Australia’s largest diet and personality survey has revealed that craving chocolate is the thing most likely to trip up dieters.
That’s the finding from the CSIRO, which undertook the survey in a bid to find out why so many find it hard to maintain healthy eating.
It found for “The Cravers”, the confectionary aisle in the supermarket is just too hard to bypass, with sweet treats proving a major stumbling block to weight loss.
“One in five ‘Cravers’ have tried to lose weight more than 25 times and they say that chocolate and confectionery are the biggest problem foods to resist,” the report’s co-author, CSIRO Behavioural Scientist Dr. Sinead Golley said.
For those who find eating to lose weight difficult, Dr. Golley says knowing your personal diet type, daily habits, and lifestyle factors could increase the chances of success.
“If you’re frustrated by unsuccessful weight loss attempts, having a better understanding of your personal triggers and diet patterns can be the crucial piece of the puzzle,” she said.