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British women fret about their flab thrice a day

London, July 17 A study has found seven in 10 British women being so anxious about their appearance that they fret about their weight three times a day, with a staggering 80 percent saying they are depressed by their body’s appearance.

As a celebrity-obsessed culture, there is immense pressure on women to look good and females are forced to compare themselves to stars with perfect bodies, reported Daily Mail.

The study found actress Cameron Diaz’s legs, reality star Kim Kardashian’s bottom, model Gisele Bundchen’s flat stomach and singer Jessica Simpson’s bust are considered to be “ideal”.

The desire to look the same, says the study, seems to be having a serious impact on the way women look at themselves.

Conducted by hotel chain Travelodge, the study also revealed 61 percent of the men being anxious about their body thrice a day.

Many desired athletic legs like David Beckham, the bottom of heartthrob actor Channing Tatum and the abs like actors Mark Wahlberg and Matthew McConaughey.

A flabby stomach was the biggest concern for both men and women, with three quarters admitting they were carrying 2lbs (about a kilo) of unwanted fat. Legs were the second biggest worry for women, followed by their bottoms, arms and hips.

Eight in ten said their lives would improve considerably if they felt happy about their body, with over a third saying it would boost their sex drive.

The second biggest concern for men was their arms, followed by shoulders, legs and bottoms.

Travelodge spokeswoman Shakila Ahmed said: “We are living in a celebrity obsessed culture where image is everything.”

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