Connaught women who have a more positive outlook when it comes to losing weight this New Year, could actually be more successful than those who approach the subject with a negative attitude. According to research over a quarter (26%) of Connaught women believe that ‘fat talk’ makes them less likely to lose weight.
When starting a diet, 70% of Connaught women are more likely to be self critical or talk about how fat they are to others. However 67% of those surveyed agree that women are too hard on themselves when it comes to their weight.
Worryingly, over half (62%) of women in Connaught surveyed said they can have up to five negative thoughts about their body every day and 85% admit to using the word ‘fat’ to describe themselves or an area of their body. Interestingly, more than one in ten Connaught women is not eating breakfast.
66% of those questioned in Connaught said they have a more positive attitude after losing weight and 69% feel more motivated to lose weight if a friend has lost weight or is positive about herself, post weight-loss. Almost half (44%) of women tend to talk more negatively about their bodies when they are with their friends, with 29% doing so because they feel they can get their insecurities off their chests around friends. A further 24% believe that their friends boost their confidence and reassure them when they are negative about themselves.