This article suggests that people who spend their time on facebook also choose chocolate chip cookies over granola bars.
Is Facebook Making You Fat?
As with anything, I am responsible for what I view with my eyes. Once binge eating season starts, I avoid the Food Porn network and make sure I eat before I shop stores with food displays.
When it comes to facebook, I limit who I friend, like, read or what groups I join. I do not share recipes or food porn. I do not sign up for coupon offers for foods I have no business eating. I block people who put up picture after picture of desserts and such. I do not read about temping new foods.
Or do I?
My guilty pleasure is 'liking' the Ben & Jerry's page. I shouldn't get their little updates, but I do. Ice cream is not suddenly going to become a green light food for this sugar addict. I get a cheap thrill out of reading about the new flavors now and then. This is not a healthy behavior for me. It is as dangerous as walking up and down the freezer aisle, reading all the ice cream packages - as if I will discover that ice cream no longer contains sugar, milk fat and more sugar.
Once I see my thoughts in writing the answer became clear to me. Ah well, now I have to take the page off my likes.
Is Social networking helping your hurting you in keeping the pounds off?