86% of slimmers use excuses to put off dieting


Fad diet fail: 86% of slimmers use excuses to put off dieting as over a third of those who start their diet on a Monday ditch it by Tuesday

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12:25 GMT, 13 September 2012

As any dieter knows, it is much easier to make excuses than to begin the uphill battle to weight loss.

Excuses such as: 'I had a hard day at work' or 'I got bored' have been found to be common reasons for quitting a diet as new research reveals that a staggering 86 per cent of dieters are coming up with excuses

According to the new survey, 37 per cent of women have said there is no point
in starting a diet properly as they never stick to it by the end of the
day let alone the whole week.

A staggering 86 per cent of women who start a diet on Monday will ditch it by the end of the day

A staggering 86 per cent of women who start a diet on Monday will ditch it by the end of the day

A further 23 per cent of dieters suggest it is not worth starting half way through the week and 20 per cent will put off dieting by at least one week.

The survey commissioned by LighterLife has illustrated that 30 per cent of women are now being honest and admitted it is their lack of motivation and commitment to healthier eating.

TV’s Doctor Hilary Jones said: 'Because clients change the way they think about food by taking part in a weight-loss programme driven by small group support and nutritious food options that kick start fast weight loss this drives motivation levels – which is something that the Monday Dieter will need to get their head around!

Many people blame their friends and colleagues for their lack of dieting efforts

Many people blame their friends and colleagues for their lack of dieting efforts

'There is no such thing as ‘bad’ food – only a bad diet.'

The survey highlighted that a mindful approach to weight-loss is still the biggest stumbling block to success as the common British excuses range from falling off the wagon because of a bad day at work (20 per cent), too many parties (17 per cent), being too busy to lose weight (17 per cent) or quite simply getting bored (10 per cent).

Eighteen per cent even blame their work colleagues for bringing in tempting treats.

DIETING: THE FACTS

57 per cent say they love food too much to diet

23 per cent blame events and parties

9 per cent are too stressed at work to diet

19 per cent overindulge because they've had a bad day

17 per cent blame colleagues for bringing in treats

16 per cent found dieting boring