Fat but Fit?

Elizabeth Tague
4 min readNov 6, 2020

Is it okay to be fat if you’re fit, and what does that actually mean?

The concept that an individual can be overweight and still be healthy, also known as the fat but fit paradox, has been researched and debated on both sides. True, some studies have demonstrated that one can be fat but fit. However, many other studies have demonstrated that obesity, despite being fit, precludes individuals to higher health risks and a greater risk of mortality. But, then there have been studies that show that healthy weight individuals who are not fit could have a higher risk of mortality than obese but fit individuals…

Elizabeth Tague

Wife. Mom. Nurse. Nutrition and Wellness Obsessed. On a mission to educate and save the world, one bite at a time. bewellwithliza.com