WHAT THE F*CK???? According To The United States Government . . . FOUR OUT OF FIVE Black Women Are Either Overweight Or Obese!!!

: This is an excerpt from a report on the GOVERNMENT website:

African-American women have the highest rates overweight and obesity compared to other groups in the United States. About 4 in 5 African-American women are overweight or obese.



Being overweight or obese increases your risk of:



Heart disease

Type 2 diabetes

High blood pressure

Stroke

Breathing problems

Arthritis

Gallbladder disease

Sleep apnea

Some cancers

We'd like to see what STANDARDS they're using to measure obesity . . . cause that sounds WAAAAY to high to us!!

UPDATE - the same website says that a woman that is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weigh 145 pounds is considered OVERWEIGHT . . . seriously???

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GRINDINENT
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kinda slow today huh MTO


Mamour
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who in the world is surprised


Lonn
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American women period


Lktv
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Blame it on the Lemon Peppered wings


rage171
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Soul food swallowers!


TAPITEASY
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I would like to know who decides what is over weight or obese. I visited my relatives down south, and all the women black and white were over weigt to me. I would honestly say that 9 out of 10 of all the women I saw were over weight. I don't believe this "report" unless you also include white women.


LovingLifeFreely
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Four out of five doesn't even sound believable. Maybe one out of five. African Americans seem to mistaken thick with fat. If you're belly is hanging over, chances are you are not thick. If your stomach stick out more than you butt, chances are you are not thick. We need to educate our people on being healthy, that's another one of our obstacles to overcome. Instagram @Am_mara


JasmineAllon

Meosha999
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That sounds right to me and I AM A BLACK WOMAN!!! Im thin but it seems thats an issue In the black community as well as fatt aasss America! MTO only glorifies fatties anyway and most if not all if them are BLACK WOMEN!! Assesss are waaay to fat for anyones health!!


Meosha999
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Once you're past the size 10/12 you're PLUS SIZE....Most black women are out of shape, humongous assess which is nothing but FATTTTT!! I HOPE ALL THE FAKE ASSESS EXPLODE AND CAUSE GLUTEUS MAXIMUS CANCER!! YEA...I SAID IT!!


Xocio
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Yup sounds about right


Meosha999
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Ok that's rough but im saying...what do you think happens to all of that weight as you age...?? Its even more fat! People only care about the now and not the state of their health down the road. With all of the other races running out buying asses and breast they too will soon be in that category. I never saw fat egyptians or thick either....the women were sleek elegant and in shape....so says the writings on those walls...curvy and fat are 2 different things....why is Buddha fat? Idk.....Why is the fertility Goddess depicted as hippy and super curvy? Idk....but what I do know is weight is an issue in America period. Most people have excess fat in undesirable places....when your clothes are rubbing and causing holes in between ones legs there's an issue...if you eat everything in large and supersized portions chances are you're obese or on your way to it....


PHONY-DESl
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IM 43 YEARS OLD. 5 FT 5......350 LBS....FROM BALTIMORE.....AND I STILL WHERE FOR A LIVING....OLD WHITE MEN IN BALTIMORE LIKE IT. Yours Truly 121269


MooNRider
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they also count all of those girls with big butts as obese. people forget before rappers made big butts a mainstream trend. white people including and especially white women, saw black womens bodies as looking deformed because of our hips, thighs and butts. its all extra to them, and not necessary as still seen as a indicator of being overweight also. No better remembers that movie true lies, with that white woman naked, looking like someone stapled her legs to her back. lol and that was considered beautiful, still is. .. to white people. if you are a size 10, you're fat. size 12-14 obese. so oh well.


M.Ellington
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Unfortunately that appears accurate to me. It makes it very hard to find a woman because if you are a fit black man...the few fit black women are using that to get a paycheck from a man.



IriAstarte

IriAstarte
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bet y'all believe hiv came from Africa too lol


La_Morena90
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This is according to the U.S. government. Don't believe everything they say. Damn, learn to think for yourselves. At my height, I'm "supposed" to weigh only 110 at the most. I honestly don't think I would look good that way. Everyone in my fam is more on the thicker side, not fatter...,THICKER!


gemmateller
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This is because the BMI scale is WACK! You can't lump everyone together and say"You're this tall, you should weight this much." My Dr told me I was obese, and I told her I don't live my life according to charts on the wall. There is a difference between thick and fat, but this chart doesn't know that. FYI,not all WP think anorexia is sexy. I'm white,small waist big hips,and I wouldn't have it any other way. I don't wanna look like Pancake Cyrus. If this means a chart is calling me obese, then so be it.


