A study revealed that one in three women admit snacking in secret, the Daily Mail reported.
Embarrassment about the type and amount of the food they eat means 33 per cent enjoy a quiet pick-me-up when no one else is watching.
Two thirds of those women even keep their snacks a secret from their own partner and half admit they feel guilty after enjoying a treat, according to the poll carried out by the American Pistachio Growers.
Dr Cathy Kapica, a nutrition professor at Tufts University, said that switching to healthy snacks or cutting down on the amount of pick-me-ups would be a wiser choice.
(China.org.cn April 2, 2012)