New Delhi, March 5 (ANI): A new study has revealed how to avoid setting yourself up for failure while trying to lose weight. The new study found that consumers tend to overestimate progress and underestimate setbacks when pursuing goals such as dieting. Consumers tend to believe they will succeed in achieving their goals and give more weight to behaviors consistent with their beliefs. For example, if you are on a diet, you are likely to think that not eating a donut makes a bigger difference than eating a donut. According to the study, people feel that they can stop working toward a goal before they really should. This is consistent with findings that exercise programs often do not lead to weight loss because people tend to think they can eat more if they exercise more.The authors concluded that they think the progress bias helps explain why consumers often have a hard time achieving difficult long-term goals such as managing their weight.