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(only 76% of what is considered a healthy weight for her height).
Her measurements would be 39-18-33, and she would not menstruate due to inadequate levels of fat on her body.
Twenty-five years ago, the average female model weighed 8% less than the average American woman. With these media images and body ideals, it’s little wonder that women and men feel inadequate, ashamed, and dissatisfied with how they look.
Women who attempt to achieve this body type (but lack the genetic material to do so) are setting themselves up for years and years of yo-yo dieting, weight fluctuations, disordered eating, and depression.
Similarly, the body ideal projected to boys and men in most muscle magazines and cartoon action figure heroes is impossible to achieve without illegal anabolic steroids.
In fact, there are many large, “overweight” (but fit) men and women who eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly, and enjoy excellent health (as indicated by their optimal blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood sugar levels).
And, there are many “healthy weight” men and women who don’t.