Lose Weight by Helping Others?

Findings of a recent study show that helping others lights up your brain the same way that sex and food do.  Wow!  Sounds like a good possibility that good deeds just might help some people lose weight by substituting the emotional high of eating with the good feelings that come from acts of kindness.   There is certainly no down side to trying!  (Hmmm – would this also be a good substitute for Tiger Woods’ “high of choice” . . . ??  Just a thought.)  I am not trying to lose weight, but I know I do feel better (more healthy and balanced overall) when I feel I’ve been helpful to someone else.  I am all for developing a repertoire of activities that strengthen emotional well-being.  Anything that can do that is certainly going to be helpful for attaining/maintaining a healthy weight.  Comments?  Experiences?


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