What's your ideal weight? I bet in 1991 it was 10 pounds less (chart)

The latest Gallup poll on weight is scary. In the last twenty years our standards for weight have changed. We actually believe we need to be larger.

Of course, this could be due to us all getting taller, moving away from skinny as ideal, or the obvious obesity epidemic. The latter is most likely true.

If you put these average weights into the CDC’s body mass index calculator, then our averages are way overweight, borderline obese.

The graph doesn’t show a downward trend…

Gallup

What’s your ideal weight? I bet in 1991 it was 10 pounds less (chart)

The latest Gallup poll on weight is scary. In the last twenty years our standards for weight have changed. We actually believe we need to be larger.

Of course, this could be due to us all getting taller, moving away from skinny as ideal, or the obvious obesity epidemic. The latter is most likely true.

If you put these average weights into the CDC’s body mass index calculator, then our averages are way overweight, borderline obese.

The graph doesn’t show a downward trend…

Gallup