I find that I am aware of my weight. What happens to me, is after I’ve lost some weight, even getting to my “fighting weight” – I still feel like I look fat – and I feel fat as well.
Study: Obesity not in eye of beholder
Monday, April 10, 2006; Posted: 10:44 a.m. EDT (14:44 GMT)
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) — Obese people have a blind spot when it comes to their own weight problem, according to a study that showed only 15 percent of people in that category view themselves as obese.
Such a lack of self-awareness can be deadly.
“If somebody doesn’t perceive themselves to be obese, they are most likely not going to pay attention to any public health information about the consequences of obesity,” said Kim Truesdale, a nutrition researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.