Despite what most diet infomercials would have you believe, there are no magic bullets or shortcuts for losing weight – and keeping it off. As much as I’m sure we’d all like to believe in the latest quick fix pill, it’s healthy food, exercise and everything in moderation that will keep the pounds at bay. I can’t begin to wrap my head around the idea that starving yourself would lead to a healthier and longer life – but apparently, that’s what’s getting social buzzing this week. The September 1st installment of the Wall Street Journal Sentiment Tracker, powered by NetBase covered the social media reaction to the new research that severe calorie restriction will not in fact lead to a longer life (shocking, I know). 83% of Facebook and Twitter users were disappointed by the news, 7% were glad that this notion was put to rest, and 10% couldn’t help but crack jokes. Check out some more of the wisecracks below:

Obvious headline of the day goes to…  RT @vancouversun: Starving yourself won’t help you live longer: study

Off to have ice cream.  MT @ShirleySWangWSJ: New monkey study finds calorie restriction doesn’t extend life span

NO S***, SHERLOCK “@VancouverSun: Starving yourself won’t help you live longer: study

So what do you think of this revelation?  Hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend!

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