• 7 surprising things that are making you fat

Your friends

While having close friends generates plenty of health benefits, research has also indicated that being overweight can be contagious amongst friends. Research results published in the journal PLoS ONEindicated that students were likelier to gain weight friends if they had friends who were heavier than them, while a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine found that having an obese friend increases your chance of obesity by 50 per cent. The good news is being slim can also be contagious, so try to influence your social group and keep your weight down by arranging healthy, fun group activities such as walks, bike rides or dance classes.

Oct 3, 2012

7 surprising things that are making you fat

We all know the major culprits when it comes to gaining weight. However, the reasons why you’re struggling to keep off the kilos may not be as obvious as you think. To rid yourself of sneaky diet spoilers, check out these 7 surprising things that make you fat.