Overweight Americans Seem to be Happy With Their Body Image

by Savitha C Muppala on  November 28, 2012 at 10:49 PM Obesity News
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Two-thirds of Americans were found to be happy with their body image despite being 14lbs heavier now than what they were 20 years ago.

Americans are pretty much happy with their weight and a few extra pounds during a vacation does not seem to bother them much.
 Overweight Americans Seem to be Happy With Their Body Image
Overweight Americans Seem to be Happy With Their Body Image

A recent Gallup poll has revealed that fat people are not doing much to lose weight and are just happy being overweight.

Only about 25% of respondents really confessed to doing something to lose weight while majority of Americans felt their weight was right. Gallup has termed this trend as 'weight denial'.


The study also showed how clueless women were , as most women did not even think they were fat; only 16% of over weight women in the study actually felt guilty about being overweight.



Source: Medindia

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