A new study found that playing "Tetris" is the secret to losing weight. And no, sadly, it's not because your "Tetris" skills somehow make your body better at strategically arranging and eliminating your fat.
Researchers from Plymouth University in England found that addictive games like "Tetris" are SUCH good mental distractions that they can make you FORGET to eat junk food.
For the study, they had people start playing "Tetris" every time they had a food craving.
And they found that the people who did actually got past the craving and stopped wanting the snack . . . because "Tetris" did such a good job distracting their brains.
The researchers say you don't necessarily have to play "Tetris" . . . any good puzzle game can work. Although we're thinking "Candy Crush Saga" might not do the best job taking your mind off, you know, candy.