There is an interesting dichotomy in the world of fitness today, over what defines a healthy body image. In large part, thin people, both male and female have, for a long time, shamed those considered fat or overweight. It’s interesting that in many centuries previous to the 21st, heftier people were (in some cultures/areas of the world) considered the attractive ones, as a surplus of body mass usually indicated that one was of the upper class, therefore being able to afford better food and larger amounts. Recently, however, there has been debate over whether being overweight actually has the negative effects it has long been believed to. Some doctors argue that some body types naturally carry more weight in certain areas, and other simply argue that each person actually has their own healthy weight and that such determinations cannot be generalized for entire masses of people. Finally, there is the consideration of whether constantly berating, insulting and condescending people who are carrying an extra few pounds will wear on their psyche and cause mental problems. It makes sense that it will.