Nearly 20 per cent of women have secretly put men on diets .
One out of six women affirms that without informing their partners they have put them on a secret diet .
Women who consider that their boyfriend or hubby needs to lose weight cut fat off meat prior to cooking it, purchase leaner cuts of meat and serve meals on somewhat smaller plates.
The survey findings of 10,000 adults show that some women go to the extent of pouring Diet Coke into non-diet coke bottles.
16 per cent of women stated that they had secretly placed their partner on a diet without him knowing.
The survey, commissioned by the Atkins Diet, found that nearly a third of women had also insisted their partner lost weight .
A tenth of women stated that they would contemplate leaving their partner should he pile on too many pounds.
Women use various means to try and encourage their partners on the path to weight loss .
50 per cent of respondents stated that they criticise the food their partner eats or point out that celebrities like Brad Pitt, Gerard Butler and David Beckham have great bodies.
Over a third of the men interviewed stated that they feel self-conscious when their partner make comments on handsome celebrities.