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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Are You Normal ABout Your Weight?

Do you like what you are seeing on your scale? Hate it? And how typical is it, anyway?

There are least 8 "weird" things we should know about our weight and take note...they are very, very normal :).
  1. Gaining 3 pounds overnight. According to New York city nutritionist Keri Gans, R.D., it's often a water weight due to hormonal fluctuations or a salty dinner.
  2. Keeping some baby weight. A year after giving birth, the average woman weighs 3.3 pounds more than she did pre pregnancy.
  3. Taking weight off slowly. About a pound per week is typical-and healthy. "When you lose weight too quickly you gain it right back." says Gans.
  4. Packing on pounds when you shack up. Research shows women often gain weight after marriage.
  5. Smoking to stay skinny-half of women in one survey said they do. But it's a bad idea says Gans. The risks of smoking far outweigh the risks of a few extra pounds.
  6. Ignoring the only proven weight loss plan. Just 19% of women cut calories and exercise regularly to drop pounds.
  7. Lying to men about weight: One study found 59% of women who date online underreport it by 8 pounds on average.
  8. Not wanting to be model-thin-71% of women wouldn't choose to be a size 0 or 2 and would prefer more curves.