There is a somewhat timely article in yesterday’s New York Times – well, timely to me at the moment because I am dieting.
It recounts a Mayo Clinic experiment offering volunteers a chance to overeat their favorite foods, no exercise allowed. [Sounds pretty good to me.]
This was a highly controlled event that lasted 8 weeks.
The findings? Some people gained only 3 pounds, where others gained 16.
Why? The “lucky” ones – were fidgeters.
I think the title of the article sums it up pretty well – “Weight Watchers’ Tool – Plain Old Restlessness.”
Sigh. I am so not a fidgeter. Are you?