A great body means different things to different nations. A study of what people love, hate and wish to change about their about their bodies in 2011 found that there are distinct differences across Europe.
After reviewing research from UK, Spain, Italy, Germany and France, the key findings showed that; in the UK the majority of women liked their breasts but wanted a smaller belly, British men tend to be happy with their height but dislike their ‘gut’.
Spanish women love their legs but want bigger boobs. Spanish men like their shoulders but want to be taller. In Germany women are happy with their waists but long for a smaller bum whilst German men like their thighs but want a flatter stomach.
French women are proud of their bottoms but want to be two cup sizes bigger and French men would also like a larger chest, although they are pleased with their feet! In Italy, the men are most content with their bottoms but a few inches in height wouldn’t go amiss and Italian women like their British counterparts, are pleased with their boobs but would like a flat tummy.
The study conducted by diet programme Slimavite to highlight what people would like to change about their bodies in the coming year, also showed that overall UK women are the most comfortable in their own skin. Asked how happy they are with their bodies overall and 60% of British women said they felt OK, compared to 48% in France, 55% in Germany, 40% in Spain and just 30% in Italy.
Commenting on the study, Kate O’Sullivan from Slimavite said: “Everyone wants to improve the way they look but the interesting thing is that the bits we want to change are influenced by cultural factors and different role models. For UK men and women Nigella Lawson and David Cameron are practically perfect.”
She added: “We have more of an issue in this country with shifting belly fat because we love good food and wine. The average UK woman has a 34 inch waist and the average UK man has a 41 inch waist, which isn’t a healthy ideal. The Slimavite diet programme can help you to lose pounds and more importantly inches from your waist. Our trialists have lost on average 2.5inches from their waists in just 4 weeks whilst still enjoying delicious food.”
To lose the Christmas belly follow the Slimavite diet programme. Developed for real food lovers with busy lifestyles, there are delicious shakes in creamy chocolate, velvety vanilla and scrumptious strawberry together with easy to follow recipes that make each meal a special occasion. To find out more go to http://www.slimavite.com (website goes live today).