Is overweight the new average?
Saturday, November 24, 2012
I look around these days and I notice, there are very few thin people. Anywhere. There are average sized people. Well wait....what is average anymore? Average back when I was a kid seems to be very different from average now. Average then was, well, thin. Average now is, well, plumper.
Have we become so used to overweight that it has become the new normal? I no longer know what my ideal weight is. Will I look too thin at say, 120? Will I be less that the average weight?
I am glad my daughter doesn't worry about her weight. She is average. But is that good anymore? Is she really overweight and heading for issues? I will never point this out to her since as a teenager she could really take it wrong.
Has anyone else noticed that we have become desensitized to overweight and accepted it as normal? I am afraid that this issue is hiding from us in plain sight. Will obese become the new normal? That's a scary thought.