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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 face.

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.