Boredom makes women gain weight

Last Updated: Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 00:00

New Delhi: Bored women are `auto-eating` their way into a bigger dress size in weeks by eating as much calories as a Big Mac in a single day, found a study.

The study of 5,000 adults, carried out by slimming aid firm APPEsat, revealed that a quarter of the food eaten each day is consumed by people who are not even hungry.

Typically, women are over-eating by 520 calories a day, piling on 7lbs – equal to a dress size – in as many weeks.

A Big Mac contains 492 calories.

Men also eat an extra 650 calories a day.

And researchers have found that boredom is the main reason for auto-eating.

Women are more prone than men, especially if they are also upset.


First Published: Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 00:00

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