Lighterlife Survey Reveals Size Really Does Matter
on: July 31, 2009, 5:37 am
Author: Heather Howell
to a recent survey by weight loss specialist LighterLife, 62%
of overweight women prefer to be under the covers before their
partner comes to bed whilst 46% of overweight men would rather
avoid sex all together.
the overweight and obese women surveyed made sure their bodies
were firmly out of sight by having sex with the light off (32%),
getting undressed before their partner comes to bed (42%) or keeping
the bedcovers or nightclothes firmly on (43%), the men preferred
to avoid hopping into the sack all together.
figures emerged in a study of the bedroom habits of 3,000 Brits,
which also revealed that more than one in ten obese people haven't
had sex for a year because they are so worried about being seen
naked and 8% of obese people claimed they couldn't remember the
last time they had sex. A massive 98% of size 16+ women stated
they felt unattractive, and while 68% of obese people said they
have never felt sexy, just 12% of those with a normal BMI said
it comes to frolicking in the bedroom more than one in five said
the lack of bedroom activity was because they couldn't bear the
thought of someone seeing them naked compared with just three
per cent of those who have a normal BMI.
Cassidy psychotherapist and consultant for LighterLife, said:
"The study shows that being obese affects the mind as well
as the body, and reveals the problems faced by so many people.
"For growing numbers of people, it's a vicious circle - many
use food as a substitute for love, and as the pounds pile on,
their relationship switches from their partners, to food.
need to learn how to break the cycle - and clearly, for those
who do, the sauce will not be in the kitchen, but in the bedroom."
LighterLife is a weight
loss and weight-management programme for people who are one
stone or more overweight and with a bmi
of 25 or above. Over 150,000 people have successfully lost weight
with LighterLife since 1996.
unique LighterLife approach offers programmes specific to the
obese and the overweight in the form of weight
loss diets, nutritionally complete soups, shakes and bars
combined with specialised counselling using cognitive behavioural
therapy (CBT) and transactional analysis (TA) techniques. Clients
not only safely lose
weight fast but also benefit by learning the behavioural changes
needed to sustain it.
in 1996, the LighterLife Programme was developed by three of its
directors - Jackie Cox, Bar Hewlett and Rebecca Hunter.
LighterLife PR Contact:
Harlow Business Park