overweight woman jogging with boy

Statistics show over 60 percent of adult black women are overweight and more than 40% of black women are obese. Obesity is defined as having considerably more body fat than is optimally healthy.

A recent research study shows that black women in the United States, aka African Americans, are more prone to obesity than other races or nationalities.

The study shows that black women carry a genetic mutation that causes them to be more overweight than white women.

The gene mutation explains why black women have difficulty losing weight despite dieting and exercising regularly.

The study found that the mutated gene, known as ankyrin-B, which is in nearly every cell in the human body, leads to calories being stored in tissues in mice, rather than being burned off.

Results reveal mice with the mutated gene grew to be twice the size of normal rodents despite them all eating the same diet and doing the same levels of exercise.

overweight woman jogging with boy

Study author Dr Vann Bennett from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, says, “We believe this gene might have helped our ancestors store energy in times of famine.”

“In current times, where food is plentiful, ankyrin-B variants could be fueling the obesity epidemic.”

Previous research reveals 8.4 percent of African Americans and 1.3 percent of Caucasians carry this mutated gene.

Study author Professor Damaris Lorenzo said: “The abnormal accumulation of fat in these tissues led to inflammation and disruption of response to insulin, a hallmark of type 2 diabetes.

“A similar cascade of events is what often takes place in humans, and that is why obesity can be so detrimental to our health.”

Black women are also more prone to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) which leads to insulin resistance causing all cells to be “resistant” to insulin, including fat cells. This leads to weight gain, especially in the abdomen, and difficulty losing weight.

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  • RICHIE_RICH

    Hmmm

  • CrunchyBlack1

    she aint fooling nobody with that fake exercising. she know she bout to go home, eat some churches chicken, have a 3 slices of cake and warsh it down with a coke zero

  • Django the God

    LOL comedy.

  • Django the God

    I just turned in my kids spit kits for 23andme too.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    The shade on this site is real. I’m black, and thin, so not sure how true this is?

  • MookieFly

    You wrong for that picture of baby girl with baby teeth and the fruit salad.

    Thickness just run in genes. Some have it deposited in different places than others, but its better than being paper thin. Jill Scott over Taylor Swift. Plus not all black women are obese or even heavy set.

  • Django the God

    Big girl on the bottom, look like she start humming and singing when she eats food.

    I bet she don’t eat that whole bowl of fruit.

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    Maybe the government genetically modify the foods to make African Americans Obese #StayWoke

  • Ryan

    So what’s the excuse for all these white southern beasts? Laziness? Gluttony? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/11dfe8edf25aec9e3c606fc1d389fcf33e40fde3dd07159b7fe937d114d0b95a.jpg

  • CrunchyBlack1

    yeah she do… the bowl and the fruit is made outta cake

  • Ni Ni

    The gene mutation explains why black women have difficulty losing weight despite dieting and exercising regularly
    _________________
    Must be what i got ?

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Black people were not meant to eat as we currently do. We have mutated our own bodies via adaption through the slave diet, which consisted of eating the food waste of the white masters.

  • Bonsai

    That’s a flat out lie. Genetics have nothing to do with it. We black women are stressed out by the constant bullsh*t and non stop onslaught of day to day life. That’s not genetics, that’s harassment.

  • Django the God

    I be tripping off people that walk around the neighborhood though.

    Walk to the store, the grocery store.

    Do something meaningful.

    You not going to make huge gains, just taking laps around your development.

  • Bonita Johnson

    ????’!!! Lol I wanna know too and why white women are more prone to anorexia and being bulimic ??

  • Bonsai

    Say it again!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile…. As slim woman… These statistics mean nothing to me… I gain and drop Weight when I feel… When I gain is because I want to when I loose it’s because I want… Never had a problem with loosing… I also eat pig swine … You name it… Health and blood pressure is superb … Size 3 and healthy was a size 5 months ago … Now I’m smaller than my child… And it’s Actually my normal weight ? chile Sandra and these statistics … I can buss every statistic wide open…

  • SweetTEE

    So I guess the rest of us who arent obese are just out here defying genetic gravity huh? What the reason behind all these sloppy ass white women?

  • hottlanta

    Sandy you think you slick by posting this a week before Thanksgiving. Imma still get my green beans, potatoes, tomatoes, you name it on.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erEwP_6u5g8

  • SDot

    Thank you……another way media is trying to put our race down and make us hate ourselves. I see ppl. All color and sizes. Who was the a hole who did this study anyway? Racist I say!

  • xenaD

    Not getting fat is not easy! One day I will give up and let go… I’m tired af

  • Bonsai

    Exactly. Should we call that genetics?

  • Ryan

    A lot of those areas don’t have grocery stores for miles.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    check out a brief interview with Gessie Johnson and two doctors.

  • Django the God

    Your probably a Pitta.

    If you gain and lose easily.

  • thrift.store.jungle

    we also, generally, have decreased access to healthier options for food in some of our communities.

    in the south, where i grew up, being thin was seen almost as a sign of illness/weakness. women, like the ones photographed in the write up, we’re described as “healthy”.

  • Django the God

    That’s what a big ass needs to be walking–miles.

  • Noirluv45

    Studies show that Black people are more prone to obesity, crime, sickness, blah, blah, blah. White folks are never “prone” to anything even though we know they are, but they will NEVER let the cat out the bag because the narrative would change (White = pureness/positivity) (Black = evil/negativity).

  • Noirluv45

    That “big ass” might have medical problems preventing them from walking miles.

  • Noirluv45

    Like it always does!

  • Django the God

    Liquor stores and churches.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I actually do that for fun… I call it grounding …. And it does keep me slim…. Blewp … Whatever works for people to get their blood pumping will always be good for the body… No matter how its done … Hell I walk to the Store for the hell of it… Me and Lil J… Enjoy the pretty fall weather … Yeah people out here really enjoy walking chile… I’m one of em

  • hottlanta

    Yeah I used to wonder where did the Biggest Loser find those obese white women when the major magazines had a hard time finding them. I was looking at my 600 lb Life and white woman was so big she had to go outside like a horse to take a shower. It be a bunch of those white women in the bed looking like white glob in the bed on that show.

  • Noirluv45

    Oh, but as some would say, “Who cares about White people, blah, blah, blah?”

  • MissHarlem
  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    So, I understand medical reason BUT will this begin a storm of,
    “Not even gonna try to lose weight” syndrome?

  • Ryan

    I’m just curious. QTNA!

