Whenever I’ve styled plus size models, they always seem really happy and healthy. I did this shoot with plus size model Louise MacCallum – a size 14. It’s hard to believe that a size 14 is a "plus size" model when the average woman in the UK is a size 16.
According to a recent study more than 43% of size 14 (UK) women said they were as happy as they could be with their career, while almost a third say they couldn’t be more content with their love life.
Second happiest, according to the research by Special K, are size 12 women, with almost three quarters saying they are completely satisfied with their friendships. 45% also enjoy a very successful career.
The study was done by Special K, and their spokeswoman said: ‘It’s great to discover that being a size zero doesn’t necessarily bring you happiness. Our research shows that the curvier size 14 woman is much more comfortable with their shape and has a happier outlook on life.’
The poll also revealed that a staggering 48 per cent of all women aren’t happy with their weight.
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I think the timing of the study is great – most of us make New Year’s resolutions, but I’m not sure how many of us really keep them. Often our decisions are overly ambitious and so we set ourselves up for failure. I don’t know why that is, but maybe one of the reasons we fail is we’re not sure of the facts in the first place. It’s important to think about what make us happy – and happiness changes. So what if someone told you happiness is a size 14?