Mirror, mirror on the wall, am I fat? Just right? Too thin? (Is there such a thing?)
It should be quite easy to tell, shouldn't it? One look in the mirror should tell all, right?
Apparently not! Self assessment often isn't correct, and many people's perception of where they stand in the weight spectrum is just wrong!
A recent article in the journal Obesity shows that weight misperception is highly prevalent among all US adults: more than 20% of healthy weight adults considered themselves overweight, and close to 40% of overweight adults and about 8% of obese adults considered themselves to be "about the right weight."
The study sample consisted of more than 17,000 adults. Subjects reported self-perception of their weight status, and their assessment was compared to a calculated Body Mass Index, or BMI, which is the measured weight in kilograms divided by measured height in meters squared.
As you'd probably guess, there was a big difference between individual'sRead More »from How do you know if you have a healthy weight?