Have you ever seen a fat San Francisco 49ers fan? Dallas Cowboys? Pittsburgh Steelers? New England Patriots? Yes? Well crap – okay, maybe this suggestion doesn’t hold as much weight (see what I did there?! *high five*) as originally thought, but a recent study in the academic journal Psychological Science came to the conclusion that if your favorite NFL team stinks, you probably have a bigger belly than your winning counterparts.
Don’t believe me? Ask the study head, Professor Pierre Chandon:
“One day after a defeat, Americans eat 16 percent more saturated fat, and 10 percent more calories. But on the day after a victory of their favorite team, then it’s the opposite. They eat more healthily. They eat 9 percent less saturated fat, and 5 percent fewer calories. There was no effect in cities without a team or with a team that didn’t play.”
Thankfully I don’t have to worry about such nonsense as when my team loses, I just opt to run in front of traffic.
Drinking through a straw really keeps the weight down.
H/T For the Win