You're no fun when you're on a diet.

Oh, why don't you join us and have just one cocktail.

Come on, you deserve a "cheat day."

If you've ever tried to lose weight as part of a New Year's Resolution, you've probably heard some of those phrases from diet saboteurs trying to (consciously or subconsciously) undermine your progress.

In our Monday Mailbag segment on Lite 98.7, we read a note from a listener who was very frustrated with her husband for sabotaging her diet plan for 2020. It turns out that a lack of support from friends and family is one of the main reasons why diets fail. In fact, a couple of different studies, one from Stanford University and one from North Carolina State University--as reported by Science Daily--offer proof.

If you've got someone in your life who is sabotaging your diet, there are some ways to fight back. Here are a few ways to beat the saboteurs:

  • Don't hang around them as much
  • Clearly state your goals BEFORE you begin a diet
  • Get used to saying "I'm not hungry right now"
  • Recruit a team of supporters in your business and personal life

If none of that works, and you've got a loved one who just won't stop ruining your diet, our Facebook Friend Susan said: "Lock him out of the house."

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