By Jill Provost
You walk with your girlfriends at lunch and have sworn off candy bars in exchange for lowfat snacks. So why is the scale not budging? Despite our best intentions, we all fall prey to habits that are plumping us up-even if we don't realize they are. Here, sneaky traps that can sabotage weight loss and what you can do about them.
Your lunch buddies are voracious eaters.
You've heard of the brat pack, but what about the fat pack? According to a recent study, self-control (or lack of) is contagious. If you dine with ravenous or junk-food-loving friends, you'll unconsciously mirror their eating habits. But don't reserve a table for one just yet-especially if you're a heavy eater. Some of us fall into our worst habits when no one's watching, says Brian Wansink, PhD, author of Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think. Your best bet: Eat with people who practice portion control.
You put yourself in temptation's way.
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