I read somewhere that someone was blaming her lack of weight loss on her Russian peasant stock ancestry. As a descendant of sturdy women of Polish and Welsh peasant stock, I think that is a marvelous idea. We’ll survive a famine with no problems.
I’ve heard there was a time that the more a girl weighed, the prettier she was considered. She was most likely to survive and most likely had access to resources for her family. That makes sense to me. The anorexia obsession does not.