Kidcisco
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LOL LOL LOL I BEEN SAYING THAT FOR A LONG TIME WHO WANT SOME NASTY FAT OBESE BLACK FEMALE THAT WANT OWN UP TO THEIR PROBLEMS WITHOUT ALWAYS POINTING THE FINGER AT SOMEONE ELSE WHAT YOU HEAR ?? WHITE WOMAN ARE TOO OR AMERICANS ARE TOO BUT WHAT ABOUT YOU PIGS ?? WHO HAVE MORE KIDS OUT OF WEDLOCK ? WHO ARE ALWAYS TRYING TO BE WHAT YOU NOT ?? WHO HATE THEIR HAIR ? WHO HATE THEIR NASTY LIFE ? WHO ALWAYS SPEND MONEY ON B.S. ?? WHO ROBBED WEAVE & WIG SHOPS ?? YOU FEMALES ARE PIGS !!!! THAT NO ONE WANT !!!! FACE THE FACTS .... BLACK GUYS GET AWAY FROM THESE PIGS DATE A LATINA OR ASIAN OR WHITE GIRL NOT SOME NASTY HOT WINGS NONE COOKING NONE WORKING OUT BALD HEADED RAT LOL


Lashaetria30
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All the fat white women and Latinas in my town, are you kidding me? Please, don't pretend their aren't any fat Africans. Each foreigner that comes to America, seem to get fat. Don't just put that on American black women. Just as you say only black women wear weave...yeah, ok


xCivicx
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This was purposefully done to black women, as well as the black community in general. This is why there is a cheap fast food place on every corner in the hood but you gotta go on a journey to get healthy food and THEN pay almost twice as much for it as you would for the junk food


books
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Kidcisco u know ur wrong for that! Lol However, I do agree with the kids out of wedlock!


Kisnit784
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That's what mto glorifies everyday! "thick sisters with fat a$$es.If a sister is slender she's called a man or a tranny. i hope this posts,.


RealPeeps
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@KIdcisco they only person who hates himself is you! Men like you are a disgrace, you were born of and raised by a AFRICAN-AMERICAN woman: then you turn around ridicule, berate, and abandon them, kick rocks. If you want to be with women of other races and cultures, because that's what you like so be it, you do not have to insult AFRICAN-AMERICAN women to do it. You are only displaying your own insecurities and inadequacies at being able to be a true African King to an African Queen, weakling!!!! @topic, I do not believe this research, 4 out of 10 maybe but not 5. I agree with some of the above comments, the food source in the majority African American community is subpar to say that of Caucasian neighborhoods. Also there is the difference of diets and exercise regimen. Lastly I would not go by those charts either, one size does not fit all, just like we have different skin textures we also have different body types. A major portion of the African American women have a naturally curvier physique and bone density if I'm not mistaken, so their weight would not be conducive to the so called Charted Standards (based on the body-type of Europeans). Also I saw a news story on abc news a few years back that women who carried weight in their hip and buttock area (aka pear shape) have the healthiest body-type. The danger comes in when you retain fat in the abdomen region because it's around vital organs.


Black love
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If you know you have that problem and you are not happy with it then it's only right to take care of yourself no matter what color you are .


Chaichai
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Sounds right to me. Look around you. Cute with elaborate hair, always eating out, and won't exercise.


419boi
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Been running for 4+ years, I can count on one hand how many black women i've seen run during that span. Most demanding, least willing to sacrifice.


Mars_Zena
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This is according to the insanely inaccurate BMI system. Everyone carries weight differently, and black females have ass and hips, so yeah, we're going to be considered "overweight" compared to "white" standards.


ChocolateUSA
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Unfortunately, too many of us continue to cook and eat the way our ancestors did using a lot of fat, sugar and frying. Southern Soul Food is delicious but it is very bad for our health.



Mayleren
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Yeah, white ppl are obese too. Lets not lie.


Flawlessly_amiss
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I'm 5'3 155 lbs, 26" waist and 42" hips. Far from obese but they've been telling me I was over weight since I was a kid. Not everybody is stick thin, some of us have healthy curves! Follow me on ig @flawlessly_amiss


GoodLove
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Can't argue with science.


