2008 News Archive - Holidays - Holidaymakers 'battle the bulge'

27 10 2008

Gone are the days when going on holiday means gaining a stone, according to new research.

A study carried out by Holiday Extras found that over half of Britons return from their holidays at the same weight, with 11 per cent actually shedding pounds while abroad.

Commenting on the findings, Mike Whiting, managing editor at Holiday Extras, said: "It seems that the modern outlook on healthy eating is being extending into people's travels. Gone are the days when travellers would indulge during their time away and instead they are maintaining a balanced diet that can only prove beneficial to their health."

However, it isn't all good news, of those surveyed, 37 per cent of said they usually gained half a stone while on holiday.

In related news, a separate poll carried out by the company revealed that beach holidays are the nation's favourite type of trip.

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