Weight Cutting: The deadly diet fad

Weight cutting. What is it? Why do so many people hate it? And will it become the next big toxic diet-culture trend?

If you follow MMA, or any sport which involves an advertised weigh in, then you will likely know of the phrase ‘weight cutting’. If not, then this term refers to a short period of time in which athletes go through a potentially lethal weight loss regiment, with the aim of fitting into a specific weight-focused category. This could be light, middle or heavy weight depending upon the sport. And just to make things slightly more complicated, each sport has…