A survey showed that the average woman tells almost 500 lies a year about her eating and drinking habits, the Daily Mail reported.
Favorite untruths include, "It was only a small portion" after eating a large meal, and "I'll have a big lunch so I won't eat much after this", when they know they will have an afternoon of sugary treats and fatty foods.
Chocolate is the food that women are most likely to lie about, followed by crisps and cake.
For drinking, the "I had only one glass" line is frequently served up after an entire bottle of wine has been polished off.
(China.org.cn January 24, 2012)