From Frugivore — For most of us it’s a normal sight. Mama got a little “meat on her bones,” grandma got a big ole booty, grandpa got that big beer-belly, and auntie so-and-so is just … big. We never really think much of it, it’s just our life. I had a family member nicknamed “Aunt Lottie with the big bump pon’ she batty,” but the reality is Aunt Lottie had that “bump” because she was a big woman. As much as we love these family members all the meat on the bones and beer bellies can be a sign that they are killing themselves slowly. With all the information we have now on how extra weight affects everything from our bones to our brains and hearts, simply accepting that our families are overweight is no longer okay.

But how do you break a cycle of obesity that goes back generations? The older members of the family are set in their ways and the younger members simply don’t know any better, getting everyone on the same healthy page can extremely difficult. As the saying goes “A family that prays together, stays together” and I believe the same concept applies in trying to get your entire family to lose weight … a family that eats in and works out together, stays healthy together.

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  • Shirl

    Anon: I was asking folk on the site if they had any recommendations. They may have additional tasty and healthy recipes that I could try. Never said I didn’t find recipes on google and I don’t watch much t.v. Um… okay

  • tisme

    I also think that black women with weight and or health issues should deal with it personally,with a physician,maybe an exercise trainer and a support group.

    As evidence from the comments here most people really don’t care about these women as much as they care about INSULTING and ASSAULTING women they perceive to be lesser than.

    I think that black women should focus on being healthy with people that are supportive and pay no mind to people that hate them.There are people on this thread that will still hate you if you were thin educated and not someone’s baby mama.

    Remember you are losing weight for your HEALTH and your PERSONAL HAPPINESS.
    Not to appease people that hate you.At the end of the day you are still black and a woman and many people here find that in and of itself contemptible.

    Live well be healthy and do all these things for YOU.