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The Average Person Spends How Long Dieting?

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Do you ever feel like sometimes you spend your entire life on a diet? Well, that feeling is not too far from the truth.

A new study from FemaleFirst has revealed the average adult spends 32 years on a diet. That works out to be six-and-a-half months out of every year you spend counting calories!

Three quarters of the adult population said they’re unhappy with their weight and admitted to yo-yo dieting each and every year.

Seems like there’s always a new and better way to get thin, thanks to all these different dieting fads that seem to come out just about every day.

Let’s see there’s the Atkins Diet, the Cabbage Soup Diet, the South Beach Diet, the Zone Diet, the Lunchbox Diet, the Grapefruit Diet and who could forget the Hollywood Diet.

Be honest, how many of those diets have you tried lately?

We can thank our love for food and lack of willpower for always having to be on some kind of diet.

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Weight gain is a problem that plaques almost everyone. Just 1 in 4 of us is perfectly happy with our weight; only 4% of us think we need to gain more weight.

The lack of awareness about calorie content plays a huge role in why only a quarter of dieters have actually reached and maintained their target weight. Many of us have no idea how many calories are in a range of everyday foods and drinks we consume each day; despite the figures being printed on packaging.

Is there a guaranteed way to lose weight? Nutritional experts still claim it’s a sustained combination of healthy eating and exercise that works best.

You know what that means, time to put down that cupcake. Pick up some fruits and vegetables instead. Then go reintroduce yourself to a treadmill for about 30 minutes 4 times a week.

Happy sweating!

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