Feeling fat may make you fat Full Text
Perceiving themselves as fat even though they are not may actually cause normal weight children to become overweight as adults. Another explanation may be that young people who see themselves as fat often change their eating habits by skipping meals, for example. Research has shown that dropping breakfast can lead to obesity. The researchers checked whether physical activity made a difference in the relationship between perceived and actual obesity. But they found that exercise could not compensate for the negative effect of feeling overweight at a young age.