Women think about their figures every 15 minutes
The survey of 5,000 women, with an average age of 34, by Grazia
magazine found that not only were just 2 percent of women happy with
the shape of their bodies, but that 7 in 10 women thought that their
lives would improve greatly if they had a better-shaped body.
Jane Bruton, the editor of Grazia, said that the survey showed
how much the culture of 'slim is in' is effecting women, and that it
has come to such a state that their day is ruined if they find that
they have put on weight.
"British women are harshly critical of their shape. Many have
what is called a normal-abnormal relationship with food. Many are
constantly thinking, 'Shall I eat it, shall I not eat it'. If they find
themselves two pounds heavier it can ruin their day," the Telegraph
quoted her, as saying.
The survey found that not only did 87 per cent hate their 'podgy
thighs', but that 79 per cent were unhappy with their waist, while 65
per cent were disappointed with the size and shape of their breasts.
65 percent of the women surveyed were also unhappy with their
feet, and 59 per cent thought that there was something wrong with their
The survey also found that 57 percent of women were unhappy with
their teeth, 56 percent unhappy with their thin hair, and a whopping 63
percent unhappy with their necks.