New Science Research Says LOVE is The Best Diet.

The new year brings new possibilities as well as responsibilities. Are you looking to actually keep your New Year's resolution this year, and lose the weight you always say you will?

I believe you have it at the back of your mind that exercise and healthy eating habits are important—but as new research suggests, so too is staying away from people who label you Fat on different occasions.

According to a study published in the journal Personal Relationships, the messages you get from friends and family have a huge impact on your weight.

To prove this, researchers from the University of Waterloo in Canada measured the height and weight of a group of female participants, and asked them how they felt about their bodies.

About five months later, they asked them if friends, family, or romantic partners expressed any concerns about their weight. Three months after that, they checked if their weight or self-esteem had changed since the beginning of the study.

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In general, all participants gained weight. (Oh, well.) But, interestingly, women who were the most worried about their weight at the beginning of the study were the most influenced by their loved ones' opinions, and the scale showed it.
In Conclusion, If "vulnerable" women got positive messages(like how good they look when they smile), they were more likely to lose weight, or at least maintain the same weight. And if they got negative messages, they were more likely to gain weight.

"We all know someone who points out our weight gain or offers to help us lose weight," lead researcher Christine Logel said in a press release.

"These results suggest that these comments are misguided." Instead, hearing nice, encouraging words—more of a carrot than a stick approach—is more likely to help women succeed with their weight loss plans.
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