A few months back Pat accidentally tried on a pair of size 2 jeans at an outlet store and was astounded to discover that they fit. Of course, she bought them; she had never had a pair of size 2 pants in her closet?ever. But she couldn’t resist asking the clerk why a woman who normally wears a size 8 would fit into a pair of size 2 jeans. The saleswoman laughed and said this clothing line’s sizes seemed to fluctuate with the designer’s own weight. “No matter how much she gains or loses,” the saleswoman said, “we think she always wants to wear the same size.”
That story came to mind as we were reading the results of a recent Cornell University study published in the journal Eating Behaviors, which examined how people’s perceptions of their size and shape motivated them to lose weight.
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