Obese men and women are more likely than normal-weight persons to misjudge the weight that falls into the obese category, and do not consider themselves to be obese. The finding was a result of a study that researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill conducted. To determine the category you fit in weight-wise, refer to the Body Mass Index (BMI) chart. The BMI calculates the category -- normal, overweight, obese, and extremely obese -- according to your height and weight.
The Martha Stewart Show, May 2006