We all know that dieting is hard, and that even after a diet, people are still likely to want to eat more.
But what if you could simply put that desire into practice?
That’s what the latest research from the University of Southern California suggests.
They conducted a study with participants in which they tried to lose 10 percent of their body weight and found that eating a balanced diet made them significantly happier.
What’s more, the study suggests that people with a healthy diet have a significantly higher life satisfaction than those with a less healthy diet.
The study is published in the journal PLOS ONE.
Here’s how the researchers described the results: …[T]he majority of subjects were satisfied with their lives.
… [W]e found that in participants who had completed the LDI, they reported significantly higher happiness levels and a significantly lower level of stress than those who did not.
The researchers conclude that the LDTIs can be used as a tool to help individuals improve their mental health and physical well-being, as well as to promote physical fitness.
“This study demonstrates that LDTI can be a promising tool to assist individuals in achieving and maintaining health,” lead author Dr. John A. Buhler, an associate professor in the USC Department of Health Sciences, said in a statement.
“The LDT is a novel approach to achieving a more fulfilling and healthy life through a reduction in body weight, which is associated with improved mental health.”
You can read the full study on their website.
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