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#299560 - 07/31/21 10:44 PM Re: Designer Body [Re: Bingley]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Originally Posted By: Bingley
Some people may want a slim, petite body. But be careful of what you wish for. I know a number of slim, petite women whose genetics is such that it is really hard for them to gain weight. Some wish they were curvy and could fill out a bikini better. Some have to gain weight for health reasons, and they have a hard time doing it. Some get bullied and have unflattering, objectifying adjectives thrown at them.

I intended to mention this earlier. Being a petite woman would be better than I had wanted for a long time, and that is to remain frozen in my preteen years. The problems with being an adult in a preteen body are many. I could not drive, it would be difficult to find a job, and I would not be socially accepted.

Given that, I see being a petite woman as the better alternative.

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#299566 - 08/01/21 05:47 PM Re: Designer Body [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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I can't find it. Many years ago, someone made a similar thread, but the context was different.

The question was somewhere along the lines of which physical description is ideal for a survival situation. For example, is it best to be a big, husky man in a survival situation able to lift a lot of weight but require more protein and calories? Or is it better to be a small person who does not need as many calories but cannot do the tasks of a large man?

Other factors included who would be the bigger target?

Jeanette Isabelle
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#299567 - 08/01/21 07:25 PM Re: Designer Body [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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The correct answer depends upon which survival situation - they aren't standardized. Survival is a bit like cave exploration. Some passages favor big people and quite often there are constricted passages suitable only for a tiny person.

The correct answer is probably "both of the above" - a well coordinated group which intelligently uses the capabilities of its members.

I have heard that for maximum survival when resources are scarce, the honed, six pack ab types will not fare as well as those who, while still reasonably athletic, are just a tad overweight (belly fat = emergency rations)

Take the boy your parents gave you and do what you can to improve its capabilities....

What does being a bigger target have to do with it? Are you just focusing on civic strife situations and violence?


Edited by hikermor (08/01/21 07:29 PM)
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#299568 - 08/01/21 07:33 PM Re: Designer Body [Re: hikermor]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Originally Posted By: hikermor
What does being a bigger target have to do with it? Are you just focusing on civic strife situations and violence?

It's been years since I read that thread. However, I do recall that being a factor. That would only be a factor in an urban environment.

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