Surprising things you should not say to anyone who has lost weight
#Cosmoread: To help a friend after a diet sounds like a good idea, trying to keep the weight off, but some kind of advice can actually have the opposite effect, suggests a new study from Greece.
Researchers 289 people who have successfully lost weight and kept it off for over a year, and 122 people who have lost weight, but then it arrived shortly afterwards surveyed. Participants detailed questions about their diet, physical activity and the type of support was received from their friends and family.
Surprisingly, the result was that people who weigh more than your family and friends and support the overall information is revealed. Is expected to reach the bottom of this puzzling finding, the researchers dug into the data, the type of support they got each question, the participants answered questions about’re looking at.
He found that, “regainers” the support and often they ‘should not have come as a reminder about. For example, those who maintained their weight loss than those who regain weight more often reported that their friends and family do not eat high-fat foods reminded them, or reminded them physically to be active.
Conversely, people who maintained weight loss more often reported that their friends and families with them just like eating healthy or low-fat foods as they are engaged in ancillary activities. Care to say that my friends and family more often were more likely to congratulate him on his eating habits.
“The family and to maintain weight rather than verbal instructions and reminders praise and offer your support in the form of active participation, possibly more people trying to be helpful” friends of researchers from the University of Athens Harokopio in January wrote . 22 issue of the Journal of Behavioral Medicine.
It may be that people who have lost weight in a negative way to these reminders, the researcher said. “Well-intentioned support, may be considered negative, criticism and meaningless as a reminder to people already struggling to cope with weight management,” he wrote in his study.
The previous study in which some women said that the findings would agree reminder to eat better or exercise more, they feel bad because they already were struggling to make these lifestyle changes.
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In addition, some of the differences between researchers and supervised regainers noted that, although statistically significant, was still relatively small.
For example, participants receive social support on a scale of 1 to 5 rating based on how many times something happened, and on the question “How many times has reminded his family [you] to eat healthy or low-fat foods, “in the past month, regainers than the average of 2.4 for the supervision, was 3. (Scale, a score of 1 is often “4” indicated “Almost never,” 2 “rarely,” 3 times “and 5” almost always. “)
Social support for future studies of the negative consequences of some kind of edge that follow people forward in time to clarify what is needed, the researchers said.