GoodLove
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@mayleren they didn't say there weren't obese white people they said sistas have the largest number of obesity. You can argue it if you want but the facts are the facts. Curves and being obese are two different things.


ghostwriter066
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Ummm...... yeah. You sound shocked that you just now got told that. Of couse they are. All these BIG booty so called models that y'all glamorize on here are all fatties. Malliah, Jhonni Blaze, all these hood rat strippers are as well.


TheRose
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Let us not forget that most African Americans have more bone density. Instead of chastising folks, help get them motivated and change their lives. People are so !@#$%^&* ignorant sometimes. Ask them to join your walking group or help motivate them to eat better. Let us not forget that thin people are not always healthy either. That radio personality Kidd Kraddick was not fat at all but after he died and they did the autopsy they found he had an enlarged heart and blocked arteries!! So don't be disillusioned that people who are big are unhealthy.


Meosha999
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M.ellington u sound like an insecure black man that ain't never had much....land urself a decent job and now that's all black women want...? You idiot that's what we ALL ultimately want! Someone to add to theie already stable success....black women and white men rule this freaking world.....EVERYONE worships the black womans body or anything close to it.....how do you think the lighter skinned blacks came about...? We created a new breed of multi ethnic beauty.....yall weren't getting raped and seduced * (ok maybe seduced by that curious black dhick loving white woman that would also have y'all killed!!) Shut your whining!


mses300
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I been sayin this and black women like to go in and hate on other races about they weight and body when they they fattest lol have a seat!


Soft and Wet
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Just look at the story y'all posted rt before this one and ask yourselves why this makes sense!


listenup!!!!
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Y'all need to stop lying and own up to your fatness..y'all say you keep it bc of curves..lol..if your hips and azz is real, that is not going anywhere bc of loss weight, no matter what size your are the azz and hips not going anywhere...I'm 5"2... I use to be 140lbs..I got a trainer and now I'm 114lbs. I still got a Fat azz and hips. Nice tone legs and stomach. And I look and feel healthy. I can wear a two piece without my stomach bulking out. I love my size now!!! Your azz would look way better with a flat stomach and tone smooth legs... For all you fatties need to hit the gym no excuses. So if you lose weight your azz and hip is not going to disappear , infact it would shape and be more define. Who want cellulite azz and legs?


Soft and Wet
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On the other side, our bone structures and bodies are different from the average white female who's standards we are being judged against. While its no excuse for any blk woman to not take care of themselves, I can also see how there's a caveat to this story. Ijs


Taniap1123
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Ask the American Journal of Science why they say Black bodies make better atheletes than nonBlack bodies. Ooh the Black body is a true work of efficent marvel. The Black body adapts to anything and can perform wonderously under those newly adopted circumstances. But I digressed.. These non Black doctors need to construct a test where the control is the generalized body mass index of Black bodies and not the phisologically different nonBlack bodies, you'd have reports that more accurately reflected truths. If Blacks have greater bone density and more muscular mass than WE ARE INNATELY going to be heavier than a body that is not as well designed..A Gremlin car is much lighter than a Nova car of the same time period. The Gremlin also does not last as long as the Nova nor is the Gremlin able to do as much work or perform under that higher work load as well as the Nova..Well the Gremlins are white bodies and the Novas are the Black bodies..and in tha Town we call Novas indestructibles!!!!


Secret Voice
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I see a lot of fat men and women and I see them from all races so I have to wonder once again why are Blacks singled out and more importantly,why Black women? Is this another attempt to make Black women less attractive and why do so called sites that supposedly cater to Blacks fall for the trap? I'm 5'7" and I weigh 140.I'm slim,no fat going on.....I know people that weigh 20 pounds less than I do who are flabby............Understand that Whites feel their standard is THE standard but God made us all differently...


Rbella1
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Some of y'all on here arguing DOWN. That having a fat body is acceptable... Bottom line all this thick talk Needs to stop! Every FAT WOMAN will convince themselves that they are just thick and THATS WHERE THE PROBELM LIE.. When do it go from thick to just FAT AS HELL??? Every morbidly obese woman I know call themselves THICK... Somebody a.ss Lyin!!! Check this.... If there is FAT under any of that thickness yo a.ss is Talkin about YO A.ss IS FAT! Go to the gym... I live in there and hardly ever see a black woman working hard as me.. And that's sad. If u in there as much as me people think ur losing for a movie role and that's sad.


gottit7
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@Meosha999 coz both of yall evil..evil and greed runs the world...and look at yall proud of the fact that whitemen raped yall back in the day..really?...



island_bwoy
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Black girls need to get back in the gym. As soon as they hit college they stop all the exercising. And you see all the Beckys hitting the gym hard during college.


fakevodka
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Kidcisco and 419boi never lied.


badgurll
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Just another jab at black folks. F the statistics. As long as you're healthy that's what matters.


