Why do people skip dieting?

March 23, 2017, 12:35 p.m

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British sci­en­tists have found out why peo­ple who go on a diet often fail and quit. The researchers are sure that it is not only the strong feel­ing of hunger expe­ri­enced by a per­son who restricts him­self in nutri­tion.

The main ene­my of the diet is alco­hol. It turns out that in half the cas­es, a glass of alco­hol is to blame for the fact that a per­son “breaks” from a diet and overeats.

Such data were obtained on the basis of research by experts at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Birmin­gen, who stud­ied a group of 80 vol­un­teers. This group includes peo­ple who aim to lose weight or sim­ply want to con­trol their weight.

All sub­jects had to enter infor­ma­tion about events and fac­tors influ­enc­ing the process of going through the diet into spe­cial elec­tron­ic diaries.

It turned out that the desire to break the diet in a per­son arose an aver­age of 11 times dur­ing the week. Half the time, peo­ple gave in to temp­ta­tion and broke their diets. Espe­cial­ly often it hap­pened after drink­ing alco­hol.

Experts explain this by the fact that alco­holic bev­er­ages have a relax­ing effect on the body and dull a per­son­’s sense of respon­si­bil­i­ty. This leads peo­ple to give in to their desire to eat the extra bite.

By the way, most peo­ple tend to break the diet in the evening. There­fore, experts rec­om­mend not to vis­it places where there are high risks of “break­ing loose”. The main thing is to endure the first time, then the crav­ing for glut­tony will weak­en and it will become much eas­i­er to con­trol your appetite.

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