A recent UK study has shown that more than a third of women on New Year diets snack secretly.
Thirty-six per cent of female dieters are hiding food or eating it in the dark, says the study carried out by LighterLife.
The Daily Star reported, some of the favourite places to stash supplies were handbags, under the bed and clothes drawers, the study added.
A spokesperson for LighterLife said: "We are shocked just how much the desperation levels have soared compared with the same poll four years ago.
"If you want your partner to lose weight, keep an eye on them around 11am and 3pm, the peak secret snack times."