Skip to comments.Black Women and Fat
Posted on 05/07/2012 8:33:44 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
FOUR out of five black women are seriously overweight. One out of four middle-aged black women has diabetes. With $174 billion a year spent on diabetes-related illness in America and obesity quickly overtaking smoking as a cause of cancer deaths, it is past time to try something new.
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But I never would have suspected that for some people today, not hundreds of years ago, it is a deliberate cultural choice.
Well, I can’t read the article as it’s behind a paywall - but let me hazard a guess that their proposed ‘solution’ depends on massive nanny state intervention.
I still don’t like the implied threat of force coming from the government, but perhaps Michelle Obama may be partly on the right track after all, if she is intending to be a good example for black women getting healthier.
Don’t get me started...
There is no obesity epidemic. The media/left would like you to believe we have a crisis on our hands so they can tax you more. The reality is we are living longer than ever.
Black Women and Fat
I think they prefer the term "big boned".
I just click the link, I don’t have to pay.
It’s easy living I think.
If you click onto their site too many times they want you to pay and block you from reading for free.
(I think a good cookie cleaning may work though)
It’ the same reason many whites in the south are overweight.
Chicken and dumplings with Mac and Cheese.
Did I mention biscuits and country gravy?
No, completely the opposite. She is not claiming victimhood at all, because it was her choice to begin with. This is a cultural thing, and she is encouraging black women to change the culture:
WE have to change. Black women especially. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, blacks have 51 percent higher obesity rates than whites do. Weve got to do better. Ive weighed more than 200 pounds. Now I weigh less. It will always be a battle.
My goal is to be the last fat black woman in my family. For me that has meant swirling exercise into my family culture, of my own free will and volition. I have my own personal program: walk eight miles a week, sleep eight hours a night and drink eight glasses of water a day.
I call on every black woman for whom it is appropriate to commit to getting under 200 pounds or to losing the 10 percent of our body weight that often results in a 50 percent reduction in diabetes risk. Sleeping better may be key, as recent research suggests that lack of sleep is a little-acknowledged culprit in obesity. But it is not just sleep, exercise and healthy foods we need to solve this problem we also need wisdom.
I expect obesity will be like alcoholism. People who know the problem intimately find their way out, then lead a few others. The few become millions.
In the hood, the preferred term is "thick."
You don’t get much exercise riding in “carts” at Walmart, or parking in handicapped spaces at the front door.
Handicapped spaces don’t mean “mentally handicapped”——
THERE! I SAID it.
Sounds like the MOther’s Day Brunch buffet I’m looking forward to enjoying.
True, I stand corrected.
Is Fat Alice, Fat Albert’s sister?
Wierd how MSN has pictures of two caucasians as their obese examples.
This thread is just dandy w/o pictures.
Fact is that many a Mom was proud to make good food from meager sources that would sustain her family.
It just so happens that these inexpensive comfort foods make folks fat.
Well it’s obviously caused by white racism....
I have no idea.
One of the resons white on black rape is negligible?
Look behind the scenes, specifically at the greedy corporate Spandex makers.
Oh Man! I have been seriously stuffed at Georgia breakfasts lorded over by Georgia Mom’s
None of the governments business. Make sure everyone pays for their own crap and nobody would care.
Sittin on your behind, it'll kill you.
Doubleplus sized, Winston!
If a conservative paper came out with this I think they’d cry ‘racist’.
I want to see what NFH says about those ta-ta’s. You know he has a thing about them ? LOL
"fat chance" and "slim chance" mean the same thing.
Just making an observation.
My 91 year old arthritic mother refuses to use one. She says she, "doesn't want people to think she's lazy".
Darn, Someone didn't appreciate an actual example picture of what this writer is talking about :#28
“FOUR out of five black women are seriously overweight.”
Really, 80% of black women are fat?
American women, I presume.
Is this statistic brought to us by the same people who told us Super Bowl Sunday leads to an increase in men beating their women?
Those who always tell us that there are who knows how many millions of homeless people (when a Republican is president) all of whom mysteriously disappear when a Democrat is in office?
[Think about it, don’t you think there has probably been some increase in homelessness during the past 4 years? Or at least the borderline homelessness such as moving in with friends and family that will become an outrageous outrage as soon as the big O is replaced by a Republican?]
Are these the same people who categorized Tom Cruise as “obese”?
Are these the same folks who said there would be an epidemic of heterosexual AIDS cases?
Do these numbers come courtesy of Dr. Mann and the Global Warmists?
Do these people think a fetus is not a human?
Because THOSE people are a bunch of liars and not to be believed on any subject, including which side of the sky the sun will rise on tomorrow.
“fat chance” and “slim chance” mean the same thing.”
I know, isn’t that weird?
It’s like “sanction” it can mean to approve or to censure.
English is a strange language!
Or "big girls".
“English is a strange language!”
Don’t get me started... I learned it when I came here as a teenager and when you don’t grow up with it from birth it’s even stranger.
Why is it “top-down” and “bottom-up”?
Why are words with identical spelling pronounced differently, e.g. wind, lead, bass, bow, etc
Why are words with different spelling pronounced the same?
Two, too, to, right, wright, rite, buy, by, bye, for, four, fore, etc.
And how the hell do you come up with pronouncing “one”, “won”?
I think they prefer the term "big boned". Or "big girls".
"Fat chicks" is completely out of the question.
Reminds me of the guy in college who claimed the university hired the ugliest, fattest women they could find to do housekeeping in the men's dormitories for that very reason.
Baby got back.