'Most Americans are happily overweight'
It's important to note that the subjects' weight in this study were self-reported, and not verified by a doctor or scale. This may be a problem because people often lie about their weight, or simply don't know it.
According to a 2010 research study, nearly 40 per cent of overweight women believe themselves to be thinner than they really are, the report said.
That study also found that, contrary to most women thinking they are too fat, only 16 per cent of normal-weight women in the study perceived themselves as overweight.
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