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2021 Diet Motivations

covid-19 research diet motivations
covid-19 research diet motivations

The nation’s diet and wellbeing motivations for 2021 have been revealed

We’ve commissioned some research which has revealed what Brits will be prioritising this coming year following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Just take a look at the results on the infographic! We’ve also got some some tips, tricks and information to help you start, stick with and achieve your diet and weight loss goals, despite the continued restrictions. We hope that 2021 will still turn out to be a much better year!

What have we found out?

Research commissioned by The 1:1 Diet has revealed that weight loss and exercise top the table yet again when it comes to goal setting for the year ahead. However, many of us are also looking at other priorities, including mental wellbeing (37%) and saving money (36%) – showing the real impact of the pandemic.

We know that Brits gained at least 11 pounds in weight by the end of last year. Despite this, The 1:1 Diet helped more than 114,000 people buck the trend and lose weight during 2020, with an impressive 1.8 million pounds lost in total! Wow!

The research shows a third of us are more likely to adopt a diet or exercise programme to lose weight in 2021, with 20 per cent confessing that COVID-19 has shown them the importance of being a healthy weight.

Women showed a particular determination to set goals, with almost one in five revealing the COVID-19 pandemic has changed their outlook, and they are now more driven to make positive changes in their life. 

The top five goals for 2021:

  1. Exercising more
  2. To lose weight
  3. Look after my mental wellbeing
  4. Saving more money
  5. Spending more time with friends and family

Our nutritionist Mark gives his view on the research and some simple tips

Weight gain for people was completely understandable because 2020 was such a tough year. However, it is encouraging to see so many people wanting to focus on bettering their health in 2021, and that includes their mental wellbeing.

It’s important to put a strategy in place to ensure healthy habits and a positive mindset are instilled from the get-go:

  1. Try to plan your meals and the times you eat each day to limit the chances of reaching for snacks
  2. Limit your sugary drink intake
  3. Eat foods high in protein and fibre to help you stay fuller for longer

The proof is in the picture

Hundreds of thousands of dieters have achieved their weight loss goals with help from The 1:1 Diet - take a look at the success stories on our blog. The support Consultants can provide, alongside tasty meal replacement products, and a flexible Plan, means there’s something we can offer to suit all.