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Can going on a crash diet make you lose friends?

Written by Agencies |Published : March 3, 2014 12:13 PM IST

dietCrash diet is considered to be unhealthy in the long run. Followers of crash diet not only gain the weight they have lost when they return to regular diet, a survey reveals they also lose friends. The research released by Nakd Wholefoods has found just how irritating people find their friends when they diet, with a third of them deliberately avoiding those they know to be dieting and a quarter even trying to sabotage their friends' bids to lose weight, reports femalefirst.co.uk.(Read: Study shows 800-calorie crash diet could reverse diabetes!)

'I'm surprised that so many people are avoiding their friends who crash diet, our research shows that we're happiest when we're not on a diet so people shouldn't feel pressure to crash diet this January - healthy options for snacking alone have become so widely available, and taste great too, so you don't have to compromise,' said Marina Love, marketing director at Nakd Wholefoods.(Read: 7 reasons crash diets aren't good for you)

The research reveals that two-thirds of the friends, colleagues and partners of dieters find them irritating for a number of reasons: they talk about their diet too much; make them as non-dieters feel bad about themselves for not dieting; find dieters grumpy and miserable; that dieters refuse to socialise and ban treats such as birthday cake. (Read: Why you should avoid crash diets)

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