I wanted to tell her that M asked her dad last week if HE had a baby in his tummy, that we talk about how wonderful it is that bodies come in all shapes and sizes, and how studies are showing that BMI or body mass index, is a poor predictor of health and illness despite of what the media wants us to believe. (Except maybe at the very extremes...)
I really love this post about talking to your kids about body shape. Please read it. Tell me what you think...
Here also is a fun little slide-show of what the categories of weight look like, and how meaningless they can be in real life. (I haven't taken the time to vet the whole web-site, so sorry if there may be something objectionable...)
I know women with a BMI of "obese" who run marathons, and "normal" weight women who don't take care of themselves at all. If we focus on doing what makes our bodies feel good-eating in balance, exercising, getting enough sleep- not weight, we would all be a whole lot happier and healthier.