Thinking You’re Fat Could Make You Fat

New study finds girls who thought they were overweight when they weren’t put on pounds

by Lesley Kennedy • Reporter

Want to keep unwanted pounds from creeping on? Quit telling yourself you’re fat

The Telegraph in the U.K. reports a study out of Norway finds six out of 10 teen girls who were of normal weight but thought of themselves as fat ended up gaining weight in their twenties. 

“Girls in particular tend to consider themselves as overweight, even though they are not, which may lead to psychosocial stress and unhealthy weight control practices such as skipping meals,” the researchers wrote in the Journal of Obesity, according to the newspaper.

Loving yourself as you are? That could be the greatest weight-loss advice we’ve heard yet.


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First Published Mon, 2012-08-13 00:28

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