NEW YORK (WPIX)—A new survey finds Americans rather be slim than get busy between the sheets.
The survey, conducted by Nutrisystem, found 50 percent of American women and a quarter of men think being thin is better than having sex -- even claiming they would give up making love in exchange for not gaining 10 pounds.
Specifically, the findings conclude that 52% of women would take a summer without sex over gaining 10 pounds; a quarter of American men said they would make the same sacrifice.
However, sex isn't the only thing people are willing to give up in order to shed pounds. 25% would prefer to lose 10 to 20 pounds this summer than get promoted at work. In addition, 73 percent would be willing to give up their cell phones, TV or computers in exchange for losing weight this summer.
Many Americans "are willing to make extreme sacrifices to lose weight, but they eventually give up on their goals because they don't know how to reach them," Dr. Bruce Daggy, nutritional biochemist and vice president of research and development at Nutrisystem, Inc, told the NY Post.
The survey was conducted between the time period of April 10 and April 21 and involved 1,001 adults across the country -- ages 18 and older.