Active kids handle stress better and do not get bored or depressed as easily either.
Healthy girls are happy girls and happy people are more fun to be around.
The most important element to me is that no matter my size, I’m now twice as confident in my body than I was as a size 10.
When I was thinner I was more self-conscious, less confident around men and much more uptight.
So, to find out if men like fat women, I created two identical online dating profiles of me size 18 and size 10 to find out.
I should point out that I’m an 18 at this point and happy to use the word fat because I find ‘plus size’ patronising and I mentally think of it as phat instead. I set up these profiles on free online dating site OKCupid.
I’ve never bought into the lie, popular with some elements of the media, that everything will be better when you’re thin.
But, as a single woman trying everything I can to increase my chances of finding The One, I was interested to see how much of an issue size is for single men.
As you can see, both are identical except for the photos and the fact one has ‘overweight’ as body type and the other has ‘thin’.
I also changed the wording slightly just in case OKCupid cottoned on and took them down.
And there was little difference in the physical attractiveness of the men messaging – they were a range of ages, shapes and sizes.