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Be the Woman You Want to Be by Elisabeth Wilson, Infinite Ideas

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33. A weighty issue (or, a weighty question)

Have your waistbands been feeling a little tighter recently? Or are kaftans the only clothes you really feel comfortable in now? Here’s how to work out roughly the right weight for you, plus some news you can use about body shape.

Judging by the newspaper headlines screaming about some new statistic or research about obesity, you’d think there was a moral obligation to be thin.

Often the subtext is that fat people get sick and are a burden on our medical resources. And then there are the images of super-slim models and celebrities that confront us in magazines and on our TV and movie screens. The underlying message here is that this is the way you’re supposed to look, especially if you want to ...

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