Five ways that personality affects body weight
Over-thinking and fear of failure stops many perfectionists from achieving their weight loss goal, according to a CSIRO survey of 28,000 Australians.
It shows nine out of 10 adults attempt to lose weight in their lifetime.
Half make more than six attempts and 20% try more than 25 times.
Among the five diet types identified, it's the over-thinkers, or perfectionists, who are the least likely to achieve diet success.
People who have struggled to maintain a diet after a few weeks can benefit from understanding their personal diet type and what behaviours and habits are creating a barrier, CSIRO behavioural scientist Dr