Very skinny very young nude girls. The men, like the women, seemed to be trapped by a set of societal norms into a lifestyle that undermined the health and nutrition of their women.
For a happier relationship with food, ditch "bad" from your vocabulary.
The grandmothers and the young mothers both felt that today's young women fasted more often than in the past.
This leaves me — what?
By fasting and pleasing the gods, she was being dutiful and was bringing good luck to the family, luck that may help her give her in-laws a grandchild.
The new bride is a stranger in the village, reliant on her new family and subordinate to them.
Although, for the purposes of this article, the above sentence should read:
People who are overweight often must learn to like healthy foods.
Besides, you won't have the energy to exercise effectively," she says.
For all our education, and opportunities that would make our grandmothers green with envy, thinness would appear to be the ultimate female ambition.