Do you know someone who is overweight yet fails to recognize she is overweight? Okay, so you can see what will most likely happen here. If someone doesn’t identify herself as being overweight, she is probably at risk for gaining more weight.
What happens, though, with the woman who perceives herself as being overweight, whether she actually is overweight or not? Curiously, you would think she would be less at risk for gaining weight than someone who doesn’t see herself as being overweight. However…
Research reported in the International Journal of Obesity found that perceiving yourself as being overweight actually presented an increased risk of future weight gain.
What’s been your experience?