Large Social Circle, Small Waistline

Growing your circle of friends could shrink your waistline.

When mice were moved from an environment where they had few pals to one they shared with 15 to 20 rodent roommates, they shed 50 percent of their belly fat within four weeks, reports the journal Cell Metabolism.

Somehow the more engaging environment caused white fat – the stuff that causes pudge – to turn into brown fat, a type that burns calories. (Humans also have both kinds.) More research is needed to determine why this happens, but stepping up your social life might pay off on the scale.

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Comments to Large Social Circle, Small Waistline

  • by others here. For every gram of dirtaey fiber consumed, you will flush 7 calories from your system through elimination.If you were to eat a normal amount of food (good food) say 2000 calories,but 40 grams of fiber, say a orange(10gr) apple(5gra) wholebread(5gr per slice=10), maybe fiber snack bar(10) pear(5) just example, you also eat a small amount of protien (chicken, fish etc, no skin) ok so now you formulate the grams of fiber at 40grams, 40 times 7 =280,,,,,,,,ok calorie intake is 2000,,,,,,, 2000 minus 280(calories lost through stool elimination) equals1720 calories . You do however still need to burn those calories through some sort of movement, housework, excersize, etc, whatever you normally do, for every movement theres a certain amount of calorie loss(ok not really loss, but use.) Also eating small portions several times a day helps, eat some thing every two to three hours during the day, it keeps the metabolism working throuhout the entire day, so the body constantly burns calories.

    Carlos 17/09/2015 3:16 pm Reply

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