Britain's secret snack stashers are going to extreme lengths to hide their bad food habits from their family - even resorting to hiding food under their bed! One in 10 polled by American Pistachio Growers admitted to a bedroom stash of sweets.
A spokesperson for American Pistachio Growers said: "We were shocked to hear that people are resorting to hiding food under their bed. Keeping your snacking habit from your partner is not only extreme, but must also be difficult, especially if you live together."
Two thirds of ladies said that they keep their snacks a secret from their own partner and half admit they feel guilty after enjoying a treat. Almost half also admitted they were embarrassed about how often they snack on something, while 55% said that they were self-conscious that people thought they ate too much.
Dr. Cathy Kapica, Adjunct Professor of Nutrition at Tufts University, and a science advisor to the American Pistachio Growers, said: "The odd snack here and there isn't a bad thing. In fact snacks can be an important part of a healthy eating style. Choosing snack foods that are nutritious and taste good may help alleviate the sense of guilt, and the need for secrecy around snacking."