by Kai El’Zabar
Don’t believe the hype, fat is not in. It’s never in even though there’s been a movement by some who push the Big is In ideology. Truth be told, obesity has grown in the last twenty-five years.
More children are obese than those generations before them. Overweight and obesity rates also tend to be higher among African American children compared with White children, with obesity rates increasing faster at earlier ages and with higher rates of severe obesity.
From 1999 to 2012, 35.1 percent of African American children ages 2 to 19 were overweight, compared with 28.5 percent of White children; and 20.2 percent were obese compared with 14.3 percent of White children.
More men are obese than ever and the percentage of Black women who are obese have more than tripled. African American adults are nearly 1.5 times as likely to be obese compared with White adults. Approximately 47.8 percent of African Americans are obese (including 37.1 percent of men and 56.6 percent of women) compared with 32.6 percent of Whites (including 32.4 percent of men and 32.8 percent of women). More than 75 percent of African Americans are overweight or obese (including 69 percent of men and 82.0 percent of women) compared with 67.2 percent of Whites (including 71.4 percent of men and 63.2 percent of women).
With celebrities like Mo’nique, whose stand up comedy signature line was “I hate skinny white b_ t_hes,” bringing her audience to boisterous roar. Her rant became a movement enabling the obese to embrace the philosophy and create the idea that ‘Fat is in.’ Ironically, the comedian went through great length to ready herself for the 16th Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 23, 2010, which includes a substantial weigh loss. What statement was she making?
Truth is that being overweight especially the obese zone is not healthy. The extra weight puts stress on your entire body, knees, all joints, places pressure on your lungs and heart, it pushes on your internal organs, and can contribute to high blood pressure, diabetes and a host of other diseases.
The big and beautiful sisters have taken their pride oftentimes overboard scarcely clad exposing what has come to be termed their “muffin tops.” This view of over the top bellies hanging over the top of their pants, skirts or shorts exposed the increased tendency of belly fat in women. Men also have more belly fat than ever. The truth? Belly fat is not only unattractive but dangerous to your health.
All across America, people are battling stubborn belly fat. A health condition of now epidemic proportions, belly fat has actually been identified as the most lethal type of body fat because of its close proximity to vital organs.
In fact, belly fat has been shown to be a predictor of early death, but JJ Smith is empowering people to free themselves from their dangerous belly fat once and for all. She is one of the America’s leading weight loss experts. She has helped her followers lose over 2 million pounds and is the author of the mega hit #1 NY Times bestselling book, The 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse.