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

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40. Does being overweight really matter?

Perhaps you never got back into shape after having kids or maybe you’ve always been a little plumper than you would like. How do you know if it’s really a problem?

A very attractive, curvaceous woman in her early sixties once said to me, ‘Eve, darling, don’t ever get too thin, it’s so ageing.’ And she was right!

I have friends who are in their early thirties and are incredibly proud of their skinny little size 8 or 10 frames, but look at least ten years older with their dried-up faces and flat little bottoms. I think a few curves and a couple of extra kilos are flattering and sensual – and that goes for men too.

When does a little plumpness become unacceptable? It depends on your viewpoint. If carrying ...

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