If I surf the internet, I see many different standards for how a healthy human should look depending on the diet a particular site espouses.
Are we meant to have a very low body fat composition?
As a woman, should I have a "six pack?" Or should I aim to have more curves? Years ago, during the height of the low-low-fat craze, I had dieted down to what I then thought was ideal - and my breasts and butt pretty much disappeared. Now, on a paleo diet, I have curves and am slowly getting more muscular.
I see some groups who say that humans should be quite thin and wiry, that it leads to longer life and better health, and that we have been programmed over the years to accept a fuller, more muscular look as ideal, even though it is not. Added to this is a strange media compulsion with super-thin celebrity women. Are we meant to look like Twiggy? Or Marilyn Monroe? Or something quite different?
It's so confusing! What's healthy? What's sexy? What the heck should I look like, if I am a healthy woman, and what should a healthy man look like?
Thanks for your thoughts!