Let’s take a few myths about food and sizes and see what we can do with these.
1. Mariyln Monroe was a size 16
2. Spicy food is bad for your heart
3. Overweight/Obese People aren’t fit
Let’s start with number 1, Marilyn Monroe was a size 16. In fact, she was about half that size. Oddly, people are really fascinated by Marilyn’s weight and size…. Elizabeth Hurley was quoted as saying, “I’ve always thought Marilyn Monroe looked fabulous, but I would kill myself if I was that fat.” Ouch. Well, Liz may be considered pretty by some, but obviously she is as dumb as or dumber than, a box of rocks. Marilyn was not a size 16, she was an 8-10, curvy, happy, and very normal sized. Think about that when you hear that the average size of women in the US is 14. In the UK it is 16, yet that means about 12-14 in US measurements, same for the Aussies. Two comments to share- America is regarded as the fattest country yet the average size of women is nearly the same in three different continents. And next, why are all the models so skinny if they don’t represent the norm? Hm…
2. Spicy food is bad for your heart. Um…. no it’s not. Actually it is quite good for your heart, helps against the development of Alzheimer’s, releases endorphins (which also happens when you exercise, and it makes you happy), aids in weight loss by speeding up the metabolism, works against headaches/tension/arthritis/depression/high blood pressure, and keeps you feeling strong. Now, I am not saying you should spice up every meal, but I am saying, it’s not at all bad for you.
3. Overweight/ Obese people aren’t fit. Er, wrong. That’s like saying overweight people aren’t healthy. Your weight doesn’t dictate your state of health, and although significant amounts of weight can lead to health issues, that doesn’t mean all overweight people are unhealthy. But back to the point. A person according to standards, should exercise 30-45 minutes per day. The exercise should range between moderate (walking, etc.) to vigorous (dancing, swimming, etc.). These exercises are simple enough for people of all sizes to complete, and actually a great amount of overweight/obese people do. Shocking? Overweight and obese people can be fit, yet still be considered fat and this is indicative by their food choices, and or body structure. So the next time you think to yourself, all overweight people are unfit, unhealthy, gluttons, get your facts straight. A vast amount of overweight people are just as healthy as you, and possibly even a bit more fit.
That’s all I have to say for now. Ta ta,