Should we decide to remain in Germany at the end of 2010, we've finally decided to move towards the Alps. At first it was an aestheitc decision, but after reading "The Local" on Feb. 12th, it is clear that I am destined to be an Alpine resident.
Researchers from Ludwig Maximilian University, here in Munich, recently completed a study that found that individuals living in the Alps at an elevation of about 2,600 meters near the top of the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain, for one week, led to an average weight loss of 1.5 kg for all 20 participants.
But the BEST news is that they kept the weight off when they were measured FOUR WEEKS after coming down from the mountain.
It appears that the thinner air on the mountain top increased their metabolic rate. That means they burned energy faster. But even BETTER was that their appetites were suppressed so that they ate less.
No need to look any further. I'm SOLD!