing but heartache ahead.
The most tragic dieters in American society befall, the "lethal losers," young people following a self-destructive path. Characteristically, this dieter, a young woman with low self-esteem, comes from a middle income family . While in her teens, the young lady decides to shed some unwanted pounds, and, much to her surprise, she loses the extra weight quickly. She attends a party with friends, overeats on junk food and decides to "rid" her…