Women think about food more than sex

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  • A quarter of UK women think food and dieting are far more important than their relationships

    Women put more effort into dieting than into their relationships, according to a new survey that found ten per cent would feel guiltier straying from their diet than being unfaithful to their partner.

    A quarter of those surveyed admitted dieting was more important than their relationship and put more effort into weight loss than keeping their relationship healthy.

    But Linda O’Byrne says dieting should not become something women constantly think about. ‘Dieting should never become an obsession,’ she says.

    The most common reason for women in the UK to start a diet is to get the perfect beach body – while one in seven say cruel taunts are the reason they reign in their eating.

    ‘The last thing anybody wants is for their diet to have any kind of negative impact on their life,’ continues O’Byrne. ‘A sensible diet is designed to have the very opposite effect.

    ‘Slimmers must focus on eating and drinking healthily and by cutting down on sugar and refined carb intake and getting exercise. This, with patience, is the key to weight loss.’

    The survey conducted by weight loss company Atkins estimated that 75 per cent of British women have been on a diet at least once in their lifetime.


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