That’s the somber statistics of a recent study in dieting: for four out of ten women dieting can leave them in a worse state weightwise than they were when they resolved to get a firm control on their pounds.
Dr. Ian Campbell who is with the Jenny Craig weight management program says that more than half of the adult population of the British Isles (61.4%) are overweight and over 24% are obese.
The study that embraced 2,000 women shows that they are aware of the fact: 60% of the polled ladies admitted to keeping to a diet with 20% calling their eating habits a ‘continuous diet’.
The bedroom mirror is stated as one of the most common dieting starters; also women begin thinking about their waistline when they are planning a summer holiday or seeing how they look on photos posted on social networking sites.
Yet as soon as they managed to slim down some, about 40 per cent of diet sufferers have their former unsatisfactory weight back on within three weeks after they decided they have trimmed themselves to perfection.
For many of them the feeling of victory is too much of a joy and calls for a gastronomical celebration that saps their willpower very soon and reverses the process.
Office colleagues who munch away at the plentiful store of cakes in their desk drawers and partners who don’t believe in dieting and would be often seen wolfing big portions create a strong temptation to backfire on diets.
Another reason, according to Dr. Campbell, lies in the dieting methods – there are unhealthy yo-yo diets or solutions promising quick results that have nothing to do with eating wholesome and balanced meals.
While a great number of women complain of having insufficient willpower or try to unearth a “more convenient” dieting method, the doctor reminded that the best bet is “a proper long-term relationship with healthy eating.”
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