Monday 21 April 2014

25pc of men wave white flag in battle of bulge in a day

A quarter of men who made a new year's resolution to lose weight will have already given up on their diets, a poll suggests.

Some 26pc of men abandon their diets after one day, a survey found.

Meanwhile, one in 10 women cave in to cravings for unhealthy food after 24 hours and 31pc give up their diet within one week, according to health firm Bupa.

Its poll of 2,000 adults found that one-third of Britons thought about losing weight at least once a day.

And while experts said that shedding stones worked best with a combination of a healthy diet and exercise, only 30pc of people said they would always do physical activity alongside a diet.

Dr Tim Woodman, medical director at Bupa said: "This time of year we see a flurry of diets offering a quick fix. Fad diets might help you lose a few pounds at first, but they won't help you stay a healthy weight in the long run.

"The only healthy way to shed excess fat and keep it off is to eat healthy, nutritious meals and increase physical activity."

Irish Independent

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