Ladies, next time he starts giving you grief over your obsession with losing weight, throw these stats in his face:
  • Number of men trying to lose weight right now: 1 in 2 
  • Where besides his gut the average guy would rather carry his weight: his legs 
  • Number of men who actually call their guy a "a spare tire": 1 in 7 
  • Times per week the average guy checks his guy in the bathroom mirror: 5 
  • Times per week he steps on the scale: 1 
  • Pounds the average overweight guy wants to drop: 23.4 
  • Weight he'll lose on the typical diet: 1.5 pounds per week 
  • Top three situations that cause him to go on a crash diet: 1) Trip to the beach, 2) Class reunion, 3) his wedding 
  • Average number of diets he's tried: 2 
  • Diet he claims to have had the most success with: Atkins 
  • Still, the percentage of men who think carbohydrates are nutritional scapegoats used to sell bogus diet books: 71 
  • Percentage of men who actually count calories: 17 
  • Number who've tried Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers: 1 in 16 
  • How long the average guys sticks to his diet: 1 month 
  • Type of food that will trip him up: Fast Food


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