I’m just big-boned

Results from a study published in the journal Obesity indicate that overweight and obese people in the UK are getting worse at estimating their actual weight. Men, lower income, and lower education folks are particularly bad at it. The authors posit that it may have something to do with the cultural push to normalize larger body types and lower the stigma associated with culturally less attractive body types. But the decreased stigma, they suggest, is having an unintended consequence. Those who underestimate their weight are 85% less likely to try to lose weight than those who correctly estimate their weight. This begs a difficult question: Can people simultaneously not feel bad about being overweight and also be motivated to attain a healthier body? Here are 24 other Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey. You’re welcome.