There's no doubt about it: Americans are getting heavier and heavier. But new U.S. estimates may still come as a shock -- since the late 1980s and early 1990s, the average American has put on 15 or more additional pounds without getting any taller.All right, that's just crazy. 5'4" 169 is 60 pounds more than is ideal for that height. Seriously, it's not that hard to lose weight. I'm in my 40s and I just went from 192 to 179 in six weeks in order to get my abs back and prolong my soccer career.
Even 11-year-old kids aren't immune from this weight plague, the study found. Girls are more than seven pounds heavier even though their height is the same. Boys gained an inch in height, but also packed on an additional 13.5 pounds compared to two decades ago...
According to the report, the average weight of men in the United States rose from 181 pounds to 196 pounds between 1988-1994 and 2011-2014. Their average height remained the same at about 5 feet, 9 inches.
The average woman, meanwhile, expanded from 152 pounds to 169 pounds while her height remained steady at just under 5 feet, 4 inches.
No second helpings. No snacks. A tall cold juice for lunch. A moderate amount of exercise. That's all it takes. You can even have dessert! And it's well worth it.