, 2023-01-06 16:32:00,
Secrets, secrets, they’re no fun — especially when you don’t share your diet with someone.
A new study found that 57% of dieters have not told anyone about their weight loss attempts, and 35% said they keep their endeavors hushed so no one would know if they failed.
Commissioned by Slimming World, a UK based community for diet news and advice, the survey meanwhile showed that nearly one-third are simply too embarrassed to admit their weight concerns, or own up to having a weight problem.
Out of 2,000 adults, the average participant polled have attempted to lose weight an average of four times in the past three years.
“Worries about our weight and the decision to start a weight loss journey can feel deeply personal, so it’s natural to think that going it alone might be best,” Dr. Jacquie Lavin, special advisor at Slimming World, told South West News Service.
However, Lavin claimed that it can actually be “easier” and “more enjoyable” to share your weight loss goals with others, even with a group can help: 37% of people in the study said that they valued the camaraderie of losing weight with a few buddies, and the mutual motivation that helps them stay on track.
“These findings show that anyone who’s concerned…
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