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Survey. Young Canadians feel fatMetro - August 29th 2013

Play Taxi Media, the Canadian media company with a national network of touch screens in taxis, polled more than 5,000 young professional riders across the country in July and August about their feelings on weight loss. The majority felt they had work to do.

Fifty-eight per cent of riders reported being a little over their desired weight and almost half of those riders felt "overweight." When asked how much they′d like to lose over the next year, 20 per cent said they would be happy with less than 10 pounds, but 39 per cent admitted to wanting to lose more than 30 pounds.

To that end, passengers suggested that trying or continuing to use weight-loss programs would be a big part of the strategy and 75 per cent already spend up to $50 per month on weight-loss programs, with Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, and Slim-Fast leading the way, and the Atkins Diet also considered a strong alternative.