The Daily Mail story says that for every seven pounds that you lose on a diet, you also lose a friend. The study involved 2,500 people who dieted, and 81% lost a friend during that time. Jealousy resulted in 65% losing a friend and the social limitations of dieting resulted in 53% losing a friend.
Here’s the plus side of losing weight, 92% said it had “significant positive impact” on their life. Hey, real friends would stick with you either way.