We"re all fatter than we think, with women underestimating their weight by an average of 5lb

We're all fatter than we think, with women underestimating their weight by an average of 5lb Nearly half of parents of obese children thought their child was 'about the right weight'Women aged 35 to 39 underestimated their weight the most and thought they were 8lbs lighter than they were | UPDATED: 23:13 GMT, 20 December 2012 It will be little consolation to any woman who has stood in a changing room fretting about whether her bottom looks big – and any man who has desperately tried to convince her that it doesn’t. We’re all fatter than we think we are, a study claims, and women are most likely to be guilty of underestimating their size. It seems the average woman is actually 5lb heavier than she believes she is – and those in their late 30s are the most optimistic, convinced they weigh half a stone less than they really do.

JAMES FORSYTH: The Coalition"s in good cheer – so the hangover will be terrible

The Coalition's in good cheer – so the hangover will be terrible | UPDATED: 00:02 GMT, 16 December 2012 Happy: One visitor to No.10 described David Cameron's mood as 'irrationally exuberant' Almost ‘irrationally exuberant’ is how one recent visitor to No 10 describes David Cameron’s mood. As they discussed the political situation and the state of the Coalition, the Prime Minister radiated optimism.