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Young Australian women losing annual battle of the bulge

04-Jan-2013

Young Australian women are still struggling with weight and nutrition issues given the latest results in an annual survey commissioned by the Dietitians Association of Australia.

The Young Women’s Nutrition Survey found that once again, most young women intend to eat better in 2013, with 68% of 18-24-year-olds resolving to improve their diets and 42% aiming to lose weight.

The same survey 12 months ago revealed a similar commitment to health in 2012, confirming that many young women continue to struggle.

The report also found almost two in three young women tried to lose weight in the year prior to the survey, and just over a quarter said the process of trying to lose weight is an ongoing one for them.

The survey found many young women lack the time or willpower to stick to their best intentions, with the time involved in preparing a nutritious meal and the temptations of take-away foods, snacks and sugary treats the main barriers to eating well,” said Melanie McGrice, a spokesperson for the association.

Sadly, many young women fall down by setting their goals too high, and then give up when they can’t reach those goals. The key is making smaller changes for the better, and then adopting these changes for life.”

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