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Friends in social networks will help you lose weight

The Internet can significantly help a person in his desire to lose those extra pounds, according to a study published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

During the study, scientists at Feinberg Medical School at Northwestern University found that online diets with a higher level of “social involvement” (which means that people did not forget to enter the social network, recorded their achievements and ) lost at least eight percent of their total body weight in just six months.

Conversely, the less users interacted with other members of the group, the less weight they lost. In general, those who did not communicate with others lost about five percent of their body weight within six months.

Those who regularly monitored their progress, lost weight more. This study showed that self-control was associated with weight loss, but even more can be lost thanks to people with a similar problem, writes

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