De-Nile isn’t Just a River in Egypt…

Picture of an Obese Teenager (146kg/322lb) wit...

A survey conducted by Columbia University Medical Center in New York revealed that moms and children in the US have a false sense of their weight and think they are slimmer than they actually are.

The study revealed that:

  • 66% of the moms and 39% of kids were overweight or obese. Both numbers are close to the national trend.
  • 82% of women underestimated their weight when looking at the silhouettes; 42.5% of overweight women did the same.
  • 13% of normal-weight women thought of themselves as thinner than they were.
  • 86% of kids underestimated their weight, compared with 15% of normal-weight kids.
  • 47.5% of moms with overweight or obese children thought their kids were at a healthy weight.
  • 41% of the children thought their moms should lose weight.

Something to ponder next time you look in the mirror, or at your little one.