Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Great Safflower Experiment--Belly Fat Be Gone!

I read results from a recent experiment at Ohio State University in which safflower oil was seen to reduce belly fat among women with type 2 diabetes. According to the report, the women added close to 2 tsp. of safflower oil per day to their diet. The oil seemed to help their bodies target the belly fat to be burned first, thus reducing the inches of fat on their tummies. This also helped to control their blood sugars.

I'm thinking as I read this: "Are you kidding me? For less than $6 I can try something that has been shown to work in a research project?" Yes. So today I bought myself a bottle of safflower oil and added 2 teaspoons to my pasta salad. I decided to create a ticker to keep track of how many days I'll be trying this experiment. I'm not going to tell you how many inches I'm starting with, but I WILL post any lost inches on here.

My birthday is exactly 14 days from today so I figure that will be a good time to report my own results. If it works, what an awesome b-day present I'll be giving myself! Stay tuned--I'll blog about any results--good or bad--that comes from this not-so-very scientific, but oh-so-fun experiment!


Andrea said...

I am very interested in your results.
Blessings and prayers,

Joanne Sher said...

Oooh - cool :) Praying you through. Will be watching!

Yvonne Blake said...

I hope it works, Dee!

Dee Yoder said...

I'll be sure to blog about the results! At least the oil tastes just like vegetable oil. (;

groovyinclinations said...

Great! And, an update please? Happy New Year!!