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- Posted: Thu, 06 Sep 2012 13:44:44 +0000
Maybe because the time period the vampires are from, fewer amount of the population were overweight? I might be wrong but I thought that the amount of people being overweight has increased in recent years, due to unhealthy diets ect. So, considering the vampires from twilight were human in a different century, a higher amount of the population were considered in a healthy weight range. And, vampires, once being changed into a vampire are frozen in their current human state. Therefore making them unable to lose or gain weight because they are not able to change.
Still, there should be at least some that exist! Especially in the newborn army.
Personally, I think it's because the vampires largely conform to Meyer's ideal of beauty which tends toward the slender, but if you want an attempted (and completely bullshit) justification of it in universe, I guess that during the vampirization process where everything is crystallizing or whatever, there would a) be a HUGE energy requirement and so the fat reserves were burnt by the body during the process (Don't ask me how a toxin entering the body can be metabolising fat reserves, I am literally making this up on the fly) and/or b) the fat cells themselves may not transform as efficiently and so be lost. This falls apart when you consider that the female vampires still have boobs but... that's all I got.
Actually, that does make some sense. I remember when Bella transformed, in addition to fixing her birthing injuries, the venom did stuff like spontaneously straighten her nose. So maybe the venom makes vampires conform to Meyer's idea of beauty.