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Nine out of ten American adults have at some point in their lives tried a minimum of one weight-loss method. Around 91% of 2,000 adults surveyed said they had attempted at least one weight-loss plan, and half said they had tried 11 various weight-loss strategies.

25% of Americans have tried 16 different weight loss methods

Even more shocking, one-quarter of Americans admitted to having tried at least 16 varying weight-loss methods. In fact, only 28% of those who have effectively lost weight and kept it off indicated that they had done so. Instead, 32% of those who had attempted weight loss reported reducing weight successfully but then regaining it back.

However, embarking on a weight loss plan doesn’t seem to be feasible for most as participants characterized their entire weight loss journey as “overwhelming” (37 percent) or “unsuccessful” (31% ). Only 15% of people said that losing weight was “rewarding.” Nearly two-thirds (65%) concur that considering weight loss, in the long run, is challenging due to the sacrifices involved.

OnePoll conducted the study on behalf of evidence-based weight care services, Found the survey revealed that the majority of respondents who felt like they were cutting weight (34%) needed more sacrifice than having children (33%), starting a new job (28%) and cutting on finances (30%).

Half of the respondents stop the weight loss journey because of too many sacrifices.

When asked to reflect on their own weight reduction journeys, respondents believed that in order to achieve their weight goals, they had to give up their happiness (31%), mental health (29%), and relationships or loves (28%). Over half (54%) even stopped trying to lose weight because they thought they were making too many sacrifices.

The people polled had objectives that went further than the scale’s measurements. 44% of people who have lost weight responded that feeling more secure in their physique was the result they were most looking forward to. Other common objectives include wishing to feel generally better (42%) and to be capable of completing an activity without pausing, such as climbing stairs, walking a mile, or taking a mall promenade (42%).