1HipHopOG
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The standard in which they go by is bullshit for men and women. Black women tend to look better carrying a lil extra weight then other races. A 145lb white woman is NOT gonna look as good as 145lb black woman.


Rbella1
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1hiphopOG... Sweetheart I am 5'0 tall I DO NOT LOOK GOOD CARRYING WEIGHT... Plus I work in fashion where smaller and form fitting clothes that fat isn't spilling out of is more appealing to the eye... I'm happy to be starting my 30s and still wearing a size 2/4... I don't want jelly rolls of fat nor do I want my legs scrubbing together causing black marks between my thighs just so some man can holla... It's funny y'all say this on a MTO board, yet are all over a draya, Megan good and any other SKINTY woman page thirsting like y'all in the Sahara. Ill take a SMALL BODY over overweight lard a.ss anyway....ill keep my gym membership thanks.


CityMonster
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Omg....I disagree! think for yourselves people!!!! Stop listening to fake polls you don't remember taking part of and agreeing with them..... Wakeup and look how you're all being fooled into thinking the way they want you to think. Stop looking at the trick and pay attention to the magician.


listenup!!!!
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Rbella1 is killing the comments... Girl you on point! They praise draya, beyonce and Rihanna who all are skinny women still curvy . But that want to co sign for the fatness. Know more excuses fat people , get to the gym. They so in denial. They praise skinny but get mad when people calling them fat, you ain't thick trick.


me_becky_u_shaniqua
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don't wanna sweat and get that horse hair fake hair weave wet


books
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@Flawless call me!! Lol


Clip54
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This is true... Thick does not equal healthy.


Meosha999
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@gottit im not proud at all and probably shouldn't have said what I did....it was a little over the top....I really need to redirect that energy into something more constructive. ..I think I needed some sleep when I wrote that #dontcomnentwhenyouonemo


Meosha999
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Btw....we all know its just as many fat white women as there are black...fat is fat....some people know they better STAY in the gym because of what their mothers ended up looking like.....muffin top, pancake chicken butt...blotchy terrible skin just to name a few....atleast we age wonderfully....most of us anyway. ..


LILMISSMATCHED
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All these "statistics" are based off f the average white American. So if your bigger and stronger that the average white person you're considered obese. i've been dealing with this wacked out BMI chart since grade school. You don't tell lean muscular kids that they're overweight. That's sends the wrong message too early in life. I'm 5'6" 165 lbs and I wear a size 6. How the HELL am I overweight??? Muscles are heavier than fat people. Do your research.


MassEducated
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Good that most of us know better than to follow those made-up standards. A few years ago, I was working 3 jobs, bouncing from shift to shift and not eating as well as I should have. I got all the way down to a size 0, nothing fit--I had nooo problem finding a new wardrobe bc everything was available in my size. I can't even tell you how many compliments I received from everybody telling me how "great/sexy/fit" I looked. I was NOT happy. My energy levels were down; my family thought I was smoking crack; my real friends told me I looked like "nassatall"; but my doctor told me I was "fit as a horse"! The media just likes to fuel hate. These same medical professionals are fully aware that our skeletal and muscular structures are different, including the fact that the lower spine curves outward more so than in Caucasians, hence, the more pronounced buttocks and, for some, causing the stomach to protrude. Never listen to these idiots. Believe your lab results (cholesterol levels, glucose, etc.).


MassEducated
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HA! Why was the word "j o b" censored? Are we not supposed to promote working, or something?



Tjw183
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I wish people stop associating Fat with being lazy and unhealthy. I am overweight according to the American (white) bmi charts. But I hit the gym daily amd eat right and yet ive never been under a size 14...im not condoning being fat but I am making the statment that everyone isnt going to weigh the same. We come from all over the world from different environments and regions meaning that out ancestors according to their place of origin bodies had to adapt to where they were. Look at the romans and then look at Polynesians. If some of y'all were educated and did research and understand biology and not state your ignorant opinions maybe you would realize we all are different in height weight and in everything. This world is fucked up and brainwashed. And would be hella boring if we all looked the same.