Men are better at dieting than women, a study has revealed. Researchers have found the age-old stereotype of women being the ones to leap on the latest diet bandwagon and watch their figure is dead and buried. The role reversal emerged following a study carried out among 1,850 adults which showed men lose weight faster and find it easier to keep off.
It also emerged men seem to have more willpower than women when it comes to fighting the battle of the bulge. A large percentage of men even went as far as to declare that dieting is 'easy'.
The role reversal emerged following a study carried out among 1,850 adults which showed men lose weight faster and find it easier to keep off.
A large percentage of men even went as far as to declare that dieting is ‘easy’.
The extent to which men are breaking down barriers of the once female dominated world of dieting was revealed after researchers asked respondents a host of questions about their last or current health-kick.
Experts grilled the panel on the frequency and length of their diets, their chosen method of weight-loss and the end result.
The stats showed men are better at losing weight over both long and short timescales.
And it also revealed if men do start putting a few pounds back on after reaching their target weight, they do so more slowly.
Combining exercise with a healthy diet was by far and away the favourite diet method of men (28 per cent) while the second most popular choice was walking more (23 per cent). Cutting out fat was third (20 per cent).
However men and women were both as reluctant to give up booze in a bid to lose weight with a mere 13 per cent prepared to give up alcohol.
And more women than men are eating their five a day in a bid to beat the bulge - 15 per cent compared to 9 per cent.
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