I was asked, why am I expressing such a dislike for the “standard” BMI index? Because it’s unrealistic for Black women like myself who are well-endowed in the hips, thighs and buttocks area. Keep reading because I’ll be sharing a few more pictures at the end of my post to support my stance.
I can’t tell you how many doctors have “urged” me to get down to a “healthy” weight of 120-135 lbs because they are going by the standard BMI index. In all honesty, I would look sickly if I got down to that size. I would never attempt to get down to that size and I don’t care how many doctors “urge” me to. You can have curves, hips and round buttocks and still be healthy too!
My buttocks aren’t going anywhere because it’s genetic; it runs in my family. My thighs aren’t going anywhere because it’s genetic; it runs in my family. With me working out again, the weight in my thighs, hips and buttocks still aren’t going anywhere. They are going to get toned, tightened and lifted again which is fine by me. 👌🏾
So many women have surgery or buy weight gaining products just to get what I and so many other women were born with naturally. Surely, it can’t be that bad since so many women are working hard to build them a booty, hips and / or thighs. If they aren’t buying products to try and build it, they are buying the “parts” through surgery. To each their own. Do what makes YOU happy. 👌🏾
I stand by what I said. The BMI index is flawed when it comes to Black people because it doesn’t take into consideration the bone density of Black people and our fat deposits in our hips, thighs and buttocks area. That alone on average will make us weigh 10-20 lbs more depending on the person.
Here are a few more Black women to support my stance that the BMI index is flawed. Due to their BMI index, they were urged to lose weight on more than one occasion despite being active and healthy. Please don’t sexualize the pictures. These women in my opinion are healthy and are not overweight.
You see what I mean? Until next time…
*I’ll be sharing pictures of Black women who are considered overweight based on their BMI index. It’s important for me to note that these women are active and healthy despite being considered overweight.*
I’ll be the first to admit that there is a problem with obesity globally. Some of it is due to health problems and the side effects of certain medicines which in my opinion, is not the person’s fault. Tonight, I’m arguing against the BMI index used to calculate “healthy” weight for all women and men. The BMI index, when it comes to Black women and men, is very skewed because it doesn’t take into consideration the bone density and fat deposits of Black women and men.
For those of you who may not know, the BMI index was created using the height and weight measurements of White men and women. Ask yourself, how is that not skewed? Studies have shown that genetically, Black people have heavier and denser bones compared to any other race. In addition to that, we have higher fat deposits in our thighs, hips and buttocks area which is also genetic. When you take that into consideration, that already tips the scales 5-10 lbs or more in regards to the “standard” BMI index.
Take a look at the following women below? They are all active, but are still considered overweight due to their BMI index. Having dense bones already makes you weigh more, but when you have thick thighs, hips and buttocks, that makes you weigh even more.
Makes you wonder about the “true” statistics regarding the number of Black people considered overweight. 🤔
Until next time…
Some of my relatives came to me recently and told me that they are in a friendly competition with one another. They asked if I wanted in on this “competition”. 🤔 Seeing how we are all very competitive, I had to first find out what this family competition was all about…
One of my lovely relatives came up with the awesome idea to see who can get the fittest quickest. Well ah, I had to call dibs on this because I can stand to lose some weight. I’m a solid 164 lbs at 5 feet 4 1/2 inches and I’m not ashamed to say it. I don’t look it, but I can definitely feel it…
All of them got the jump on me because they bought all their healthy food and started working out two weeks ago! I’m still going to take home the victory because I have a secret weapon. You see, when I start working out and change my eating habits, my weight falls off quick. It always has. My family ain’t slick! That’s why they waited to tell me about this family competition two weeks late! 😂😭😂
It’s all good though. We’re all doing it for the greater good even though I will get the fittest quickest. I betcha they are shaking their heads at my blog post now because they know I’m about to talk smack…
Yeah, get on it baby ’cause starting this Saturday, cousin Nita is pulling out alllllllll the stops. I promise you kinfolk, you AIN’T ready! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 You already lost and don’t even know it yet. 😏😂😜
Until next time…
A few of my friends recently told me about a woman named Alex. After I read a little bit about her, I decided to blog about her this evening. The reason why my friends “introduced” me to her is because she is my body double. We are built the exact same way! I’ll be sharing pictures from her page throughout my post. All I ask is that you don’t sexualize the pictures. This post is about body appreciation and body acceptance.
Alex Kauffman is a Black woman who is NOT ashamed of how she is built. Black women are often called “fat” because of our buttocks and hips, but that’s not always the case. Genetically, Black women have denser bones and higher fat deposits in the hips and buttocks area compared to non-Black women. That is why we typically weigh more than non-Black women.
Women like myself can relate to the looks and comments Alex sometimes get. If I’m not being told that I have a “ghetto” booty by some non-Black women, I’m getting eyes rolled at me whenever I’m at the beach. You mad about the wrong thing because I’m not paying you or your man (whose eyeballing me) any mind. I’m too busy collecting my sea shells. Some women shouldn’t be so quick to body shame other women. How can you hate on a body like this?
All I got to say is: Show ‘Em Alex! 🙌🏾 Thanks for showing the world that a woman can be curvy and still be beautiful! One mo’ time for the women in the back who got much back!! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
Thick thighs saves lives! 💪🏾💪🏾
Until next time, love the skin and the body you are in.