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Brighton women lie about food, survey claims
8:00am Sunday 20th January 2013 in News
Millions of British women binge-eat, lie about how much they weigh and have a negative relationship with food, according to a new survey.
The study of 2,000 women also found that eating in secret is commonplace, with many refusing to tell family and friends the truth about how much they really consume.
Researchers said boredom, stress and feeling depressed are the biggest triggers causing women to eat more.
Three-quarters of UK women - 24 million - say they often feel guilty about how much they eat.
Pollsters found that more women in Southampton confess to binge- eating (38.46%) than any other UK city, followed by Brighton (36.36%) and Cambridge (34.38%).
Linda O'Byrne, chief nutritionist for New Atkins Nutritional, which organised the survey, said: "These are very worrying figures that reveal many women are ill at ease with food.
"Whether it is bingeing, lying about how much you weigh or eating in secret, you must do your best to stamp it out.”