People who keep their goals to themselves have a better chance at accomplishing what they set out to achieve, reports New York University.
The researchers found that when the study participants told others of their intentions, and their intentions were acknowledged, the recognition they received qualified as an accomplishment.
That recognition could decrease the motivation to continue to improve your health/weight, since you already received kudos for the effort to try.
The moral to the story? Keep your diet plans to yourself. Not only will it keep you from straying off course, it will stop people constantly asking you how much progress you’ve made.- Madeline Haller