One in four Americans has failed a diet because their partner led them astray, according to new research.
A survey examining how and why our attempts to eat healthily and lose weight often fail found a surprisingly high number of diets come undone because of a partner leading us into temptation.
From eating irresistible treats and snacks in front of us to ordering takeout or wanting us to have drinks, responses showed one in four Americans has failed a diet because their partner led them astray.
Even though many reasons behind diet failures are legitimate, there are some that appear to be simply based on temptation.
38% of survey respondents failed on a diet because they couldn’t resist a delicious treat.
32% claim that healthy food is simply too expensive
42% of survey respondents deal with stress by reaching for feel good food.
Top 5 reasons people fail a diet
- Lack of time to meal plan
- Treats around the holidays
- Social gatherings
- Treating yourself mentally
- Stress around work
Top 5 feelings after failing a diet
Top 10 foods that cause people to abandon their diets
- Ice cream