so Akshaye likes girls to be “Hari Bhari” like current avatar of vidya, or Sonakshi’s natural curves he says…no “chusa hua aam” for him….and Kareena, who gave up aloo kae parathae to be the size zero, said right back..”please fat is funny not cool”…the discussion is around Ash’s post baby weight…but it probably more b/c of Ashwarya’s super model, heroine, history and probably future..b/c women after babies are expected to lose weight slowly..right? except maybe in the super rich, urban class, or in American teen culture, where the shape of the body is considered a pretty good indicator of who you are…
In the context of coooool and classy, a zer0 dress size is a a perfect 10 whereas a size 14 is a XXL with a special nomer of being larger than what is expected and so on the same damn scale of cool and classy, you are….ummm lets see …hehehe .seriously, what number do you think…..????? well you are not the scale at all…meaning to say “pighli barf” hain? kye?
so there, and just when we were ready to admire, the amazing sizes of kareena that go well with their firnagi fair complexion, the other half of kapoor sisters, comes the thin as a reed Karishma right after baby one and then baby two. and there there comes VidyaBalan, reminding us of the full figures, of Vyjanthimala, and Meena kumari, and asha parekh, … in her dirty picture avataar. and close on her heels is the winsome lassy, the joy of the sinha household, shotgun’s daughter, the dusky Sonakshi! so the dilemma of the sizes begins, …
This is a useful exchange if the frame of thought for this discussion is women’s health…is fat good for women …no. ofcourse not! is a size zero good for women…no..ofcourse not!
the BMI or body mass index, the popularly used measure of the ratio of fat in your body is one way to assess it! never heard of it?
well here is a link to calculating it
and the criteria of fitness is
- Underweight = <18.5
- Normal weight = 18.5–24.9
- Overweight = 25–29.9
- Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater….
so anything under 25 is good? no…if your BMI is less than 18.5 …it is a cause for concern. the height and weight ratio is good way to know which side needs balancing…
of course like most measures, it has its limitations…but definitely it is a better marker than sizes of dresses, that are created by people whose profession is to create clothes or sell them…or model them…while there are no photographers standing by to click you..there are probably children, your work, your family, and you needing your strength!
On the other hand, the health risk associated with being overweight includes cancer and heart diseases. that is the reason why eating less, eating right, and doing more physical work is a good idea….the urban malaise of middle class is the sedentary lifestyle of us and our children, with our lives infront of computers, tv, ipads, …and then making time for the gym when we are still making time for sleep….how do you do that? some more stress…that should help lose weight…hain? ..
the issue with eating restrictions are the worst for women from low income groups, urban or rural in poor parts of the world, the likelihood of anemia is more and that means weakness and low energy….under-nutrition in any poor country…yes we are still that inspite of that paycheck you see….so add in an expectation of size zero and you can royally screw women’s health….so take it easy…take that walk, and eat well, give the sweets a miss, not the rice and roti! and if you are poor, you are probably not reading this…but if the government can give you more than 36 rs for the day, maybe you can eat one or the other, depending on your family size…maybe one person in your house can! next time the bai or the mehri comes in, give her the left over food to take with her…don’t eat it again! okay! kar bhala to ho bhala!
as for the size zero? guess what, so long as you are not interacting with divorced nawabs with a penchant for thinner women or khatron kae khiladi…or planning a stunning come back as a re-birthed hot babe.. who cares!
I say keep some of the curves, lose the belly fat, and wrap the silk sari as you get down to yoga!