I had to laugh when I read that the thinking behind this is because studies show that the majority of fat people (especially teen girls) are friends with other fat people. Ummm....yeah, no kidding. Try being a fat girl in High School. Your social options are rather limited. We Fatties know enough to stick together.
Even though I think this notion is basically ridiculous, it did get me thinking. When I get super serious about eating right and exercising, one of the first things to change (besides the contents of my refrigerator) is who I spend time with. I start making plans to be active. The people who turn me down for a bike ride and suggest going out for ice cream instead do not make my "who-to-call-next-weekend-to-go-for-a-walk" list. When I suggest a healthy restaurant for dinner and it gets turned down because "they only serve rabbit food", then that person is not on my "who-to-call-to-go-to-dinner" list. It's just the way it is. It just happens.
The funny thing is, when I stop to think about the friends I have who are willing to go for a walk and eat rabbit food with me, I realize that the majority of them are my FAT FRIENDS. And I don't have many fat friends. But the ones I have are all about losing weight. And trying to eat right and exercise as much as possible. They are the ones that I can count on to make my weekend outing a healthy one.
So think twice before you turn your nose up at a fat girl!! She could be the key to your dream bod :-)