On January 1, I vowed to give up alcohol and coffee for 1 month and embark on a new diet and exercise regime in an attempt to lose those excess pounds. Twelve days in, I’m making progress. I feel healthier, and I feel like I look better. Then, I spot this study. It basically says, “You’re not as thin as you think you are.” Great.In a nutshell, researchers from the University of Western Australia in Perth have uncovered new evidence that our brains trick us into thinking that our bodies are smaller than they actually are. This is not what I wanted to read when I got up this morning.