We’re all looking for that magic diet or instant weight loss trick. If someone said all you had to do was give up your phone or avoid the internet to hit your target weight, would you? Would you give these up for an entire year?
A shockingly high number of Americans say they would. According to the results of a study by diet delivery meal service Personal Trainer Food and research firm YouGov, one in nine would give up their phones for a year if it meant they could magically achieve their goal weight. One in 12 said they’d give up the internet entirely for a year.
When the results of the study—which surveyed 1,315 adults online last month—are narrowed down to millennials only, even more say they would. One in eight would give up their cell phones and one in 10 would five up internet to hit their target weight.
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“In a society where people are pressed for time, distracted by their phones and looking to spend more time with family and friends instead of at the grocery store, shopping for food, particularly healthy food, has become an inconvenience,’ Mike Starks, CEO of Personal Trainer, said in a news release. “Based on our research, it’s clear that Americans hate dieting so much they would be willing to give up a whole lot to hit their ideal weight.”
The study also looked at weight vs. career priorities. One in 8 millennials said losing weight and looking fit is more important to them than their careers. This was true for only one in 11 Americans surveyed overall.