Posted by Aston Avery

Dieting alone could be damaging your chances of success

Commitment and determination are required when embarking on a weight-loss journey, but new research has found a supportive group is just as important for success.

The UK’s first study into the relationship between weight loss and mental toughness has revealed those that who are supported by a group go on to lose more weight and can develop mental toughness than those who go it alone.

The study by the University of Lincoln shows that over six months, those that the slimmers lost on average, 2 stone 5lbs – an amazing 2 stone more than their solo counterparts.

Data from Slimming World also shows that those who are part of a group felt happier and had more energy compared to non-members who are more likely to feel down heartened, stressed or anxious.

Aston spoke to Dr Jacquie Lavin, head of research & scientific affiars at Slimming World.

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