Are you being scolded by your friends often for being a selfie freak?
So next time they scold you, just let them know that it is scientifically proven that clicking selfie can help you lose weight.
Researchers at the University of Alicante in Colombia studied a group of 271 obese people who enrolled for a weight-loss programme. Their main agenda was to track the dieters and see what motivates them in achieving their weight loss goals.
They used diverse weekly measurements to follow the dieters’ progress and motivation throughout the 16-week programme, even measuring body mass index and waist-to-hip circumference ratio and followed goals through a food and weight-loss diary. The researchers took full-body photos of the contributors each week.
And what they found was that participants were more motivated after seeing their progress in pictures taken. The experiment made sense for the researchers and the participants that seeing the progress with their own eyes makes sweat all worth it.
A picture can be a brutally honest visual element to your weight loss data. It gives you a much better idea of how your body is looking, since in most are more concerned about how they look rather than achieving a mere number.
Even when you think you’ve reached the top of your own fitness goal, you’d be amazed by how much growth and changes you can still carry on to make over the years. Yet you’ll only know this if you keep taking selfies and keep comparing them over the following months and years.