Fewer Women Than Ever Are Dieting, but There's a Catch

Less women are dieting.Less women are dieting.Looks like all those "real body" campaigns might be majorly paying off in the self-esteem-boosting department: A new poll shows that fewer women than ever say they're on a diet nowadays. (Cue the applause!)

By Natasha Burton

Roughly 23 percent of American women report that they're currently dieting, compared with 34 percent in 1992. Which sounds pretty damn awesome to us. Though, before you try to get a crew of "real bodied" pals together to skinny dip in celebration, you should know that the same poll also found that 60 percent of Americans say they want to lose 20 pounds.

Maybe we're all just so busy trying to balance work and life that sticking to a diet is kinda impossible? Though, we'd like to think that maybe fewer women are dieting because, while they may want to lose weight, they're ultimately happy with how they look. Or, even better: Perhaps instead of going on an official (or potentially gimmicky) diet, more women are just trying live healthier lifestyles. Now that would be something to cheer about.

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