In Mauritania, where big is beautiful and stretch marks are sexy, young girls are brutally force-fed a diet of up to 16,000 calories a day–more than four times that of a male bodybuilder–to prepare them for marriage.
The article reported that each girl eats about 40 per day, along with 12 pints of goat’s milk and gruel, making their daily intake 14,000 to 16,000 calories. The recommended consumption for a healthy 12-year-old girl averages 1500 calories; an adult male bodybuilder eats up to 400.
Pretty amazing considering how we are so caught up with the reverse – being thin, slim even skinny.
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