  • Django the God

    Bike.

    (All jokes aside)

  • 88

    Isaiah 3:24
    “And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty.”

    Repent Black Woman!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    just a queen that loves to transform myself daily … That’s all… I always switch it up… Besides I love to dance… Can’t move good with too much weight… So hey we keep it slender round here

  • You already know ?

    ????????????…exactly

  • Noirluv45

    What does QTNA mean? Lol! I’m so behind.

  • Karen Brady

    ?????

  • Noirluv45

    If they can’t walk, they may not be able to ride a bike. Some people don’t have the health to do all that.

  • 100milesperhour

    LOL, no it’s not. But the pay off in the end is sweet. Don’t give up for the big draws.

  • Karen Brady

    Hotlanta I just busted out laughing at she had to go outside like a horse. *Crine*

  • Ryan

    Questions that need answers!

  • Noirluv45

    I used to watch that show religiously. OMG, I’ve never seen such blobbiness in my life!

  • Karen Brady

    White southern beasts?

  • pecancandy

    Lord that show gives me my life. The doctor plays no games.

  • Guess Who

    Yeah, right. I see just as many FAT mexicans and white broads EVERYwhere. There has even been more obese asians as of late.

    Miss me with that shyt, lol. Black women CAN loose weight just as easy as any other group of women and in fact loose it more evenly and attractively than other groups women. Black women have the tendency to tone up faster and better than other groups of women as well. I have worked out for years several times a week and stay fit. I ain’t never had an issue with weight loss even when I have gained some! I have seen folks come and go in the gym but I will say from my experience, black women look WAY better with weight loss and don’t seem to have issues with it coming off. IT IS ALL ABOUT CONSISTENCY. For most, if you Work out, eat right…you will loose weight. SIMPLE. FOH.

  • Ashy Alicia

    Tell lil J to teach you how to write , you must be a migraine in real life .
    I rather have you obese than illiterate . Jayyyyzuzzz.

  • Karen Brady

    ??..chuckling hard over here. I thought I was the only one who felt a way about the pic..lmaoo

  • 100milesperhour

    I’ll take Taylor’s body over Jill’s any day if I had to choose. At least Taylor has room to fill out. Jill already reached that point years ago, & as she ages, it’ll get worse.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Hey demon …. Bye demon…. ???? FoH …blocked

  • Trace da Ace

    YAAASSSS!!! I agree 100% with you!! When I put on some “relationship weight” I got my azz in the gym and have been working out faithfully 5 times a week since. And besides of loosing weight and feeling good, it is such a stress reliever!!

  • Ashy Alicia

    Plz do ! A migraine !

  • Django the God

    Oh.

    My mother does hair, so thankfully she’s good about being on her feet.

    She can keep up with us when she comes to visit, but is wiped out after.

    I notice she doesn’t keep up her recreational walking around the neighborhood for any length of time.

    Shopping is her exercise.

  • hottlanta

    She did and her man said I gotta do what I gotta do to make her happy. They don’t be shame to show their bodies naked and we freak over a little pouch.

  • Guess Who

    I have always liked to be fit! It’s a stress reliever and gives me something to do, lol. I just think EVERYTHING negative is black when “statistics” come in to play. That is STUPID. Even 20 years ago there weren’t that many fat folks – including black women – now all of the sudden, we’re gonna just dismiss how cheap and convenient fast food is…and how we have cellphones, laptops, Playstations, etc as a means to “socialize” and how everything now is made for convenience and NOT about health? NONE of this matters why damn near EVERYONE is considered OBESE? Now it’s a gene? OH OK.

  • hottlanta

    Don’t play with my Thanksgiving.

  • Django the God

    When I thought about being a trainer.
    I thought it was whack, you can’t give diet advice.

  • davine puddin

    I used to be skinny now I am fat I go to gym 4 times a week. It’s the damn soda.

  • Applebootay

    Despite genetic predisposition of ANY RACE research ALSO shows that maintaining a healthy body weight or changing diet can help reverse the risk. It has been long established that lifestyle factors and genetic factors both contribute to obesity.

  • SummerBaby

    Changing the way you eat is the biggest hurdle.

  • Noirluv45

    You’re mom is very blessed. I see so many people who just don’t have the health to do much exercise, but they try to do whatever they can, even if it’s small.

  • Noirluv45

    Thanks!

  • Django the God

    They go hand in hand.

    Food is more important than how far you can walk.

  • Django the God

    Nope

  • MsPam

    Not today Satan! New Post!

  • Django the God

    I’m trying laugh when I type this.

    But my stepfather just called me saying he got chased into his garage by his nextdoor neighbors German Shepards. Police dogs.

    He has a knee replacement too, he can barely walk fast, I know he probably shyt his pants.

  • Applebootay

    PREACH!! I use to kick box and was VERY active and athletic, I wore all the cartilage out and I now need my left hip replaced after having the right one done. I’ve always maintained my weight with diet and exercise with most of my family being diabetic and/or obese. Now that I’ve put on weight due to my immobility, I’ve started working out again and incorporating green smoothies and the pounds are dropping. Its all about CICO. Calories in vs Calories out. Create a deficit through consistency and you lose.

  • Applebootay

    Nope, cause the write was BS to begin with.

  • Li

    I live in a building with a lot of African women, and they are BIG….big hips….big boobs, and almost every African woman I see is like that. So if genetics going back to the homeland is a factor, then yeh, black women are more prone to fat than other women. Especially Asian women….I have yet to see a fat Asian women and they will eat anything….never gain a lb.

  • You Could Never

    I read Jenie’s papers all through all of her degree programs. She writes BEYOND fine. Sorry.

  • You Could Never

    Girl

  • Django the God

    For Pittas, walking at night is very grounding too. When it’s cool outside.

    Or by the water.

  • Applebootay

    heading over there now.

  • Applebootay

    AINT NEVER LIED!

  • Applebootay

    This never gets old.

  • klwbaby

    I saw that episode. They had the blue sheet on the porch for “privacy”.

