Welcome to BlackGirlFit.com! The purpose of this website is to motivate Black women all over the world to adopt a healthier diet, as well as a responsible fitness regimen.
In the United States nearly 80% of African-American women are overweight, while approximately 50% are obese. You read that right. 1 in 2 African-American women are obese!!
There are a multitude of factors that contribute to this number—including little to no access to fresh fruits and quality ingredients, or simply a preference for junk food and overconsumption.
I am not a size zero; never have been, never will be. I’ve been as big as a size 16, and dieted myself into bobblehead status. I’ve been skinny-fat and fat-solid!
One thing I have learned through my personal journey is that the weight ain’t gonna keep itself off whether I’m 145lbs or 190lbs. You have got to get up, get out, and get moving! You have to follow a balanced diet, and say no sometimes. No that doesn’t mean eat rice cakes and drink Crystal Light for the rest of your days, but it does mean if you’re going to have a value meal, substitute the fries for a salad, the soda for diet, or learn to indulge every once in a while instead of everyday.
None of us are perfect, hence the reason why I created this site. What we are is responsible for our personal health, and I want each and every one of you to reach your goals with support from your sisters across the world!