LONDON – Forget all the negative impact of dieting in health, because this weight reducing strategy’s strangest effect could be mind blowing.
New research has revealed that the average Briton loses two friends for every stone of weight dropped during a diet, with ‘jealousy’ cited as the main reason for the distance between friends.
The study polled 2,547 Brits, all were aged 18 or over and had been on a diet over the last 18 months which resulted in a weight loss of one stone or more.
The top three changes included ‘feeling more confident’ (74 per cent), gaining a ‘more active social life’ (69 per cent) and ‘having more energy’ (63 per cent).
Respondents were then asked about the negative effects they had experienced as a result of losing weight, revealing that over four fifths of people (81 per cent) had ‘lost friends’ during the course of their weight loss journey.
Just under a third of dieters (28 per cent) claimed they ‘missed junk food and drinks’ and a fifth (21 per cent) stating that they ‘received unwelcome attention’ since slimming down.