"You can never be too rich or too skinny." It's an old adage, something that people love to say to motivate each other to lose weight, to make money, and to keep up the ambition. But it's also wrong, says Victoria's Secret model Erin Heatherton, who says she is all about the "curves."
Before you laugh at Heatherton's comments, consider this: She IS curvy compared to, say, Kate Moss. The comment could be viewed as empowering. "It's important to be fit, but you shouldn't get too skinny," she said. Except, here's the thing: the notion of "too" anything is actually not helpful.
People's bodies are, in part, genetic. We can work out to our heart's content, but some of us will be naturally thinner than others and some will be naturally heavier. I know women who run 10 miles a day and still look overweight, and I know women who do nothing and are very thin. See below: