Fat Thoughts Can Make You Fat. SHAPE
In the study, scientists assessed the perceived and actual weights of teenagers, then tracked them for about a decade. As adults, about half were still normal weight, but among those who were overweight there was a unique difference. Of the girls who felt fat as teens nearly 60 percent became overweight as adults, and 78 percent had excess waist circumferences. On the flip side, of the girls who didn’t consider themselves to be fat as teens just 31 percent were found to be overweight as adults, and 55 percent had high waist measurements.