Struggling to lose or maintain weight? Kill that urge to eat out. Restaurant meals may cause 60 per cent risk of overeating, researchers said.
However, for those eating in their own or someone else’s home, the temptations to overeat is lower.
In addition, the odds of a diet lapse were lower in other locations, such as work (about 40 per cent) or in a car (about 30 per cent).
“Research into understanding and preventing weight regain is vital for improving the public health,” said lead author Lora E. Burke, Professor at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, US.
The study can guide experts in providing extra support to individuals who are overweight or obese and struggling to lose or keep off weight.