…and what’s more, they seem to be more truthful about their weight when asked.
But the most interesting thing to me about the survey described in the article was this:
“Everybody underreports their weight but women do it more,” Howard said.
Men, on the other hand, do something else that affects the Body Mass Index, which is weight divided by height squared and is used to define obesity.
“They overreport their height, which makes them seem less obese.”
Women say they’re thinner than they really are. Men say they’re taller than they really are.
Makes perfect sense to me.