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Girlie’s night outs- A major Diet Buster

Submitted by on August 9, 2009 – 6:04 amNo Comment




Hail ho to Women power with girlie bonding being the ultimate stress reliever where one can just chill out and have an enjoyable time. But here’s a bummer, a latest study has revealed that women brigade getting together over meals can actually take a toll on the waistline.

Women that ate in the company of other women had a noted tendency to devour more calories. It especially stands factual in the case of the cavorting ladies night out amongst singleton and married women, wherein the presence of a big group of same sex buddies may influence one to chomp down more calories with the food choices they opted for.

However, those women that consumed meals in smaller same sex batches or with a male companion were found to eat rather less quantities. In the case of men conversely, neither the friends circle’s gender nor number appeared to make any marked difference to their eating habit.

The detailed study was carried out on close to five hundred college goers who ate at cafeterias at McMaster University located in Ontario, Canada and Hamilton by Meredith Young who is a PhD, assistant professor at McGill University.

Young’s research team discovered that the overall calorie intake of men during meals was higher than that of women. Also, an interesting find was that when two same sex individuals ate together they consumed about the similar number of calories, while women who ate with men consumed less especially in a date situation. Another finding was that women who ate with a mixed friends circle also consumed less food in comparison to when women ate with other women companions.

The calorie intake of women was found to be inversely proportional to the number of male companions in the group. While it was observed that larger the women circle they ate out with, the more they consumed.

A premise has been drawn by the research that states that women wanted to look more appealing to the opposite sex or probable date mate who was sitting at the table by aiming to pose an image of self control and being feminine. A common perception is that slim women or those who ate less are viewed as more eye-catching.

Even in overweight kids of ages of nine to fifteen that ate with other similarly obese children, a pal or not, consumed more than when an obese child ate with a non-obese child.

A basic observation was that eating out with same sex pal who has been close to you tends to let your inhibitions down, thus many times leading to overeating.

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