The study of 64 couples shows that embarking on weight loss goals together did not help with self-control. Couples did not necessarily start out with the same level of determination, or experience equal changes of motivation levels.
However, self-control did change on personal levels.
“Sometimes people think of self-control as something that doesn’t change,” Professor Tricia Leahey said. “But this study goes to show that, with a behavioral weight loss program that teaches behavior change strategies, we can improve people’s self-control or goal pursuit.”
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