  • Applebootay

    Where is this coming from?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Please don’t mention grocery stores.
    All of those fat folks rolling around in those scooters knowing their a$$es need to walk more than anyone does.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I think it’s more environmental than genetic. As soon as I moved to GA I noticed I saw a lot more overweight sistas down here than when I lived in New York.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I think it’s more environmental than genetic. As soon as I moved to GA I noticed I saw a lot more overweight sistas down here than when I lived in New York.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Idk how true this is. Black people internationally are pretty thin because many live in developing nations. But that’s beginning to change as they take on a more westernized diet and are now experiencing an increase in obesity, hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Idk how true this is. Black people internationally are pretty thin because many live in developing nations. But that’s beginning to change as they take on a more westernized diet and are now experiencing an increase in obesity, hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    In my city its equal opportunity plus size people whether they are white, black, asian, hispanic I see it everyday. This study is bogus. Losing or maintaining a svelte physique requires diet and exercise across the board regardless of race. Now where I currently work I do see alot of bigger black women but thats cause of the area I work in. Most of them like smaller clothing too but thats another monster to tackle. Let me sit my size 14 azz down somewhere and eat another bag of Doritos…

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    In my city its equal opportunity plus size people whether they are white, black, asian, hispanic I see it everyday. This study is bogus. Losing or maintaining a svelte physique requires diet and exercise across the board regardless of race. Now where I currently work I do see alot of bigger black women but thats cause of the area I work in. Most of them like smaller clothing too but thats another monster to tackle. Let me sit my size 14 azz down somewhere and eat another bag of Doritos…

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Please I ain’t never been fat and never will. However let’s encourage those who are to lose weight.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Please I ain’t never been fat and never will. However let’s encourage those who are to lose weight.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I think Americans as a whole have a huge issue with obesity. It’s really not just Black American women. This study is careless on so many levels.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I think Americans as a whole have a huge issue with obesity. It’s really not just Black American women. This study is careless on so many levels.

  • 5000BlinK

    Really… This article just made me feel some type of way…. like sad. Now I wanna eat some pie or ice cream :(

  • 5000BlinK

    Really… This article just made me feel some type of way…. like sad. Now I wanna eat some pie or ice cream :(

  • Applebootay

    Its not so much grocery stores and it is fresh produce and education. We need to teach nutrition as required whole separate subject.

  • Applebootay

    Its not so much grocery stores and it is fresh produce and education. We need to teach nutrition as required whole separate subject.

  • Applebootay

    PREACH!

  • Applebootay

    PREACH!

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I’m Caribbean and one side of my family is super thin and another side is heftier. In general, they all were super thin up until they moved to the U.S. in the 80s and 90s.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I’m Caribbean and one side of my family is super thin and another side is heftier. In general, they all were super thin up until they moved to the U.S. in the 80s and 90s.

  • NeverSurprised

    Absolutely. I weighed exactly the same thing since college, 125 at 5’6”: After I had my son, that increased to 130, and that is what I’ve weighed for over 20 years. I have never dieted and never been inside a gym, but I live in NY where we walk all the time. I also avoid unhealthy fried foods. And while I eat anything I want, I eat only when I’m hungry and I stop eating when Im full. Black women don’t HAVE to be overweight if they just exercise a little control over their lives.

  • NeverSurprised

    Absolutely. I weighed exactly the same thing since college, 125 at 5’6”: After I had my son, that increased to 130, and that is what I’ve weighed for over 20 years. I have never dieted and never been inside a gym, but I live in NY where we walk all the time. I also avoid unhealthy fried foods. And while I eat anything I want, I eat only when I’m hungry and I stop eating when Im full. Black women don’t HAVE to be overweight if they just exercise a little control over their lives.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You missed the part that says: “A recent research study shows that black women in the United States, aka African Americans, are more prone to obesity.”

  • Applebootay

    Nope, they choose to throw up and binge, starve, rinse and repeat. We choose to eat. When alter our diet and incorporate exercise. You will see loss. CICO-Calories in vs. Calories out.

  • TheOwley

    I believe this is one factor, but there are others that contribute to obesity in AA females. US black women are at a disadvantaged compared to the lanky black African women of that continent. It’s true about genetics playing a role, combined with lifestyle approaches, and diet. The food here is laden with antibiotics and hormones which play a number on natural hormones (for all women but certainly does AA no favors). Anatomy as black women have larger muscles and frame and weight loss can be an ordeal. Just sayin,

  • Applebootay

    MAYBE?…ISSA YES they do. Most certainly.

  • hottlanta

    I love to dance. I would go to the club and tell the DJ to pump it up. But when I say I like to do that it is frowned upon why am I at the club. I like the music and feel good vibe that makes me wanna dance and have fun. It ain’t about going to get no man. I can dance on the dance floor for 2 hours nonstop getting that exercise on. We women especially some black women feel when we get to be a certain age we stop living and moving. Because we listen to that generational life lie passed down from grandmamma and dem. If we are naturally active we get accused of not acting our age and wanna be young. Well yall just sit over there in yall wheelchairs while I go on and enjoy life. I had to tell my friends I am not gonna spend my time with yall just going to different restaurants to eat and drink all day with empty calories. I run three times a week and freaked out when they named our jogging trail Michele Obama Trail. When I walk I do weight training by strapping them to my ankles and my arms for 2 hours. When I travel I love to run on the beach and book personal walking tours. I see black women EXERCISING everyday so however says we don’t exercise are lying.

  • Applebootay

    Too much of anything isn’t good for you.

  • You Could Never

    Blacks have a higher rate of asthma. that is not just a stat. Its documented. However the main treatment to that is steroids. Its a reason a lot of folks are bigger. However, they can maintain and lose with diet and exercise like everyone else.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    More cars in Georgia.

  • hottlanta

    I have always said that as well. in NY they walk everywhere. In the ATL they drive everywhere. My friend some NY said that as well. In NY it was nothing for her to walk several blocks because she walked. She got down here and walk 2 blocks and she is out of breath. You gotta be a certain weight to get through the turnstiles in the subway in NY.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I? wanna slit my wrist

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Auntie, I didn’t miss that part lol I wanted to clarify it further in my comment. The study is concerning because the Black American diet is not drastically different then the white diet especially if they are in the same socioeconomic bracket……

  • KA

    The standards that are used to determine obesity take into height, weight and age. So how can the obesity of an Asian woman and a black woman be determined using the same criteria and they have totally different frames and bone structures? And if you have more muscle mass, but your weight and height still determines you are obese, is that correct? I’m sure Serena is considered obese by those standards, and she is far from it.

    If I’m healthy, not sloppy and I feel good about myself, #effyoscale

  • hottlanta

    Wasn’t that a mess. I was like really. I be looking at the show and be thinking to myself I bet that house stinks.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I’ve never seen an obese Asian woman either.

