And a new survey has revealed 68per cent of women would give up sex for at least a month in exchange for their ideal, ‘summer ready’ beach body.
About 82per cent of women say the feel overly pressured to slim down before summer, according to the survey conduced by a fitness magazine.
More than 50per cent of women say they hate their abs, while 29per cent revealed they are most insecure about their thighs, a major newspaper reported.
When it comes to working out, 47per cent admit to working on their abs more than any other muscle group.
Women who feel pressured to slim down cite Facebook as a large contributor.
Ninety per cent of readers said that they would never ‘like’ a photo of themselves tagged wearing a bikini, and 44per cent would remove the tag or ask their friend to take down the photo.
Shedding the ‘last stubborn pounds’ before hitting the beach was also a big concern, with 79per cent of respondents saying they want to lose at least five pounds this summer.
Sixty per cent of women admitted to dieting in anticipation of bikini season, with 53per cent cutting calories, 22per cent forgoing carbs, and 15per cent trying other strategies.
Most women however are embarking on their diets using healthy meals and exercise - with only one per cent using juice fasts, and three per cent relying on detox diets to meet their weight-loss goals.
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