London: A new study has found that men are better at dieting than women, as men lose weight faster and find it easier to keep off.
According to a study carried on 1,850 adults, a large percentage of men even went as far as to declare that dieting is 'easy' and the stats showed men are better at losing weight over both long and short time scales, the Mirror reported.
It was also revealed if men do start putting a few pounds back on after reaching their target weight, they do so more slowly and 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.
But the survey revealed that a plus point for women was that they tend to set more realistic weight-loss targets but they did admit they often lack the willpower to stick to their planned diet schedule, as women were also more likely to combine exercise with a healthy diet than men, with almost four in ten revealing this as their chosen weight-loss method.