I’m not fat and, despite stereotypes, there are plenty of slim, slender and fit black women in this country. Why? Contrary to the big-boned theory, blackness is not predestination for bigness. Almost 4 out of 5 African-American women are obese and it boils down to three reasons: denial, poor eating habits and inactivity. So, when it comes to beating obesity, the issue is really not that complicated.