A while back I fell down some outdoor concrete steps that were covered in ice and snow. I had a horrendous concussion that took many months to heal from, but no bones were broken. This came as a surprise to the doctors who were caring for me given the type of fall I had. Then we had this lovely moment when we realized that my chubby body protected me from my fall. The fat absorbed what my bones might have had to otherwise.
So if you are struggling with judging your fat stores, consider that fat serves a function.
I'm bracing for what people might say in response to this but in the end, I know the truth. My body fat saved me.
Shereen is many things though she is most proud of being someone who believes in inclusion.