It’s decades since Wallis Simpson said you could never be too rich nor too thin.
But if health’s your goal she was wrong, at least about the thin bit.
Analysis of the weight of actresses and average women showed the “ideal” is thinner than healthy:
I’ve been trying to think of a friend who hasn’t at some time thought she was too fat. Sadly and I can’t even though at the time many would have been well within the healthy weight range.
How much has the difference between the unrealistic “ideal” and healthy got to do with the unhealthy fixation on weight by so many women?
Could it also have something to do with the growing number who are heavier than is healthy?