  • Scromes1212

    You tell the DJ to pump it up lol? I can picture you in the middle of the dance floor yelling to the DJ ” PUMP IT UP!” Lol

  • hottlanta

    He is saying, your money, your time.

  • NeverSurprised

    Exactly. We walk all the time in NY so I haven’t gained a single pound in over 20 years. My company is in Ohio where No one walks and everybody’s overweight,, even teen girls with a fast metabolism. I can’t believe how big some of them are.

  • KA

    There are a whole plethora of diseases to which blacks are pre disposed to that make weight regulation hard, particularly autoimmune and thyroid disorders.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Dont do it. Dont you dare drop a tear at all about some random white man who has never walked in our shoes. We are majestic and “they” all want to be us, act like us, proclaim themselves as founders of things our ancestors founded. Dont let a random white man tell you that you aren’t perfect. There is no one like you or us and there never will be. We all have a struggle whether its weight, no good men, bills, kids, etc. BTW: This is the doctor who the article was based off of…

  • Bashi22

    I never heard anything positive from reseachers when they talking about Black people in general, it’s always the negative outcomes. These researchers need to be looked into themselves why they only gives black people the negative results. Not buying it

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Did he call the police?

  • klwbaby

    I know most of those houses stink. It amazes me when they take a bath only using wet wipes. No boo boo, u need some hot water and body wash.

  • hottlanta

    Chile one my friends and a guy she met had a bet at the table as to how long I was gonna be on the dance floor because he didn’t believe it. He lost. We still laugh about that to this day. I will dance by myself. I even tell a guy if he wants to buy me a drink after we dance not to buy it because I am not done. I even tell the young’uns how yall coming to a spot and all yall wanna do is sit up and take selfies and be on Facebook. Put it down, dance and have fun.

  • NeverSurprised

    I live on a Wall Street and in warm weather I think nothing of walking from midtown down to my apartment. So long as I’m wearing flats I will walk 20 or 30 blocks without even thinking, stopping to shop at my favorite boutiques along the way. In NY walking is a part of our entertainment because you get to overhear snippets of some of the funniest conversations imaginable.

  • MookieFly

    just showing all the gums and grinning smh

  • AnotherBlackGirl

    These studies are done by whites.Im not buying this.How come they never do studies on obese white women or obese Hispanic women?? Its always studies on obese Black women.There are obese peole in every race.But yet they only conduct obesity studies on Black women.I’ve never been an obese Black woman nor are there obese women in my family. I’m 5’5 and I weigh 145. As a matter of fact I see more thin Black women more than I see over weight Black women.Im sick of these bash Black women studies.

  • NeverSurprised

    I’ve had life-long Ohioans tell me that in their entire lives, I’m the only person they’ve ever met who doesn’t drive.

  • MookieFly

    But I bet Jill can make a mean welfare burger. You can enjoy Taylor’s cotton balls dipped in mayo. I came to eat

  • hottlanta

    Every job that I have had the fattest person in the office has always been a white woman. Just look around.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I agree that women should get together to do more active activities and not just dinner and drinks.

    I disagree that every Black woman is exercising. The fact is, you probably live in an area with a more educated crowd who also have the time and types of jobs that allow them to fit exercise into their schedules. But many Black women do not exercise because of low wage jobs, lack of time and just overall life stressors.

  • Django the God

    They had a community meeting about it. He said it happened Sunday.

    This picture reminds me of their neighborhood though in P.G. County Maryland.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Chiilllle, why do we lie to ourselves like this? Ain’t no white woman or man trying to take our place. They don’t want it. They don’t have to struggle or strive as much as we do. They good. Stop fooling yourselves into believing them folks want to be us. That’s dumb narcissism.

  • MookieFly

    Surprisingly there have been new studies that link asthma in black people to allergic reactions to certain food.

  • hottlanta

    Me either. We have always been the fattest and the dumbest when the Dump administrative is showing us how dumb white folks are everyday 24/7 with no shame. Chris Christie had no shame putting his fat azz in them short and wearing flip flops on the beach.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Obesity studies are done on *all* races lol This study was highlighted on this blog because of the audience it caters to. Any who, everybody knows that Americans in general are getting fatter and unhealthier and that trend is not changing.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    There’s plenty of other studies out there on all sorts of people. You never read or see them because you’re more than likely not in the field and it doesn’t interest you lol Blogs like this cater to its audience and will only highlight stuff like this.

  • hottlanta

    I have exercised when I didn’t have a job. That didn’t stop me from opening the door and moving my 2 legs.

  • MookieFly

    I don’t how white people, who are prone to getting Melanoma(disease related to lack of MELANIN), can tell me a damn thing.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Yep exactly

  • Scromes1212

    Anybody having trouble with fried foods needs to invest in a air fryer smh it have them wings on point.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile clowns …

  • Rayne

    Let them tell it we were born obese babies. Chile whatever!

  • hottlanta

    I don’t drive either. I would be on television with road rage dealing with these fools in the ATL. lots of people don’t drive. I am like you I will walk in a minute. Instead of escalators I will get the stairs and beat them to the top,

  • AnotherBlackGirl

    Exactly. I just read your post after I had written mine and I mentioned something similar to what you say.Agreed 100%.

  • NeverSurprised

    The next time you are in NY you should come to our Boomer Parties (baby boomers). Everyone is over 40, but it’s NY so everyone is in shape, well dressed, out to have a good time and dance all night. We also have some 80s parties with music only from that decade. Those are attended by people of all ages — those of us who lived through the period, and young people in their 20s who just love the music from that era. If you like to dance you would have an absolute ball at those. They would keep you on the floor all night.

  • klwbaby

    Where did u get your statistics? In that link, it said African American, so I assume in that study they included men also.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    You are being too literal honey… I could have sworn I blocked ya azz before. But anyway I meant as the great Paul Mooney said “Everybody wanna be a nicca but nobody wanna be a nicca”. They jack our culture but still want the privileges of being white. Damn I hate when a hater comment on my ish and dont read between the lines…go away bish..ugh and you Caribbean and yall dont be caping for african american women anyway…

  • Simone

    Every race and gender is more prone to this and that. Don’t be so quick to dismiss research and findings because the doctor is White. Just stay healthy.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Alot of women are trying to fit this thick mess that men want instead of being themselves. Alot of what we calm thick is fat. Let’s me honest.

  • hottlanta

    Bobbing my head right now. So you get it. Just have fun and live.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Yup!

