It seems it has for many Americans according to a recent article from Gallup. The average weight that most are happy with is now over 11.5 stone. This represents almost a stone increase on the figure released twelve years ago.
The average US Male now weighs around 14 stone where as their ideal weight is close to a stone lighter. The ideal weight for women comes in at around the 10 stone mark however the reality is over the 11 stone mark.
The study found that just one in six people were actually at their ideal weight.