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Are Your Friends Wrecking Your Weight Loss Goals?


๐ƒ๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ก๐š๐›๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก? โฃ โฃ Do you start to act like them? Do you speak in similar ways? ๐˜ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐโ€ฆ โฃ ย โฃ Humans are social creatures, ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ. We also have that lovely innate tribalism that directs more of our behaviors than we like to admit. โฃ ย โฃ

๐๐”๐“, ๐œ๐ก๐ž๐œ๐ค ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ; thatโ€™s a huge problem for societyโ€™s waistline because people start to believe the body weights surrounding them are normal.โฃ ย โฃ In the US, for instance, men believe that being overweight is both โ€œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ตโ€ and healthy. Their idea of โ€œ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ตโ€ doesnโ€™t start until a BMI of 32! Women fair a little better, with their idea of โ€œ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ตโ€ starting when obesity should, at a BMI of 30.โฃ ย โฃ The media plays a huge role here, too. Media folk frequently describe images of overweight or obese people as of ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ weight than they truly are, influencing the perceptions of the general public. โฃ โฃ In fact, the media tends to use images of people with ๐๐Œ๐ˆ๐ฌ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฏ๐ž ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ• ๐ญ๐จ ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐จ๐›๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ, giving the impression to many obese people that they may not actually be obese.โฃ

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