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Friday, September 14, 2012

The Psychological Effects Of Thinking That You Are Fat May Make You Fat

Then think yourself thin.
They're everywhere -- in magazines, on the Internet, on television - people with super-thin bodies who are presented as having the ideal body form. But despite the increasing pressure to be thin, more and more of us are overweight. Now, researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have found that normal weight teens who perceive themselves as fat are more likely to grow up to be fat.

"Perceiving themselves as fat even though they are not may actually cause normal weight children to become overweight as adults," says Koenraad Cuypers, a researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
See how easy that was?

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