Some Like It Hot

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 marilyn-monroe-swimsuitand 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 goodscotchbonnet 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 d7b6ee3f18a87534_exercisehealth, 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,


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14 Responses to Some Like It Hot

  1. Isabella says:

    hey, i agree with ur points. my pilates instructor was overweight. but damn she could teach aerobics like nobody’s business. she was in great shape!!! kicked my ass!

  2. Diana says:

    And on the flip side of number 3, not all skinny people are healthy. Someone may be a size 2, but if all they eat is fast food, they smoke, and never exercise, then they’re nowhere near as healthy as someone who’s a size 14, eats a balanced diet and exercises regularly.

  3. Andrea says:

    You know, that is news to me. I had always heard that Marilyn Monroe was a size 16.

  4. I agree with Diana but I still question if someone can be overweight and be healthy. In my head, the jury is still out on that one.

    I have a real life example:
    I have a friend who is about 5’3 and weighed about 240 lbs. She played soccer once a week and went to the gym once a week. Despite her weight and chronic allergy problems, she swore she was to some degree healthy. However, in the past year she change ONE thing… now she eats healthy food. In the past year, she has lost almost 60 and no longer suffers from allergy problems. Was she UNhealthy before and healthy now? OR Was she healthy before and just healthier now?

    • Ethan says:

      I’m pretty sure there’s almost no way to be healthy when you’re 5’3″ and 240lbs, that’s just too big. You are right to question.
      As good as exercise is, it’s still very important to limit how many calories you consume to a reasonable level, as it’s way, *way* harder to burn calories than it is to consume them – a McDonald’s double cheeseburger [not a large burger, relatively speaking] has over 400 calories, while running an entire mile burns only 100; if you’ve ever tried running for more than several seconds at a time, you’ll know that it’s pretty close to the hardest exercise you can do, a great deal harder than yoga or casual bicycling.

      Oh, and forget dress sizes, they’re 100% arbitrary bullshit. They’re biased towards short people and punish muscles almost as much as they punish fat.

      • brittany says:

        That just not right ethan! Who gives u guys the right to judge someone because there a different size i am 230 and i gained 75-80 pounds with my son but before i was 160 im short so it makes it 10x harder to look fab but its not right for you to say that is to BIG!!! I know lots of ppl who eat very healty and excersice and take care of them selfs but havent lost a pound its just who they are and i am glad there are chubbier ppl out there cause thats what makes us different WHY DO BIGGER PEOPLE HAVE TO FEEL LIKE ALIENS! Look all i am saying is you try being a bit bigger live that kinda life it is totally opposite than the skinny life and jst because ur skinny doesnt mean ur healthy!!!
        Live in someone else shoes for a day!!!!
        Dont be so judgie towards others you have no clue why they look the way they do

  5. ali says:

    i’m a size 13, and i’m all star track and lacrosse player(:

  6. anana says:

    models don’t represent “real” people

  7. Morgan says:

    Marilyn Monroe was in fact a size 16, but she would fit in to a size 8 or 10 today. Look in to something called vanity sizing.

  8. felicia says:

    wow “im a size 8/10 & full size eat healthy everyday walk 3 to 4 days a week, and never been the skinny one ,,most days i see me hot looking other day i feel like what the lol ps marilyn was very healthy looking from what i see.

  9. felicia says:

    what u thin

  10. mimi says:


    It is so wonderful to read people seeing that real beauty does not come in one size. Marilyn was absolutely gorgeous at every size she was. She was a prime example to all of us in exterior and interior beauty. We are all beautiful and we are all a wonderous variety like flowers. Have you ever seen a flower you thought was ugly? Nah. They are all different colors, sizes, etc… and they are all beautiful. So are we. Healthy comes in all sizes and shapes too. Look in the mirror and see the Marilyn in you! Peace and love to all!

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