IELTS Essay Sample Answer # Dieting

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

Dieting can change a persons life for better or can ruin their health forever.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Write at least 250 words.


With the life style of people becoming more hectic an increasing number of people have either become overweight or obese. There are even some who want to be slim or fit as their favorite stars or modes. In all, dieting has become a notion that most people tend to do, either for short time or long period. Although some believe that dieting causes various health issues, others are of opposite opinion. According to me, it is more about being healthy than being slim.

Dieting surely has some great benefits. Firstly, it increases the life expectancy of an individual. For instance, a person who goes on a diet and eats only healthy foods surely has more years to live as they tend to have a stronger immune system. Secondly, one feels more energy when dieting. Although it might seem opposite, but eating the right foods, helps in storing energy for a longer period of time. Even more, it helps in gaining confidence. If a person’s body is fit he or she is more likely to be confident.



On the other hand, excessive dieting causes serious issues. The major threat being to health. Most people think that dieting means not eating food, rather it is about eating the right ones. So, the people who stop eating food, tend to lose on the calories required by the body to do daily activities.

To sum up, if dieting is done to reduce weight and improve overall health, it surely is advantageous but mindless dieting leads to serious threats.


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