Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Does This Ph.D. Make Me Look Fat?

No, I don't have a Ph.D. (unless you count the one I'm married to), but according to a recent Harvard study of 16,000 women published in the journal of Evolution and Human Behavior, I don't need one - all you have to do is look at my waist/hip ratio to tell I'm a freakin' genius! LOL
According to this gloriously wonderful study (and I mean that sincerely), women with a small waist and large hips are smarter, and have smarter babies. It seems the fat stored in the hips is rich in Omega 3, which is serious brain food. In addition, it appears that men are genetically hard wired to be attracted to curvier women (that loud groan you hear is my husband, tiredly repeating "I've been telling you that for years!").

So scootch on over, J-Lo, and lemme take a seat next to you, girlfriend! I don't mind if it's a squeeze... the junk in our trunks has finally been vindicated!

(To find our your waist/hip ratio, measure your waist and hips. Divide your waist measurement by your hip measurement, and hope you come up with a number below .7.)

Bottom line (pun intended), the eggheads at Harvard have proven once and for all that an hourglass figure gives women a genetic advantage over the size 4 Kate Moss/Twiggy/Beanpoles of the world. Now excuse me while I go eat a cookie. :)


Michele said...

Finally! Research I can get behind (pun intended).

Great post. :-)

Terri said...

LOL, Michele! :-)

Ellie said...

Okay, let's get this word out. I think most people know this intuitively, but the media want to make us feel guilty. Let's make Kirstie Alley our leader and fight steriotypes.

Ellie said...

Sorry--I meant "stereotypes"

Terri said...

I love Kirstie Alley! And have you seen Valerie Bertinelli lately? I know she's lost all kinds of weight for her Jenny Craig commercials, but let's face it - it'll be back! She's a curvy woman who looks absolutely great!

Men have loved curvy for years - it's just since the 60s that being thin has become such an issue for women. In the big scheme of history, 40 years isn't such a long time, and hopefully it will pass so we women can get back to being the voluptuous creatures we really are! :) Can I get an amen? LOL

Zilli said...

Interesting to know.