A recent research done on women claims that writing about virtues, values and beliefs can help you in shedding extra weight.
This study was done at University of Waterloo by Geoffrey L. Cohen of Stanford University and Christine Logel of Renison University College
The study revealed that women who write about things that are important to them are in a better position to lose weight as compared to those who do not do so.
The researchers took 45 undergraduates females with body mass index of 23 or above for the study purpose. They are divided in two groups.
The women in group I were told to write anything interesting for 15 minutes daily while the women of the second group were given chosen topics of other’s interest.
The study was done for four months.
It was noticed that the group I women loss 3.41 pounds on an average while second group females gained 2.76 pounds on an average.
Christine Logel said, “How we feel about ourselves can have a big effect. We think it sort of kicks off a recursive process.”
Writing about individual’s personal interest serves as a stress buster and reliever and imparts a feeling of satisfaction and gratification. This ultimately helps in reducing the craving for snacks caused by stress.