According to UK tabloid newspaper ‘The Daily Star’, listening to ‘Heavy Metal’ can possibly make you fat.
Under the headline ‘Metal Makes Us All Heavy – Loud rock linked to craving fatty foods’, the paper reports that the type of music we listen to may dictate what foods we eat, and subsequently, the size of our waist line. That being said, the article claims that heavy metal fans have a greater affinity for mowing down on fattier foods.
Allegedly, the ‘science’ behind this story suggests that heavy, distorted guitars and blast beat drums gets listeners in the mood to devour heavier, fattier type meals, while those who listen to soothing classical music or light jazz tend to lean more toward more ‘sensible, moderate’ dietary choices.
The article was discussed on the British talk show ‘Jeremy Vine on 5’, with guests on the May 10 edition of the show discussing the question: “Does listening to heavy metal make you fat?”
“I’m kind of R&B-pop,” co-host Storm Huntley said about her own music taste. “That doesn’t make me want to have a salad. Nothing seems to make me want to have a salad.”
“It just could be one of these classic things,” Vine chimed in, “that very large people are drawn to heavy metal music rather than the other way round. The music that makes us want to have a salad, we’ve yet to discover.”
Another panelist spoke about classical music lulling you into a sense of warmth and comfort, which one could attempt to accentuate with a piece of chocolate cake.
The topic wasn’t discussed for very long however you can watch their discussion at the very end of this episode if you so desire.
But I think we can all safely say that listening to ‘Heavy Metal’ or ‘Hard Rock’ will not, in fact, ‘make you fat’.
Now marriage on the other hand…