Sheffielders count the Costa binges

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SHEFFIELD people going on holiday to Spain pile on more pounds than anywhere else on the planet, a study has revealed.

Researchers found that on average Sheffielders visiting the Costas gain over seven pounds.

Pigging out on larger portions and all you can eat buffets is to blame and continual snacking throughout the day only adds to the dramatic weight gain over a two week holiday.

The survey by Obesimed, also identified Portugal and Africa as the other destinations from which Sheffield folk return home at least six pounds heavier.

Obesimed’s technical director Peter Seddon said: “A large chunk of holiday-makers do little else on holiday but lounge around the pool and use their two-week break as an excuse to indulge and let themselves go.

“Many adults behave themselves all year round watching what they eat and regularly exercising so it’s understandable why they might switch off on holiday.

“But they shouldn’t go overboard, as when they return home and get back into their daily routine it might be tricky to shift the weight.

“It’s easy to underestimate the calories in large portions.

“So readjusting to smaller portion sizes when you return from holiday is critical.”