Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Author claims writing can aid in process of healthy dieting

Composing said to help face emotions, healthier than consuming foods

Want to keep the "Freshman 15" a myth? Well, look no further than the nearest…pencil?

Author Julia Cameron claims writing can actually lead to healthier lifestyles, working in very similar ways as diets.

Cameron wrote the 1992 best seller "The Artist's Way," but it is her recently released book titled "The Writing Diet: Write Yourself Right-Size" that is really getting people thinking.

Basically, Cameron's idea is that writing can have similar benefits to a dieter that exercising has. Writing does not burn a lot of calories or release endorphins - at least it has not been proven to do so.

What writing does is block food, according to Cameron in a recent article. She claims some people turn to food as a way to not face feelings. Writing, however, can help or force people to face their feelings.

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