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    Facebook makes you fat

    Facebook makes you fat


    Published: !important]20 December, 2012, 21:12




    For those looking to lose weight, take note: a new study found that using the social networking site Facebook lowers people’s self-control, making them more likely to gain weight, spend more money and have lower credit scores.


    Reuters / Thomas Hodel


    Facebook members who use the network to keep in touch with close friends tend to care about what these friends think and are likely to see a boost in self-esteem. But this increase in self-worth alters users’ consumer behavior, causing them to grab an unhealthy snack or make more expensive purchases.
    “Because consumers care about the images they present to close friends, social network use enhances self-esteem in users who are focused on close friends while browsing their social network. This momentary increase in self-esteem leads them to display less self-control after browsing a social network,” wrote research authors Dr. Keith Wilcox and Dr. Andrew T. Stephen of the University of Pittsburg.
    The two researchers, who are both professors of marketing, conducted five studies on 100 Facebook users to determine how use of the social media giant affected the lifestyles of the study participants. Those who spent more time on Facebook generally had a higher body mass index, increased levels of binge eating, higher levels of credit card debt and a lower credit score. One particular study found that those who browsed Facebook for five minutes were more likely to choose a chocolate-chip cookie over a granola bar as a snack.
    While Facebook may boost self-esteem by making users feel popular or happy about their image, the good feelings may not be worth the consequences. Wilcox calls the crash in self-control, which leads to impulse decisions, the ‘Facebook effect’. This effect is most pronounced among those whose social networks are made up of very close friends and who receive encouragement in the form of “likes” and comments.
    But a loss of self-control isn’t the only consequence of spending too much time on Facebook. Users are more likely to act rudely online or lash out at others over a disagreement, in a manner that the researchers concluded was similar to those impaired by alcohol.
    “Think of it as a licensing effect: You feel good about yourself so you feel a sense of entitlement,” Wilcox told the Wall Street Journal earlier this year. “And you want to protect that enhanced view, which might be why people are lashing out so strongly at others who don’t share their opinions.”
    And if weight gain, rude behavior, credit card debt and low credit scores aren’t enough to convince users of the negative effects of Facebook, a second study shows that Facebook users are more likely to suffer from psychotic episodes. By seeking comfort in virtual relationships, some users who are predisposed to mental health issues may develop delusions regarding their connections with the people they virtually interact with and can cause insensitive behavior, according to researcher Dr. Uri Nitzan from Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine.

    But for most users, loss of self-control is the more serious concern. Results of the study will be published in the June 2013 issue of the Journal of Consumer Research.
    http://rt.com/usa/news/facebook-soci...ly-credit-498/

    Sitting at anything for a long spell would make you fat... Facebook on the other hands make you think you are interconnected to everyone in the world and that is so false
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    I spend so much more time playing video games then I ever would looking at peoples stupid posts on Facebook. And I am very fit.

    Consider this myth, BUSTED!

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    I'm on Facebook all the time and I am fitter than I was when I was younger before the days of Facebook. I've lost weight and gained muscle...so this is bull$#@!.
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    That is not true for sure. When i had FB long time ago, i used it to start a workout with my friends so that we wouldn't just sit on our asses all day long!!

    I deem this article false.




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    since ive stopped using FB everyday like i used to i lost 7 pounds LMAO this has to be true LMAO

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    I generally like to think it is the $#@! you shove in your face that makes you fat. But that is just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethal_NFS View Post
    I generally like to think it is the $#@! you shove in your face that makes you fat. But that is just me.
    Man Lethal you dont know wtf your talking about bro LMAO j/k

    I need to def start eating healthier....I live a fast life with fast food lol

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    I remember I used to go on facebook alot lmao..F that..

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    I used to be on that $#@! updated it everyday I maybe post once or twice a month now lol

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    I was the same as I was on Facebook and the same when I stop using it.... Still in the shape I am happy with
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethal_NFS View Post
    I generally like to think it is the $#@! you shove in your face that makes you fat. But that is just me.
    But..but that doesn't make for an interesting headline! Gotta blame something else than the food someone eats and their level of physical activity.

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    I blame it on Facebook
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    Why do you guys think it applies to you? People can become obsessed with facebook, neglecting other parts of their lives.

    My name isn't a misspelled Nazi,god****.

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    I have a facebook and have lost 8.8kgs in the last 3 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naxi View Post
    Why do you guys think it applies to you? People can become obsessed with facebook, neglecting other parts of their lives.
    Yep the $#@! and the Virginia, these make you lose a lot of weight
    Last edited by claud3; 12-21-2012 at 21:36.
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