Media in the west has strongly contributed to the idea that being a thin, petite woman is the ideal, that it’s sexier. With society’s most celebrated models being at least a size zero, and generally five-feet, nine-inches tall, it’s a fairly unrealistic expectation for the majority of women. Granted, there are clearly females who fit this range, especially considering sizes now dip into the negative numbers.
This has been going on for decades and isn’t showing signs of slowing down any time soon — even with plus-sized models like Ashley Graham or plus-size musician, Lizzo, becoming front-running celebrities.
Obesity isn’t healthy for the body and comes with a number of complications and issues that can stay with you long-term. However, the same can be said of the reverse. So, the best course of action is to do what’s best for your body and body type.