Americans are obsessed with dieting, right? Well, not anymore. A new survey indicates that only 26% of US women and 16% of men are on diets, the Boston Globe reports—the lowest numbers in 2 decades. And there are plenty of reasons why.
Diets rarely work long-term and can be costly, and more people are focusing on simply eating well, rather than losing weight. Not to mention that it takes a lot of effort: "It's much easier to change your attitude," said one researcher. Plus, there’s just no hot diet book on the shelves right now to talk about around the watercooler.