When I see people who are painfully crammed into their clothes or inappropriately dressed for their size, I wonder what they saw when they looked in the mirror. Did they really look at themselves and think, “Man, I look hot.”
According to new research published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity one in four overweight/obese people don’t try to lose weight because they don’t realize they need to. “Weight misperception” is when people think they look just fine even though, in reality, they need to drop a few.
Not surprising, really. How are we supposed to know what we should weigh when weight perception has become a sort of fun-house mirror? Look this way, we’re fat. Look that way, we’re svelte.