If you are not happy with how big your waist is, then maybe it's time to grow your circle of friends.

According to Women's Health, it works on mice so it's got to work with us, right?

Growing your circle of friends could shrink your waistline. When mice were moved from an environment where they had few pals to one they shared with 15 to 20 rodent roommates, they shed 50 percent of their belly fat within four weeks, reports the journal Cell Metabolism.

Somehow the more engaging environment caused white fat, the stuff that causes pudge, to turn into brown fat, a type that burns calories. Humans also have both kinds of fat. More research is needed to determine why this happens, but stepping up your social life might pay off on the scales.

Could having a smaller waist really by this simple? Is it worth a try to attempt to put up with more people and how annoying they are just to have a waistline that is smaller? Only you can answer that.

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