Friday, 3rd January 2014

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26% of men abandon diet ‘after 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 26% 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 31% give up their diet within one week, according to health firm Bupa.

Its poll of 2,000 adults found that a 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 30% 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.”

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