9 Bad Habits That Make You Fat

4. Eating with Overweight Friends

It’s human nature, really. When we are in a social group that supports certain behavior, we are more likely to engage in that behavior. So whether your friends are overweight or not, if they overeat, you are about 57% more likely to do the same.

Interestingly, studies have also shown that eating in the presence of an overweight person may lead you to overeat even if the other person does not.

This is not to say that you should cut out friends who are overweight. Instead, plan different activities that burn calories in a fun way. Use that human tendency to do what your friends are doing to your advantage.

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