  • AnotherBlackGirl

    Well I have seen many obese Asian women here in Minnesota. The Hmong are a large population here. Many of them are extremely over weight, young and old alike. Many of them look like Sumo wrestlers.

  • NeverSurprised

    Absolutely. Here, no one thinks about age. We hang out, socialize, and party the same as we always have.

  • Scromes1212

    I try to tell people but they always think I’m playing smh them wings taste better then wing stop! And I don’t even have to thaw them out. Just toss them in the basket

  • hottlanta

    I ain’t eating no chicken that ain’t thawed out completely in the sink before I cook it no ma am.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Yes, set the timer and keep it it moving… I love it, its fun and easy to use.

  • Scromes1212

    Why not

  • freelancepimp .

    There’s always some article published in some national newspaper, or in TV media, telling black people whats wrong with them. Black people are predisposed to this, are at risk of that. I’ve been wondering about that since I was in my teens. Every few months there is an article telling black people whats wrong with them and every major media picks up on it, print and television. For such a small percentage of the population they make sure we get attention when they can claim something is wrong with us.

  • TheOwley

    Men of all races have it easier in losing and maintaining weight due to their muscles and testosterone.
    http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/11/09/1708865114.abstract
    https://today.duke.edu/2017/11/gene-prompts-cells-store-fat-fueling-obesity

  • Ms..N

    Brainwashing by the masses to keep blacks with low self esteem which leads to heart problems and early death..Stay Woke…

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    That’s YOU. Everybody doesn’t deal with stress like you do. Some unemployed people sit and eat all day. It happens all the time.

  • MookieFly

    Research my ass. Research for black people are always skewed negatively. Almost every study: We got HIV, we shooting and/or violent, we got obesity/glaucoma/high blood pressure/diabetes, we’re not as smart as other races, etc. I keep a side eye reading these so called “research” but there are basic things like eating and living healthy that are understood.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    And white people are prone to go to hell… Next

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Hello!!!! I cant stand when fat girls say they thick. No disrespect to the pleasantly plump but damnit your not thick.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    OMG I just hollered so fugggginnnnn loud!!!

  • Bashi22

    Yet still at Omlypic the black women perform great ?

  • Bashi22

    So I do listen to the news I do read the paper I do have access to the World Wide Web is all the studies have black people at a low

  • hottlanta

    Exercising to me is not a chore it is a lifestyle. Did I feel like I didn’t want to exercise hell yeah. I got off my azz and did it. Plus it helps you to sleep better and going through menopause it helps out a lot. I find that a lot of people who claim they love to eat natural foods don’t wanna do the best natural thing that is to do and that I exercise. I am out there in the freezing cold/hot sun putting it in 24/7. They take so many supplements it looks like they got a hand full of m & m’s.

  • hottlanta

    Due to recent events let’s do a research to show how violent white men are. What they gonna do is add Chicago to the mix to take the attention off white men.

  • hottlanta

    Don’t you hate it when you are thinking you are fly as hell and Tamekelisnita come over and say yall the same size and ask what size clothes you wear. WTH.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    No shade but maybe you should try a library and read peer-reviewed articles and studies versus what you just mentioned.

  • teather

    I don’t believe this for one minute. Now we’re genetically FAT?! Ok, idiots. don’t believe the hype. We are the original and strongest woman to walk this earth and saying anything to the contrary is straight up BS. We have growth and development that must occur, like everyone else. I’m tired of these mfers constantly coming for us. It just proves the point that we run this MFer.

  • teather

    LOL!

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Not Tamekelisnita LOLOLOLOLOL!!! But hell yeah I have a friend who insist we wear the same size. Lets just say shes a whole 40-50 pounds heavier than me always asking can she borrow a top. Ummm bish no you may not. I let her wear a pair of my shoes cuz we wear the same shoe size that bish gave em back and they still leaning. I told her she can have em. Talking bout hashtag thick bish please. Nah mamas its hashtag brick boo b r i c k.

  • Tay Gee

    I wonder if this study was done more in the south. I say that because that’s where I was born and raised. A great deal of the problem starts with the food we consume on the regular. Lots of black families in the south know how to throw down in the kitchen, the only problem is that it is rarely something healthy. It took me to move away from the south to see just how not normal my eating habits had been. I mean in my family, we eat to get full, I mean “sleepy full.” We eat like that most of our youth and even though our metabolism slows down, our eating habits don’t change. There are very few people from my HS graduating class that look anything close to what they use to, as far as weight goes for both men and women. It’s a hard habit to break when everyone around you is doing the same thing.

    Secondly, black people tend to be more impoverished. Which explains the type of food we buy. Eating healthy cost money!! We buy the cheapest thing, in the biggest quantity possible because we have families to feed. If eating healthy was cheaper, we would all be skinny, lol.

  • AnotherBlackGirl

    Me neither.I think they are mad because successful Black women are marrying wealthy white men.The put out these studies to belittle us hoping that no one will want us.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Why are you so angry? You need a hug? lol

    https://m.popkey.co/df102c/gr9RJ.gif

  • hottlanta

    I had one job where one girl even looked at my coat hanging up the closet and looked at the tag size when I was at lunch. Freaked me the hell out when she said that. I tore out all of my tags in my coats after that.

  • King Cakes

    Well since we’re on the topic of obesity … I learned some dope weight loss tricks from some of my Chinese friends. Drinking 3 serving of oolong tea a day can help you drop a bunch of weight and lower blood pressure. Each serving should be two and half cups. In July I was about 200lbs,now weigh 147. I put my cousin on recently. She lost 5lbs in the first week. It really works. It also cleared my skin. Don’t ever buy those chemical whatever tummyteas bs.

  • mocha brown

    Wow. Thanks

  • imright

    i have the opposite problem. i cant gain weight for nthn !! and i dont like it !!

  • imright

    tbh in my lifetime ive seen more fat white people than black. ????? no lie.

  • imright

    how long does it take ur wings to cook from frozen ??

  • AnotherBlackGirl

    But I’ve even read studies about obese Black women on white blogs and white magazines . They are always saying that we are the most obese of all races of women.

  • ?Royalty?

    I don’t know. I’m kinda skeptical. My mom married when she was 18. She was 95lbs. She had 8 kids. By the time I was 17, she was still just 125 lbs. Her and dad separated and she took an overnight job as a hospital operator. Shortly thereafter she became diabetic due to the stress of the job. She’s in her 70s now and now she’s kinda on the heavy side at 160lbs. We are working on it, but she was genetically a petite person. All of her us- her daughters are the same way.

