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Graphic: Men Fear Booze and TV Will Offset New Year’s Weight-Loss Goals

According to a Men's Health survey, most dudes who want to lose weight in the New Year are less worried about junk food than the temptation of alcohol and a Netflix account.

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Nearly half of all Americans make New Year’s resolutions each year, with the most common being to lose weight. But only about 8% ever stick to it. So what’s getting in the way? Alcohol and a Netflix account, according to a Men’s Health Magazine survey of men aged 18 to 34 who hope to lose weight in the new year. Of the dudes surveyed, 45% worried they’ll be tripped up by alcohol, and 42% fear becoming a couch potato in front of the TV (or Netflix). Whereas only 25% predict junk food will be the problem.

Are technology and drinking edging out trans fats as Americans’ main vices? According to this infographic, 72% of the guys surveyed said they’re eating less junk food than five years ago, with fast food being the first to go. Because who needs McDonald’s french fries when you’re wasted and watching back-to-back episodes of Breaking Bad?

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