It’s not what you think.
People’s perception of what constitutes fat is changing. A recent survey that covered a 20 year time period found that Americans are less likely to find overweight people less attractive. The percentages have dramatically dropped from 55% to 24%.
Is it because more of us are overweight, hence our need for acceptance has become greater?
Have we become more tolerant?
Or have we as people, as adults, as a nation, given up on ourselves, accepting the reality that the majority of us are overweight and we are trying to come to terms with this fact?
Are you overweight? Are your pants getting too tight? Is that blouse starting to gape at the buttons? Are you beginning to sport a muffin top?
Why are we afraid to admit we’re fat? Is it because once we admit it, we’ll actually have to do something about it?