London: Nearly 50 percent people cannot stick to a diet for more than a month, according to a new UK survey. Around 28 percent of young people embark on a new diet each month and 45 percent of them give up their new eating habits after a week. That compares to 48.9 percent of all dieters giving up after a month. Thirty-three per cent of dieters admitted they need to lose 13 kg or more, found the study by weight loss firm Slimsticks. "Obesity is reaching epidemic status and it is getting worse and that is why we are seeing more people and younger people desperate to lose weight," Dietician Priya Tew said. "Portion sizes are bigger and people reach for a chocolate bar more often than an apple. A lot of convenience foods are high in calories and fat, so the weight just continues to rise," Tew said. "It is disturbing because so many are risk conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease later in life," Tew added.
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