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The TB Diet

by | 28th, January 2005

‘AS we can see by looking at photos of a slimline Tony Blair in Davos, talking about African poverty can really burn off those calories.

Tony shows how he lost billions of pounds

Should he and Bono ever reprise that hit by Toto and ”bless the rains down in Africa”, Tony might shed so much weight by singing and dancing that he comes to fully empathise with those he seeks to save.

But that for another time, because for now the Times reports that being like Tony and ”having ants in your pants” can help keep you slim.

A study by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has found that fidgeting and keeping on the go can keep you thin.

Scientists fitted underwear equipped with movement sensors onto the bodies of 20 sedentary people, half of whom were obese and half of whom were slim.

And it discovered that overweight people sat still for two-and-a-half hours longer each day than those of normal weight.

It seems that by walking, washing the dishes, talking and even chewing gum you can boost what Dr James Levine, who led the research team, calls ”non-exercise activity thermogenesis” or NEAT for short.

”Our study shows that the calories that people burn in their everyday activities – their NEAT – are far, far more important in obesity than previously imagined.”

So if you are gong to eat too much, then try to chew at least 1,000 times before swallowing.

And that goes for anyone chewing the fat with Tony Blair, too…’

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