In your opinion. Obviously everyone has a different interpretation as to what average/overweight looks like, but let's try to keep the semantics to a minimum. I know we shouldn't talk about a women's weight, but screw social constructs, I want answers and opinions. Why does it even matter? Well, for people who want to maintain a certain weight and want to be lean like a gazelle, it does matter.
I've been reading a lot about WAPF and MANY people seem to think Sally Fallon is overweight. One vocal critic, in regards to Dame Fallon's waistline, is That-Australian-Raw-Vegan-With-The-Banana-Glutton-Girlfriend-Who-Got-Breast-Implants-I'm-Not-Judging-Her-For-Getting-Implants-I'm-Just-Saying-That-She's-Being-Disingenuous-In-Regards-To-Her-Body, but he has that AIDS/methamphetamine look going on, so I think he was just being facetious. I think I have a pretty strict standard for what I consider "average" weight and I definitely would not consider Fallon to be overweight. I think she's just a healthy-looking, average weight older woman.
I really hope Mrs. Fallon never sees this. On the off chance that you do, I'm sorry for even asking this question and I love all of the recipes in Nourishing Traditions! Please forgive me, I will share my butter with you.
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on February 11, 2013
at 05:05 PM
It seems to me she's a few pounds heavier than what most of us would prefer for aesthetic reasons. But WAPF is not an automatic weight loss solution, and nor is paleo -- just read through the boards here, there are lots of people who don't lose, or who even gain weight.
And all the evidence points towards the fact that it is healthier (in terms of longevity, and for older women especially) to not be lean as a gazelle, just as it is healthier not be obese, but to be somewhere in the middle.