New Research Reveals People Blame Their Partners For Their Inability To Maintain A Healthy Diet
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 take out or willing us to have drinks, responses showed 24 percent of people blame their partner for derailing their diet.
The results emerged from a survey conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with Isopure® which looked into the dieting successes and failures of 2,000 Americans.
With people mindful of their summer bodies, responses showed the top reasons people fail diets are lack of time to meal plan, having treats around the holidays, social gatherings, treating themselves, and stress around work.
And even though many of the reasons behind diet failures are legitimate, there are some that appear to be simply based on temptation.
Responses showed that 38 percent of survey respondents failed on a diet because they couldn’t resist a delicious treat. Another 32 percent claim that healthy food is simply too expensive and so their bank account causes them to reach for a less than healthy snack. Reaching for a feel-good-food also seems to be a common way for 42 percent of survey respondents to deal with their stress.
With all these diet fails, what foods are people choosing to indulge in? Pizza tops the list, followed by ice cream, chips, and chocolate. Cookies came in at number five followed by cake, burgers, candy, and cheese. Saturday is the day that a diet is most likely to come to a crashing halt for survey participants.