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Is Your Relationship the Reason You Can’t Lose Weight?

May 30, 2014 | Categories:

Getting your partner on board with your health and fitness goals seems like a no-brainer way to win at weight loss. The problem: If he’s not as motivated as you, his health fails might derail you as well, according to new study published in the Journal of Consumer Research.

When it came to joint decisions, couples in which one person had high self-control and the other had low self-control seemed to default to the one with less willpower, making decisions similar to those that two people lacking self-control would make, says Hristina Dzhogleva, assistant professor of marketing at Boston College, and lead author of the paper.

This article originally appeared on Shape.com.

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