Monday, 29 October 2012

Slog It Blog It, Spooky Diets!

Molly The Wally gets dressed for Halloween.

Horror movies can help you lose weight.

Did you know that watching a horror film can help you lose weight? According to research out this week one movie could burn off the equivalent of a whole bar of chocolate. Just sitting through a 90 minute of nail biting, adrenalin pumping terror can burn off the same calories as going for a half hour walk. The top movie for fat busting is The Shining which can burn you off a whole 184 calories. Next come Jaws with an amazing 161 and then The Exorcist with 154 calories. The research was carried out by The University of Westminster who measured the amount of energy expended whilst watching a selection of frightening movies. Scientists recorded the heart rate, oxygen intake and carbon dioxide output of the subjects and discovered the number of calories used increased by on average a third during such films. The more the subject jumped in terror the more the heart rate soared. So here are the top ten films on those who want to go on a Spooky diet.

1. The Shining: 184 calories
2. Jaws: 161 calories
3. The Exorcist: 158 calories
4. Alien: 152 calories
5. Saw: 133 calories
6. A Nightmare on Elm Street: 118 calories
7. Paranormal Activity: 111 calories
8. The Blair Witch Project: 105 calories
9. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 107 calories
10. Rec 101 calories.

So go on and have a fright night you will have earned your popcorn! 


  1. You know so many interesting facts Molly. Thanks for sharing. Lee and Phod

  2. BOL! What a way to lose weight! Ha! Just scare the lard off ya BOL! Too funny! Thanks for the laugh Molly my furiend :D

    Waggin at ya,

  3. Too bad my peep is too much of a chicken to watch scary movies!

  4. Not when you stuff your face with chocolate at the same time!
    Mum should weigh about 6 stone if that is true.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  5. That's great news for my momma! She loves scary movies, and I love snugglin her while she watches them because she always drops her treats on me! Yum!

  6. THAT is good information. Thanks for sharing your spooky diet with us Molly! It's worth considering heehee
    Lots of love from Indigo and Malach

  7. Guess we won't burn any calories here. Mom hate skeery movies hehe.
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

  8. I have a feeling most people don't stop with just a little pop-corn.....they better watch 2 or three of these movies in a row!

  9. teeeheeee......YOU JUST ROCK MY BOAT MIZ MOLLY! Good advice! Well then, I can afford that bar of chocolate this week since we plan on a frightening week of shows. Uncle Creepy is keeping us busy with horrifying tales of gore and blood! That outta shed a few pounds!

    AND I LOVE THIS ADORABLE PHOTO! Molly dearest, you know what a camera is for, don't ya? You little coquette, YOU! This has to be my favorite photo. LOVE IT!

  10. Mommy said she's running out right now to rent them all. Then she's gonna watch them all like 87 gazillion times. And she's gonna do all this while eating some coffee ice cream!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  11. HEy this is awesome to know! Now, if we didn't grab a bucket of popcorn in to watch the movie!

  12. It makes a lot more sense than some diets I've heard of!

  13. Wow, Molly! Imagine if you watched two or three movies in one sitting! You might waste away to nothing!

    Susan and Wrigs

  14. Hi Molly,

    Just going to get all thise films by the weekend I'll be such a slim bitch, and I didn't even need a tummy tuck!

  15. MOL Molly that is too funny. Mom said she is going to be sure to rent all of those movies so that she can burn up all those calories!!
    What great info you have to share each and every day
    Hugs Madi your BFFF

  16. Well, I'm going right for the Shining then! LOL! Love your pic!

  17. That photo is too cute! But our mom wouldn't sit through anything scary even to burn off 1000 calories. LOL.

  18. hmm, mama says she no likes scary movies but now she may be changing her mind on that!


  19. That is very interesting....however, I don't like to be scared so I think I will stick to my walks....great info though....thanks!

