Talking about weight adds weight to a lot of people's shoulders, and most people avoid revealing their numbers out of embarrassment.
I'd like to point out that the ideal weight has changed tremendously over the decades. In the past, curvy women were considered beautiful, as seen in centuries-old paintings. Bigger men were also considered more desirable, as it meant they were well off enough.
Having more meat on the bones, in the past, also meant good health and better productivity. Nobody would want a skinny wife. This is because people in the past had shorter life expectancy due to poor medical technology and the prevalence of wars. Nowadays, people live longer, and long enough to see that obesity can really take its toll on the health, which usually becomes more apparent later in life.
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