It’s time to talk about the F-word. You know, that word that’s loaded with so much negative connotation. It’s a word that nobody really wants to say, but sometimes there’s just no way around it. We’re, of course, talking about the word fat. You probably have no clue why you can’t shed those extra pounds. And that’s because you haven’t pin-pointed that one thing that is keeping you from slimming down.
We have a couple ideas as to what is making you F-A-T.
It’s because of your sense of smell!
Yes, you read that correctly. The good people at the University of California at Berkeley did a study on how weight gain is connected to simply smelling food. The study, which was done on mice, suggests that our sense of smell affects how our body burns calories. UC Berkeley’s website says the findings “point to a key connection between the olfactory or smell system and regions of the brain that regulate metabolism.”
Who would’ve thought it could potentially be your nose’s fault that you are fat?