Poll Reveals Top 10 Fibs That Female Dieters Tell

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22nd June 2012 13:08 - Health

In line with January being a popular time to shed the excess weight that the festive season brought, market research commissioned by watch manufacturer Timex has revealed the Top 10 lies that British women tell when dieting.

The Timex survey of 3,000 British women aged 21-50 was also carried out to coincide with the release of their new Health Tracker watch, which they claim will help keep dieters honest through monitoring real-time calories burned and logging meals.  

The study found that women tell at least one lie per day to themselves and others when excusing their weight gaining eating and drinking habits. On average, women admitted telling nine lies per week and 474 lies per year when it comes to their dietary habits.

In total, the dieters surveyed tended to lie most about desserts, cheese, bread, burgers and fries, while wine and beer were top fibs for alcohol consumption.

The poll also uncovered the fact that 68% of dieters try their best to eat well but slip up from time to time, while 41% admitted lying to others to give the impression they are healthier than they really are.

The Top 10 Dieting Lies were revealed as the following:

1. It was only a small portion.
2. I’ll have a big lunch so I won’t eat much after this.
3. I treat myself only once in a while.
4. I always eat my five-a-day.
5. I didn’t touch any of the biscuits.
6. I had only one glass.
7. I didn’t eat the last one.
8. I won’t eat again today after this.
9. I was too busy to have lunch.
10. I might as well polish them off now or they’ll go bad.

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