5 Friends You Should Blame For Your Belly

A group of laughing friends at a restaurantSitting down to have a bite to eat with friends and family is a common occurrence for most of us. Eating is a social experience, and many of our days are filled with fun, food and people — but they’re also filled with carbohydrate-laden dinners, sugary cookies, cakes and pies, and lots of fat. Are your food-centered hangouts causing you to pack on the pounds? Research shows that when you dine with another person, you consume 35% more than you would alone.

You can change your lifestyle to include activities that don’t revolve around food or you can identify those friends that influence your bad diet habits and take the necessary steps to prevent peer pressure weight gain.