    If black women get heavier more so than other ethnicities, its probably because we are possibly – more stressed out than other ethnicities. ?

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Exactly. Where I live the black women are in shape.

  • Gamer?? Chick

    OMG I remember that episode they hosed her down like a pig ?

  • Nita

    Thanks for that I’m gonna try it. I wanna lose like 10 pounds. Where can you buy it?

  • Nita

    I don’t believe it most statistics are boast against black people anyway

  • hottlanta

    I was eating some cookies looking at that and I got scared and put them down.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I don’t know about this… Every time I go someplace like the casino I see plenty of fat white people in polyester pants with the rubber in the waist… Entire families of fat white folks waddling to the all you can eat buffet…

  • Gamer?? Chick

    LOL

  • Quitedeliteful

    Gonna go to Chinatown and get some oolong tea tonight. I want to lose 20 pounds….

  • Quitedeliteful

    LMBAOFFFFF!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ima look into this…

  • Quitedeliteful

    LMBAOFFFF!!!!!!!

  • hottlanta

    Gurlllllllll, you know how you be kissing yourself in the mirror after the finished product and she comes all the way across the room with her mess.

  • ALLMINE?

    they want black women to stay fat and die off. im not a “WHITE MAN” conspiracy theorist but this is liberal doing right here. LMAO..

  • Scromes1212

    Depends on how you like your wings. I like mine crunchy but soft on the inside so I do like 22 minutes. It seems longer then just frying them the regular way but when you factor in getting the grease ready and having to clean up after, it comes out shorter. There is hardly any clean up.

  • Gone Too Far

    That and pure vegetable juicing with the 80/20 ratio. I lost 6 pounds in 4 days. 30 altogether to get to 120 lbs. I’ve maintained my weight ever since and I did that back in June

  • Gone Too Far

    ????

  • klwbaby

    I think if they conducted this study at a few Wal-Marts, the statistics would be different.

  • Gone Too Far

    Thick to me is like Ashanti or Lira Galore. Most confuse thick for overweight. Especially on instagram. I’ve seen lumpy, 300lb looking something’s talm bout thick and it upsets me cos those women have deluded themselves into thinking they’re thick when theyre obese and wear a size 30. It’s not the same

  • Quitedeliteful

    Very True!!!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    I LOLed at my desk!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Exactly. I have said this in the past & no one wants to hear it.

  • Gone Too Far

    Don’t go forget 72% of us are single baby mommas. 72% and supposedly rising smh all y’all kill me with that mess. They forget Raquel down the street got 10 kids with her abusive boyfriend Jose

  • NicoleZee

    Right, as if women of other races aren’t overweight too. FOH! People are not dumb, they know when they are overweight or obese, they either care or they don’t, and since most don’t care, you can’t force them to lose weight. Their funeral. You can’t worry about and help people that don’t want to be helped. You have your own life to finish. Next article please!

  • AndSo

    I must say that you straight up crazy. That’s a whole lotta rationalizing you doing. White folks don’t want to be us. Not at all.

  • NicoleZee

    Yep! Just go to Walmart and you will see the same thing. Obese people are everywhere, it doesn’t just stop or begin with a certain race. I keep trying to figure out why people keep trying to help people who don’t want the help. Anytime you tell someone they “need” to do something, all you will get in return is a nasty attitude, and if they don’t care, why should you??? I’m done trying to help save a nigga. Unless is pertains to my life and well-being or my son’s, people can be on their own and do as they please, even if they end up in the morgue or in somebody’s prison. I’m done trying to care! These assholes are not going to give me a heart attack or brain aneurysm. No ma’am!

  • NicoleZee

    Yep! Just go to Walmart and you will see the same thing. Obese people are everywhere, it doesn’t just stop or begin with a certain race. I keep trying to figure out why people keep trying to help people who don’t want the help. Anytime you tell someone they “need” to do something, all you will get in return is a nasty attitude, and if they don’t care, why should you??? I’m done trying to help save a nigga. Unless is pertains to my life and well-being or my son’s, people can be on their own and do as they please, even if they end up in the morgue or in somebody’s prison. I’m done trying to care! These assholes are not going to give me a heart attack or brain aneurysm. No ma’am!

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Not mad at all im a pret but I’ve done less with more Honey…u would have to mess up my money to get me mad…

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Your being literal when my statement wasnt literal at all…Im not crazy your just kinda slow or maybe dense…since u wanna be literal how about u look up my other comments on this smh…they wanna copy our mannerisms, steal our culture but dont wanna actually be us duh…research Paul Mooney hun you’ll learn alot and at this point i would have to charge u for a lecture…

  • AndSo

    You sad and delusional. SMH.

  • starbright9449

    Doctors have charts on the levels your blood sugar and pressure etc should be but those things were made for Caucasians. You’re telling me at this age and height I should weigh so and so but you’re measuring me, a black woman with a chart/system that was made for the genetic makeup of a Caucasian. We’re all human and the same but yet different. There are different amounts of minerals and other things found in us that aren’t found in them in the same amount.

  • http://www.beautyisland.weebly.com Indigo

    Ellipticals and Interval training!

  • AndSo

    Lol. You delusional. SMH

  • dontgetblocked

    So we’re just going to ignore all those big azz white women rolling around??

  • dontgetblocked

    All I see is big flat white butts in there. They always want to put black women down.

  • dontgetblocked

    You did more than drink some oolong tea to drop that much weight. Share your real secrets.

  • CamDon

    I screamed!

  • King Cakes

    Three cups of virgin blood. And voodoo baby bone dust

  • BrittBrat2005

    I guess they part of 1.3 percent they talking about lol

  • Noirluv45

    Always. You’ll never see an article about the good Black people do and have done. NEVER. They steal our culture and make it their own, yet the narrative must read that we are less than. They have to keep us down to continue to make them look superior. As long as we are “inferior” to them, the more “superior” they look. They’ve been doing that since the beginning of time.

  • Me

    This made me laugh.. soo true

  • shun king

    you do know various groups also do studies and come up with the same results…i live in a black city and guess who you see doing the most jogging and exercise whites

  • Gone Too Far

    This picture has me DEAD ??

