Here’s the cliff notes:
In their interesting research study, two out of three friends were secretly told to restrict tempting foods while in the presence of a third friend.
“You become the sum of the 5 people you spend the most time with.”
Our friends do influence a lot of our behaviors – consciously and subconsciously.
With this in mind, Rohn’s quote could be updated to say…
“You become the same weight as the people you spend the most time with – because our friends influence how we think about food!”
There was also a recent second dieting study which reported how our friendships influence our eating habits. But in this case, this study was on overeating.
If you have the characteristic of a “people pleaser” you’re more likely to eat more – in an effort to make others feel comfortable, even if…
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