Americans Adjusting Their Ideal Weight Upward

Posted on Dec 07, 2012

"Americans appear to be slowly shifting to higher weights, adjusting their expectations of what is ideal over time -- mirroring the increase in actual weight. Americans' ideal weight today is the highest on record. And more adults than ever -- 60% -- say their weight is about right, despite the number of Americans who are overweight or obese remaining near an all-time high. Underscoring Americans' weight denial is the relatively low 25% who say they are seriously trying to lose weight -- much lower than the percentage who are above their ideal weight or say they would like to lose weight."

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