New research discovers that weight loss efforts may be complicated by unexpected barriers erected by our friends and even family.
North Carolina State University investigators found that the people around you may consciously or subconsciously sabotage your efforts. The study also uncovered strategies that people use to navigate interpersonal challenges related to losing weight and keeping it off.
“Many times, when someone loses weight, that person’s efforts are undermined by friends, family, or coworkers,” says Lynsey Romo, an assistant professor of communication at North Carolina State and lead author of a paper describing the recent study.
Excerpted from psychcentral.com