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Really? Did you read it? This has nothing to do with White women. The reason Black women are the focus is because they’re saying it could be linked to genetics which might be why Black women can’t lose weight by simply dieting and exercising and keep it off because it’s in their genetics.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Wow, you must not have read it either. Women of other races ARE over weight but it may not be genetic which is why these women of other races can simply lose weight by diet and exercise. If this proves that obesity is in black women’s genes then obesity is inevitable if you’re not aware beforehand.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Did anyone read the article? IT DOESN’T SAY BLACK WOMEN ARE THE MOST OBESE. IT SAYS, BLACK WOMEN ARE GENETICALLY PRONE (MORE LIKELY) TO OBESITY. The key word is genetically. Genetics plays a role in obesity. However, genes and behavior (unhealthy lifestyle) may both be reason for a person to be overweight.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Really? Does this not read as a cause for concern? This was very informational.

  • Coy little wink

    Define black woman please…I mean was there a blood test…paper bag test…or did these patients self identify likr Kim K and Rachel dolezal?

  • Oya Shango

    This is B.S. Why is there no obesity epidemic in African women? Why was there no obesity epidemic in Black women at the turn of the century? Why are they not blaming the real culprit . . . . GMO mutated foods, HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) and other genetically altered poisons being deliberately put in the food supply?

  • SusieQ

    Notice they say specifically, black women in the US. If you’ve ever traveled, you know it’s a running joke that you can tell people from the US b/c generally they are overweight. Black women in other countries don’t have the rates of obesity we have either, so I wonder if they’ve considered the environment, like the food (chemicals, gmos) that may negatively interact with our genes? And as others mentioned, other ethnic groups in the US are also on average larger. I personally think it’s processed food. Prior to white women entering the workforce in large numbers during WWII & processed foods becoming the norm, most people ate fresher foods and obesity wasn’t a problem. This is a recent phenomena and of course, people are more sedentary nowadays. Also there is black biologist, Dr. Tyron Hayes who found in lab research, that one of the most widely used US crop pesticides used today, Atrazine, turned male frogs into female frogs at levels thousands of times smaller than those found in crops. So if chemicals are being used that can be possibly linked to gender changes, then causing obesity is certainly a possibility. And to those who may dismiss Dr. Haye’s claims, frogs and humans share the same endocrine or hormone system, so that’s why this research is really interesting.

  • SusieQ

    I think it’s processed foods. Obesity as a whole wasn’t an American issue prior to processed foods becoming the norm. It was rare to see 300/400 lb people prior to the 50s & 60s. But people also were more active & worked physical jobs too. Probably a lot of variables, but I think all the chemicals they add to processed foods to keep them ‘fresh’ and sometimes on shelves for months definitely can’t be good for overall health. I’ve lived overseas and they definitely still eat food that is fresher and less processed. And those who are overweight tend to eat american fast food.

  • freelancepimp .

    There’s a lady on youtube named Cynthia G who go in on them and there low self esteem; there need to point out everything wrong with black people while constantly trying to promote themselves. I am surprised she still has a channel. She calls them to task for not being able to walk around in the sun and then make it sound like that’s normal. She constantly refer to their struggle genes. LOL

  • ALLMINE?

    its a lie.. its an excuse to not work out or do anything about ur weight.. its our genetics etc.. why even try.. blah blah..

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I agree, very interesting! It’s the food and the way it’s processed, too much sugar intake, chemicals and our sedentary lifestyle!

    But, I believe that it’s also declining within various populations of black women, who are eating clean or vegan meals, vegetarians, low carbs diets, those into organic and whole foods, holistic healthcare, individuals going natural with their hair processing, and those overcoming illness, better managing their nutrition!

    We’re opening neighborhood (hood) cafes that offer healthier fast food choices, or those who shop at stores like Whole Foods with life coaches or doctors pushing clients to maintain a healthier diet and fitness to reduce stress and illness to better achieve goals are increasing!

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    She needs to put on a sports bra.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    I wouldn’t trust information written by a bunch of racists. Black people this, black people that. But it is proven that black people naturally live longer than whites, are naturally stronger than whites, and whose melanated skin attracts and reflects energy.

  • Li

    You’re right and NYC is a “walking” city. People seem to bike and walk more than other cities.

  • Li

    Where’s your proof of this? Can you link your source.

  • Li

    Well Continental Africans do a lot of walking don’t they? They don’t have modern transportation like we do. They don’t have industries like we do where we sit all day long. Obesity is a very environmental and genetics issues.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    No, but you can research for your “the effects of melanin”.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Along with Limited meat consumption and limiting or eliminating alcohol altogether.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Nah your sad for leaving two comments with the same verbiage. Let me stop feeding the trolls since yall grow like Gremlins…

  • sunni_daze

    Me either. And never been black dont want to be black but quick to make blacks look bad.

  • sunni_daze

    White people have a mutated gene, which makes them shoot up schools and concerts and churches

  • fRAktal Reality

    @Li – As indigenous origins our genes are non-recessive, completely coded and biologically efficient, by default.

    Those with permanent gene defections aka recessive DNA are not completely coded and biologically inefficient. This has been documented extensively in medical journals and science periodicals. Gene defections among the HUMANS–the APE BLOODS–is what drives research and development.

    Indigenous Blacks are the predecessors of the HUMAN RACE whose members are genetically hybridized with APE PROTOCOL BLOOD CODES A/B/AB (Type A = Chimpanzee | Type B = Gorilla).

    Indigenous origins are AUTOCHTHONS whose genetics are non-recessive and PRIME BASE and are the TRUE OWNERS of Type O or Zero blood.

    There is definitely merit to what Seek Truth Speak Truth has expressed. Cells will validate that poster. Cells and nature don’t lie.

    We are not you and YOU are not us!

    I highly suspect denatured food and sugar to be the cause of obesity among American Black women.

    Our AfRAkan gene code requires whole, natural foods concentrated with the sun’s potential that provides optimal cellular health when we consume it. This is how we ate as TROPICAL people.

  • fRAktal Reality

    @Li – I’m curious…where SPECIFICALLY have you been on the AfRAkan continent to witness what you report?

  • wiseone

    Reality – white women are genetically prone to shrivel up and wrinkle starting at age 30.

  • nick c

    Blacks do not outlive whites you can pull the SS data to see how many don’t make it to SS age for benefits.

  • It’s a matter of Principle

    There are approximately 330 million Americans. Black people make up 12 percent (yes 12 percent) of this country. Quit spending so much time worrying about what we are doing unless, you are uplifting us to our rightful place, for having done so very much for this country, without half the resources. Imo

  • Noirluv45

    Yes, I know who Cynthia is! She goes hard. I subscribe to her channel on one of my Youtube accounts. She tells them all about themselves and doesn’t mince words. Lol.

