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There is no doubt that scientists are very creative when talking about the research done to understand the process of weight loss.
It is clear that to lose weight you need to cut down on your calorie intake and increase your physical activity. This is never to be forgotten. However, controlling hunger, losing weight and maintaining the desired shape are not easy, and this is where the science gets involved.
Since the summer is here, here is look at some of the weirdest ways to lose weight or stay in shape that have come up over the past several years.
Mint Helps the Weight Loss Process
Research conducted on the University of Virginia had the research subjects split into 2 groups. The project lasted for 5 days and involved the subjects keeping a journal and carefully noting every meal and every time they felt hungry. One group was allowed to sniff mint every 2 hours. This strange experiment was ended with the conclusion that the group that sniffed mint ate less and was less hungry.
Red Plates Make you Lose Weight
The Swiss have done research whose goal was to see if the color of plates impacted the appetite and the amount of food that is eaten. They came to a surprising conclusion that stated that the test subjects for whom the food was served on red plates ate only about half of what the others did.
The assumption was that it is the same effect as a red light on a traffic sign – the red means stop.
Chocolate that Least to a Smaller Waist Gives Hope to those with a Sweet Tooth
This conclusion was reached by scientists working at the University of Granada that questioned adolescents that ate chocolate during the day. The results of the experiment speak to the effect that the young people who ate 46g of chocolate per day had a thinner waist and were generally slimmer than those who ate only 5g per day.
People who Pay Cash Buy More Healthy Food
At the end, people who pay cash seem to have a higher affection for buying healthy food.
An analysis of over 2000 students’ buying habits showed that paying in cash seemed to increase the chance of them buying healthy food by over 42%.
It is certain that in the future we will have even more astounding conclusions regarding weight loss, healthy food and excess weight, since the subject is very popular and always current, and with it always a challenge for scientists.