The Washington Post conducted an interesting report on black and white women who have heavier bodies and how they felt about the weight with respect to race. The poll showed that:
Although black women are heavier than their white counterparts, they report having appreciably higher levels of self-esteem. Although 41 percent of average-sized or thin white women report having high self-esteem, that figure was 66 percent among black women considered by government standards to be overweight or obese.
Interesting study right? Do you think the media has portrayed what black and white women should look like, making them more comfortable with the different body types they have? Personal trainer Joseph Neil had this to say about the workout regimens of both types of women.
Neil’s clients, white women “are self-conscious about the numbers. They say I want to weigh 110, 115, 120.” Black women, who always say they want to keep their curves, “give me sizes — 6, 8, 10, 12.”
“White women are not coming to a trainer saying I want to be a 12. Every white woman who wants to work out and train wants to be petite, petite, no curves, no hips, no butt, nothing, just toned,” he says.