Could Traditional Black Family Ideals Be Promoting Obesity?

Weight has pretty much always been a struggle for me for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I was always the chubby kid and even throughout my teenage years I was always the big guy. Fortunately enough for me, I was never teased because of my weight so I didn’t develop any long-term insecurities or struggles with self-image or self-esteem (thank God).