Monique is a comedienne/actress who is mostly known for being proud to be overweight (and that one show on VH1). While her outer appearance may not necessarily concern her, you’ve got to wonder if she considers her health to be an issue (and why she opted to host “Charm School” instead of appearing on “Celebrity Fit Club”).
As lazy Americans, most of us have to work hard to stay in shape, and avoid overconsumption. As a young African-American male I try to workout at least 3-4 times a week, I keep my diet in check, but I don’t go crazy. I’m really not concerned with looking like this guy, but one thing I don’t need is heart disease (along with a plethora of other physical issues) at 42 years old.
Then there are those who think that “Heineken curls” and porkchop sammiches are the key to good carbs and protein. Now in Monique’s case fat = funny, and I can’t knock her for making money for being Nikki Parker and what-not. But heart disease/diabetes/ebola is a serious issue, especially for Blacks, and especially black women. Instead of encouraging women to flaunt their fat, Monique should be focusing on eating right and losing the weight that just might save her life one day.
The best thing for people in their 20s to do now is to create good habits early. Put the Newports down now (it’ll be two years for me in a few months), research healthy foods and create a good balanced diet, hit the gym on the regular, and put the henny down every now and again (alcohol = my only vice). The sooner the better….but everything in moderation.
I don’t wanna hear shit about no “glandular problems” either.