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Worst Diet Day

November 1, 2018 GMT

Tuesday is the worst day of the week to start dieting, research has revealed.

Women who start counting calories on a Tuesday were found to typically give up in under a week, often ending up heavier than when they started out. By contrast, those who begin their battle of the bulge on a Monday are most likely to shed the most weight, losing on average eight pounds over a three week period. The study of 2,000 people who have been on a diet within the last year also found those who start their diet on a Saturday have a clear goal in mind and are more likely to see the dieting commitment through to the end.

Meanwhile, Sunday dieters are also less likely to fall prey to the yo-yo dieting cycle, with an impressive 88 percent keeping off the weight they lose.