Given that I was the OP in this thread, exactly where did I say it was healthy to be fat?I think that conclusion was left to be drawn by posting the article that the 'perfect woman' of 1912 'never got sick' had 'no defects' etc:...What qualities did the perfect girl of 1912 possess, you ask? Let us regale you: Aside from standing at 5'7" and weighing a healthy 171 pounds, Miss Elsie rarely ate breakfast, never drank coffee or tea (gasp!), and preferred beefsteak dinners to candy. She also never got sick and didn't feel fear — apparently, in the 1900s, the perfect woman was also a superhero.While we'll never meet the outdoor-sport-ing, horticulture-ing, beef-eating Scheel, we can imagine that she pulled in many a handsome man — you couldn't expect any less from a woman who didn't "have a single defect."And this remark:What we considered to be desireable in 1912 is considered overweight in 2012.So it is not unreasonable to conclude you feel that today's 'overweight' (or 'fat') 25+ bmi was 'healthy' by yesterday's standards.