The Snob has not one, but TWO stories up this Monday at Clutch Magazine. First up is how negative body images often keep women from both getting in shape AND enjoying their lives. Using fashion blogger Gabi Gregg's "fatkini" tale, I touch on how often so many of us forgo doing the things we love because we don't think we look "good" enough to enjoy them.
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Of course by "Big Boned," they mean higher muscle mass or a large body frame.
From Science Daily:
The body mass index (BMI) and waistline measurement overestimate obesity in African-Americans, according to a new study. The results, which were presented at The Endocrine Society's 91st Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., suggest that conventional methods for estimating body fat may need to become race-specific.
"Compared to Caucasians, African-Americans of the same age, gender, waist circumference, weight and height may have lower total and abdominal fat mass," said principal investigator and study leader Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, professor of medicine and chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis. "These findings argue for a review of the existing cutoffs for healthy BMI and waist circumference among African-Americans" ...
Therefore, body fat is likely to be lower in blacks than in whites of the same weight and height, Dagogo-Jack said. He said their data suggest that muscle mass may be higher in blacks, which would explain the dissociation between weight expressed as BMI and measured body fat.
"If our results are confirmed in a larger study population by other researchers, the obesity field will need to develop ethnic-specific cutoffs for what values represent overweight and obesity," he concluded.
So THAT'S why when I was 242 lbs no one actually believed I was 242 lbs and why when I was 165 lbs everyone thought I was 132 lbs. I can't help it if all my weight is carried in my ass! I knew I wasn't that fat! In your FACE, body mass index!
Side note: My baby sister, aka Baby Snob, who is 4'11" and only about 120 lbs is considered borderline obese by her BMI. You could pick her up and throw her, she's so tiny! SCREW YOU, BMI! You don't know know shizz about black people!