Why some sabotage your diet

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

Do you ever feel like the people you love sabotage your attempts to lose weight? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, a recent survey of women says the people who are closest to you are your worst enemies.

Sixty-percent of the women surveyed say their husbands or significant other is responsible for sabotaging their diet, 55 percent say their friends, 52 percent say relatives, 44 percent say colleagues.

The respondents gave several reasons they felt their diets weren't respected? Twenty-three percent say it’s competition, the person sabotaging your diet doesn't want you looking better, while 34 percent say the people around them are insecure about their dieting efforts.

As far pressure, more than 50 percent of women surveyed say they didn’t want to insult someone, so they ate.

They also don’t want to draw attention to their diets.

We asked 3TV viewers if they experienced sabotage. Here’s what some of you said.

Stephanie Schultes writes, "I lost 30lbs last year by not eating after 4. I live at home and my mom makes a big dinner every night around 6 and even if I'm not hungry will eat so she doesn't yell about no one eating the meal she prepared. Its a vicious cycle :("

This comment came from April Hawkins: "My kids.. unintentionally of course.

And Robert Webster said, "My mom always gives me guilt trips because I won’t eat her fatty, high in calorie, dinners. I end up eating her meals and they destroy my diets. Now I don't go home to visit as much."

The survey was done by by Survey Sampling International for Medi-Weightloss Clinics.