More than half of Brits think about their weight daily, according to new survey

Woman measuring her waist

52% of people who feel they are “fat” think about their weight daily, according to a new survey by aesthetic device company Syneron Candela and market research company OnePoll.

Of the 2,000 respondents who took part, which was a 70/30 female/male split, 67% said they struggled to lose weight, especially around their stomach, thighs and upper arms, the report found.

When asked if they would consider body contouring, 30% said they would be willing to undergo the treatment – with women (33%) more open to the idea than men (17%), while 28% said they were unaware that this type of treatment existed.

Of those surveyed, 97% said they had not undertaken this kind of treatment before to tackle their body concerns.

Dianne Burkhill, marketing manager at Syneron Candela, commented: “Although we know that improving body shape is a consideration for both men and women in the UK, our survey results highlight that despite extensive media coverage, the general public are as yet largely unaware of the wider options available outside of diet and exercise.”