People No Longer Realize They’re Overweight Because Of The Rise In Plus Size Models

Jena Greene | Reporter

More and more people are starting to lose track of the idea of what it means to be healthy, according to a new report.

The UK’s Daily Mail reported the following:

A study of more than 23,000 people has found more than half of men do not recognise they are overweight or obese.

Almost a third of women underestimate their true weight, compared to under a quarter two decades ago.

The results are concerning because those who misjudge their size are 85 per cent less likely to try to lose weight.

Experts say the popularization of plus-size clothing, overweight models, and the rise in obesity has contributed to a normalization of being fat.

I’m gonna go ahead and put this in the “not surprising” category. Of course, people are starting to misjudge their weight when they’re constantly lied to about what’s ‘healthy’ and stores label their clothes inaccurately to make customers think they’re thinner than they actually are. It’s all smoke and mirrors.

With that being said, it doesn’t make a ton of sense that people somehow just don’t know they’re overweight. It seems like a bit of a cop-out move to say you don’t lose weight simply because you don’t know you’re fat. If you can’t see your feet in the shower, it’s probably time to start thinking about losing weight. That’s not Ashley Graham’s fault.

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