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Diet saboteurs: what to do when a friend has a problem with your healthy eating


Attempting a healthier lifestyle change is a big deal. Making the decision is never easy and sticking to it means making sure you are aware of what the barriers to success are and how to overcome them.One of the trickiest ones standing between you and your health goals could be friends or even family who either don't share your view of health or for their own reasons see your decision to change as a threat to the place they hold in relation to you.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW The fact that company we keep can affect our behaviour is well established. Research has found that typically, people eat 30 per cent more calories in company than they do alone, and that women are more likely to be influenced by the diet patterns of co-workers than men. Whether it's the kind, sweet work colleague whose always bringing home-baked cakes into the office and won't take no for an answer; the boyfriend that makes fun of you when you order the healthy option and orders you a side of fries just in case; or even a nurturing mum for whom food was always a symbol of love that piles your plate so high you cant see over the top of your mashed potatoes, we all know a feeder when we see one.

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