Would you please explain to me where in this article anyone encourages any one else to eat unhealthful food and to be lazy about exercise?

I can't find it. Perhaps, being a LARGE white woman I read past it.

Please check out an other comment of mine on health and obesity, specifically where I explain why having a LARGE body -- particularly compared to skinny-jean wearing white girls -- doesn't necessarily equate with being unhealthy..

Something I learned about my own large white body is that building muscle and eating the RIGHT KINDS of foods rather than worriying about restricting calories can produce a healthier body than essentially starving yourself with an 800-1200 calorie restricted diet, which results in hunger and a body that is TOO SKINNY to be healthy enough for one's bone structure.

The "white girl" emphasis on being super skinny by not eating ENOUGH food, and in the process creating a body often too weak to exercise IS NOT HEALTHY EITHER.

THAT is what is being talked about here.LARGE does not necessarily = unhealthy. A woman can have a "curvy" body that defies the expectations imposed on us by fashion magazines AND STILL BE HEALTHY.

Retired professor, feminist, writer, photographer, activist, grandmother of 5, overall Wise Woman. Phd UIA School of Journalism & Mass Communication, 1994.

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