Best day to start dieting is Jan 15

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

LONDON - A study reveals that Britons are more likely to fall off the diet wagon if they begin at the start of January, with 80 percent people struggling to stick to healthy eating and 44 percent citing not being in the right frame of mind to diet.

A massive 42 percent will last just 2-4 weeks on diets beginning at the start of January, reports

Research shows that there can be a brighter outlook when beginning diets Jan 15. Of those who embark on a diet on this date, 45 percent will stay on a diet for six weeks or more.

Psychologist Linda Papadopoulos said: “With two thirds of Brits wanting to lose weight and just 14 percent completely happy with our bodies, it’s vital we start eating a healthy diet at a time that is going to cause the least amount of stress and disruption in our lives.”

“Brits struggle to change eating habits at the start of January as they find it stressful going back to work and getting the kids back to school not to mention coping with the worry of Christmas credit cards and bills,” she added.

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