  • Waya Hedia

    “There is usually a fee for my services”

    I have a spare nickel around here somewhere.

  • Waya Hedia

    yeah.. that would make all the difference.

  • Waya Hedia

    At the moment., ALL American women seem to have this problem.

  • Waya Hedia

    It is up to you to uplift yourself. Until then, you ARE in your ‘rightful place’.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Exactly! A few Saturdays ago, early morning, I drove past a building with these young, nicely dressed white men standing outside in the cold, waiting for this business to open. I couldn’t help but stare while at a traffic light because their clothing, coats and physical maintenance spoke volumes, they weren’t from poor backgrounds!

    As I read the writing on the signage, I saw that it was a drug or methadone treatment facility! White America’s drug problem is substantial, huge, and grossly under-reported and the crime that comes with buyers and sellers of illicit drugs goes undetected, prosecuted or remedied like they did with C R A C K!

    Or the eating disorders and the websites that encourage sick distorted body imaging, another reason they focus on Black obesity! NO ONE is interested in Blacks being more healthy, if they did, we would start with having the same kinds of public schools!

  • It’s a matter of Principle

    I do uplift myself. Do not misinterpret my words. You need to uplift yourself (if possible), where you do not have the insecurities causing you to troll sites to “feel” value you know, you do not have. Slowly and assuredly, you are being “unmasked”. From within.

  • Noirluv45

    Couldn’t have said it better myself. Young, old, rich, poor, the drug addiction in White America is huge, YET, it is never, ever attributed to them being “White,” but with all the attention given to give them probation and drug treatment centers, we know it’s a “White” thing because they sure enough throw us in prison for even minor infractions. You’re right. No one is interested in our well-being, but want to steal, kill, and destroy. They have the power to cover up their mess.

  • Waya Hedia

    I hear the Twilight Zone music while reading your post.

  • It’s a matter of Principle

    Good. Listening to all types of music, is a good thing.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    It’s a little more than that…

  • AndSo

    You warped. That how you do, then? Call anyone who disagrees with you a troll? You warped.

    Sad and delusional.

  • MrTomalu .

    Black people have a gene that makes them do, “Sideshow’s” in the middle of an intersection. :)

  • http://bettybooplover.tumblr.com/ Berry Melon

    It all depends on what you eat. If you know that you gain a certain amount of weight and you are not happy, you could try changing your diet. Bread and rice are the worst when it comes to weight gain.

  • MrTomalu .

    There are more white people making up the population.

  • OP2

    That’s just an excuse to not give into account for all the high-caloric, GMO altered low-end foods sold in urban Black communities that contains substances which alters hormones.

    Reel the cameras back to scenes from the 1930s to late 70s and early 80’s which will reflect most Black women being thin to medium built. To see a fat kid (boy or girl) was like spotting a leprechaun (very rare). -I call BS! ijs

  • OP2

    Weight for children & adult will change, if we start going back to the days of eating organic foods [greens and beans; whole wheat pastas & breads made from scratch & oatmeal].

    All of this instant this & that (man-made) altered foods is doing a number on folks health & weight. -the school kids with money bring their own healthy lunches. –unfortunately, the poor are left to eat highly processed crap with preservatives.

    -people who care about their health & know what’s up are wiser and pick through the organic foods sections. Whereas, the less informed & poor tend to grab & go with no sense of of being highly selective & picky about the ingredients put into their foods.

  • OP2

    Anything white food for that matter, including white potatoes & bleached processed flour for pastas.

  • sunni_daze

    Fail. Your so called clapback is a fail. please don’t try again.

  • Hmmm~?

    You and everyone else making comments like this are childish. Insecure, too.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    You calling me insecure confirms YOUR insecurity. FOH

  • Hmmm~?

    I weigh 140lbs. I’m not insecure about nary a damn thing. Hence why I was able to read this article without getting upset. The rest of you on the other hand are clearly this pressed for a reason.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    What am I pressed about? It’s seems like your the one pressed because my melanin popping and I’m confident in stating so. I didn’t invite this conversation, your own insecurity and childishness brought you to me-

    I am usually 145 but I’m 6 months pregnant and at 160. At any rate I’m healthy sexy and black. You have to deal with it boo.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    What am I pressed about? It’s seems like your the one pressed because my melanin popping and I’m confident in stating so. I didn’t invite this conversation, your own insecurity and childishness brought you to me-

    I am usually 145 but I’m 6 months pregnant and at 162. I’d like to say that I have a pretty decent diet (considering the food options here in America) and a avid exercise junky although I haven’t seen the gym in the last 5 months and don’t plan to until after I deliver. At any rate I’m healthy sexy and black bringing my third black baby into this world that I am fully able to care for.

    Opinions are just like a-holes, we all have them. Mines are USUALLY supported by knowledge (not always) that is readily available for you to research yourself.

    You are just going to have to deal with it.

    ?Black Girl Magic? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/163ede23728723fa270d1d67646aef1f502bc3b139fbb0201d49f96d48a2d2c2.jpg

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    ??????

  • parisjok

    yeah it is a bummer.

    just made some chocolate chip toll house cookies for my only niece full of white flour and sugar and told her this will be the last time I make them.

    I work out six days out of seven and eat some of organic to stay the weight I need to be and off of those medications that more and more young black folks are having to get on because of lack of not eating more clean and healthy.

    have to use every ounce of whatever not to eat not even one of these cookies. so far I was able to do it but will not put myself thru this again!!!

  • https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/doc-joness-podcast/id1134986642 Doc J

    One hundred percent agree. I advise my patients looking to lose weight the following steps:
    1) Avoid all foods altered by mankind in any way at all. Especially in America
    2) Drink only water. Even if the product claims to be zero calorie, or diet this that and the other.
    3) Reduce meat intake to 1- 1.5 servings a day or less. We don’t need much meat at all. If it was natural for us to consume so much meat we wouldn’t have to skin it, clean it, and burn it just to tolerate it.
    4) Walk for 1-2 hours a day. Find a way to integrate it into your daily routine. Park further away from destinations or don’t drive at all. Listen to podcasts, audiobooks, or news programs so that you can become more informed and aware as you burn calories.
    This is all that it takes. The American food and entertainment industry have joined forces to convince us that it is natural to gather all of your calories out of packaged goods, and to drink all of your liquid out of bottles and cans.