I saw this wonderful article today in the Daily Mail titled – ‘Positive shrinking: Writing about the things that mean most can help us lose weight’.
The secret to slimming could be as simple as picking up a pen and writing.
In a remarkable indication of the potential power of positive thinking in dieting, researchers found that women who wrote about what meant most to them each day lost significantly more weight than those who didn’t.
A study by America’s Stanford University and Renford University College in Canada recruited 45 undergraduates, none of who were thin and about 60 per cent of them technically overweight or obese.
Half of them were told to write for 15 minutes each day about the things in life they particularly valued, such as music, politics, and relationships with friends and family.
The remaining women were told to write instead about something that didn’t matter to them.
When the women were weighed again four months later, the first group had lost an average of 3.4 pounds while the others had put on 2.7 pounds – a more usual weight gain among students.
Seemly this only really works in women so come on ladies, get those pens out and start writing.