Who’s Sabotaging Your Diet? Your Loved Ones

Survey finds spouses, family and friends derail dieters

by Lesley Kennedy • MORE.com Reporter
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Think you have only yourself to blame for that recent weight gain? Oh, no, go right ahead and blame your husband, family and friends when you have to pull out your fat jeans. Women will agree those folks deserve it.

A recent survey from Medi-Weightloss Clinics finds 60 percent of women who are on a diet or have dieted in the past (isn’t that all of us?) say those closest to them have hindered—or even sabotaged—their weight-loss goals.  

According to a news release, the survey says the diet deterrence includes pressuring a dieter to eat forbidden foods, cooking and serving food that’s a no-no, making jokes about the diet and ordering food at restaurants that are obviously not part of the weight-loss plan. As if we’re supposed to resist that chocolate molten cake. Please.

Furthermore, the survey shows that 56 percent of women broke their diet because they didn’t want to insult their host, 51 percent wanted to blend in with the crowd, and 41 percent didn’t want to call attention to the fact that they were dieting.

When it comes to food, it’s hard to tell your supporters from your frenemies. Especially those bearing chocolate cake.

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