Friday, July 16, 2010

Writing to Lose Weight?


by G.Parker

I read something today that surprised me. There is a book out there that suggests you can lose weight by writing! The premise is apparently there was a study done that when this woman (who wrote the book) helped artists focus on creativity, she discovered they tended to lose weight.

Focusing on their creative side enabled them to find their real selves and overcome bad habits.

I thought that was interesting. So, if we really focus on our writing, perhaps we will lose the desire for chocolate? I'm not thinking that will work. I remember how it goes during the NaNoWriMo month, and while yes, I would momentarily lose appetite in my desire to get my word count up, I still wanted chocolate. But if I kept sugar free chocolate, or only dark chocolate, who knows?

She mentioned that the people she worked with counted words rather than calories. Since I watch calories and percentages, I'm wondering how that would work. Perhaps I would need to double my calories as word count, so I would need to reach 2600 calories a day. But would they need to be quality words? I need to have a balance of 40% protein to 40 % carbs and 20% fat. Would I need to specify that there was at least one solid chapter in those 2600 words? I'm not sure.

Anyway - it's a thought. Anything that combines my creative side with weight loss is a good thing. So perhaps I'll have to see how it works with painting...the problem is, I'm a fast painter. That could run into lots of money for canvas.

2 comments:

Jolene said...

The major flaw in this theory is that I write best when sitting next to dark chocolate almonds in a bowl...

FatMonster said...

I love dark chocolate almonds. It wouldn't be such a problem if they were low carb, sugar free dark chocolate almonds...