About Thin

The adjective thin comes from the Latin word delicātus. Applied to a person, it refers to someone who is skinny, of little weight. For example: “You are very thin, do you eat properly?” , “I am looking for my nephew: he is a tall, thin boy with brown hair”, “The thin actor had to change his physiognomy to play the president in his new movie”.

According to today’s conventional aesthetic standards, thinness is often considered attractive. A thin individual, in this framework, has a better chance of succeeding in the world of fashion or in the entertainment industry than an overweight person. However, those who are thin may suffer from some type of eating disorder or other problem. Only a health professional can indicate the appropriate weight of a subject.

The media give us an ambiguous message: on the one hand, they push us to lose weight to look thin, assuring us that being overweight is harmful to our health and that it does not allow us to do justice to our natural beauty; on the other, they tell us that no one should judge us by our physical appearance, and that only our feelings matter. Of course, it is enough to take a look at the bodies of the famous men and women to verify that thinness is an almost inevitable requirement for success.

One of the points that we should never overlook when we decide to start a diet to lose weight is our age: the same food routine does not work in all cases, since at each stage of our lives we need different nutrients to develop in a healthy way. In fact, most people just need to break their sedentary lifestyle to achieve a slimmer figure. To all this is added the bone structure: thinness is different in each body, and that is why the important thing is to find the balance.

Children and adolescents need to eat a varied and abundant diet to grow without problems; once youth is reached, it is possible to do without certain products, since the body does not require them and many times they generate abnormal weight gain. It is important to highlight that it is useless to skip meals, especially if it is breakfast, since this causes a considerable decrease in physical and mental performance, as well as an imbalance in food that often has the opposite effect to that desired.

Something thin, on the other hand, has a reduced thickness or is delicate: “Could you cut me a thin piece of ham, please?” , “I suggest you look for a thinner coat since it is not so cold”, “The edge of the pizza must be thin so that it does not get raw”.

This adjective can also be used figuratively, to refer to something that goes unnoticed easily or that has a weak ideological foundation. For example, it is common to hear that the line between two concepts is thin, and this means that in certain contexts it is not easy to distinguish them. If the line between a positive and a negative attitude is thin, we are facing a problem, since we will not always know how to properly qualify the behavior .

Delgado is also a usual surname in Spain and in Latin America. Marcelo “Chelo” Delgado, to cite one case, is a former soccer player who was part of the Argentine national team. Washington Delgado (1927-2003), for his part, was a Peruvian writer who was a member of the Peruvian Academy of Language. The Spanish Anita Delgado (1890-1962), meanwhile, stood out as a dancer.

In El Salvador, Delgado is the denomination of a municipality that belongs to the department of San Salvador. Cabo Delgado, finally, is a province that is part of the territory of Mozambique.