I hate people who say "steven is thinner because of training/character development!!" because it's like... okay cool so you think steven's fatness was a sign of a deficiency. you think it was symptomatic of him being untrained/weak instead of just being part of who he was. being fat is not a sign of being undisciplined. steven has gem strength — it's not at all correlated to his physical appearance. he should be able to be fat & powerful.
Yeah!! Have these people not seen weightlifters? A lot of those guys are fat and incredibly powerful!
Also where in the show has it explicitly said that’s why he’s thinner?? It’s just bad art and there’s no excuse.