  20. Hey Molly!
    Wow, what fun movie facts! Gosh, my Mom likes those creepy things, but maybe she's eating more popcorn than the movies can burn off. BOL. That Jaws movie made me afraid to swim in my creek! BWAR HAR HAR ahem.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  21. Now mom knows why she can never lose weight cos she is afraid of spooky movies!!!!! Have a great day!
    Stella rose

  22. Mom can't take suspense, so she thinks she may be burning off a whole lot more. She needs to remember to thank Dad for watching all those zombie movies - he is keeping her thin!


  23. You are really toooooo scary, my dear Molly, I'm looking forward to Christmas !!!
    Big hug to you !

  24. Oh, Molly - look at you - you make a pawesome witch!!!

    Thunder says he would love to go spend the day at the cinema watching all those horror flicks, a lot easier than the skimpy bowl of kibble and green beans he gets here.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  25. Hey Molly

    I get scared easily (so does Mum), so think we might stick to running!! :)

    Wags to all,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  26. no thanks. i'd rather diet and exercise. :)

  27. What did they say about games like Fatal Frame or Kuon... I'm sure the constant fear will burn more calories ^^.

    I read your previous post but wasn't able to reply to it because my reader went buggy on me. Those were some seriously weird pastries. The cold sore one is still in my brain!

    Huggies and Cheese,


  28. That's interesting!!! Think I eat as much as I can and let this movies run while I sleep :o)

  29. MOM said the Texas Chain Saw Massacre was VERY scary when she watched it when she was a youngster. I have not seen any of these and think I will stick to running in the woods to lose the pounds.

  30. Probably from all the jumping and screaming!


  31. Mom is buying the entire collection
    Benny & Lily

  32. Blimey, if I watch em all tonight, I can be super skinny in the morning..Yeah..LOL xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  33. I didn't realize that I could burn calories by watching scary movies so I'm in! Thanks for sharing!

  34. Wow! Who knew! We're gonna recommend 1 Shining for Mom and 3 Jaws for the Dad. But don't tell him we said so. Purrs...

  35. Well, I better spend more time on that sofa of theirs then! *wag wag wag*

  36. Molly that's amazing - I can sit and munch a chocolate bar and simply match my calories intake with a suitably calorie counted scary film - no damage to the figure? that's so clever. Do you think having nightmares uses more calories too? cos after that I would be bound to have big nightmares....

  37. SHE couldn't even watch the ads for The Shining on tv! So no way can SHE watch whole movies. Nice to know it isn't all the wrong foods SHE's just her choice of movies....bwahaahaahaa!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  38. Think I'll have to encourage mummy to watch a few horrors BOL

  39. Hawoooo woooo! We better just keep watching then...what with all the treats we are expecting! Play bows,

    RA, Isis & Nanük

  40. Lol That's very interesting Molly. I love your costume by the way.

  41. You chose some very scary movies, Molly! Mom remembers going to the theater and seeing Jaws for the first time. Jaws came out of the water and the lady sitting right in front of mom threw her purse in the Aire and it came down and landed right in our mom's lap! haha She didn't even know that she had thrown it!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  42. Aaah! Então eu não vou perder peso assim nunca!
    Morro de medo de assistir filme de terror!
    Deixa assim como está mesmo, preciso perder peso não! kkkkkkk

    Beijos Molly e linda noite!!!

  43. Hmmmm maybe THAT'S why i am so fat! I hate horror movies. Guess I better rent some to lose weight!

  44. Mom says she needs the Spooky Diet. We love her just as she is.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  45. I watch teevee sometimes. I do not understand most of what they say. I like the show that have cooking or ballgames and stuff like that.

  46. You are such a wise doggy- to know all that information!

  47. This is great information Molly. We watched Resident Evil with our Mama last night and it was plenty scary for us. We also discovered that watching zombies chomp on humans has a way of killing the appetite for snacks. That is a good thing ,,,, we think.

    Kitty Kisses,
    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

  48. I think that's the most valuable information I have yet to learn since I started blogging. Fabulous. I'm going to rent myself a ton of scary videos and tell everyone I've gone to the gym :D