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Old 02-03-2015, 10:05 PM
 
Location: New England
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Sounds bizarrely obsessive to sit outside Walmarts counting fat people, but hey, we all have to have hobbies!

Quebec is nice, though. I have visited several times and it sure wouldn't kill me to live there.
It doesn't even sound accurate either. I know almost no fat people. A lot of the obesity in the US will be found in the poorest communities and yeah a lot of them shop at Wal Mart. But once you get into the middle class and upper class communities people are pretty healthy. My high school was a middle to upper middle class district and I can only remember one fat kid in all my periods for the day during my senior year. He was a lineman on the football team though so he was a strong mf.
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Old 02-03-2015, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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It doesn't even sound accurate either. I know almost no fat people. A lot of the obesity in the US will be found in the poorest communities and yeah a lot of them shop at Wal Mart. But once you get into the middle class and upper class communities people are pretty healthy. My high school was a middle to upper middle class district and I can only remember one fat kid in all my periods for the day during my senior year. He was a lineman on the football team though so he was a strong mf.
Its silly to make generalizations - on the whole though, the U.S is a fatter nation than Canada in terms of relative percentage of obesity.. Is it a big deal.. depends on who you ask ie.. it might be more expensive in the long run to treat the negative long term health impacts of a fatter nation but in the grand scheme of things its not that much of a big deal..
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Old 02-04-2015, 05:35 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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It doesn't even sound accurate either. I know almost no fat people. A lot of the obesity in the US will be found in the poorest communities and yeah a lot of them shop at Wal Mart. But once you get into the middle class and upper class communities people are pretty healthy. My high school was a middle to upper middle class district and I can only remember one fat kid in all my periods for the day during my senior year. He was a lineman on the football team though so he was a strong mf.
Non-Americans are really obsessed with fat Americans for some reason, when i see a fat person its really no big deal.... like oh look he's fat, okay back to what i was doing....

idk, body weight is just not that significant to me (even if i am looking for a girl). so its strange to me to see all these people having serious conversations about places with a lot of fat people.
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Old 02-04-2015, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Non-Americans are really obsessed with fat Americans for some reason, when i see a fat person its really no big deal.... like oh look he's fat, okay back to what i was doing....

idk, body weight is just not that significant to me (even if i am looking for a girl). so its strange to me to see all these people having serious conversations about places with a lot of fat people.
lol no we aren't - its just a fact that America is a fatter nation.. Mexico too!! Canada is skinnier than both but its still nothing to brag about on a global scale.. Anyway its not good or bad by and large but there are negatives when a larger percentage of any nation is obese due to health concerns and those concerns can't just be dismissed. It doesn't make a person less than others though as a human being... As a matter of fact there may be more humility which is always a refreshing thing!
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Old 02-04-2015, 06:30 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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lol no we aren't - its just a fact that America is a fatter nation.. Mexico too!! Canada is skinnier than both but its still nothing to brag about on a global scale.. Anyway its not good or bad by and large but there are negatives when a larger percentage of any nation is obese due to health concerns and those concerns can't just be dismissed. It doesn't make a person less than others though as a human being... As a matter of fact there may be more humility which is always a refreshing thing!
Its just strange that you are keeping track of stuff like this...

What are the negatives? the only thing i don't like how its okay for people to tell me (a abnormally skinny dude) that i should eat more. but if i told a fat person "hey you should eat less" all hell would break loose.
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Old 02-04-2015, 06:45 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Its just strange that you are keeping track of stuff like this...

What are the negatives? the only thing i don't like how its okay for people to tell me (a abnormally skinny dude) that i should eat more. but if i told a fat person "hey you should eat less" all hell would break loose.
Obesity adds an estimated $190b to national healthcare spending. In the current climate where more people will be insured due to the ACA, it is a huge deal. I dont look down on heavy people because generally what others choose to do with their lives is none of my business, but if peoples lifestyle choices are having a direct effect on a huge portion of our national budget then it becomes everyones business.
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Old 02-04-2015, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Its just strange that you are keeping track of stuff like this...

What are the negatives? the only thing i don't like how its okay for people to tell me (a abnormally skinny dude) that i should eat more. but if i told a fat person "hey you should eat less" all hell would break loose.
I don't find it strange and I don't think people are seeking info like this out... Articles like this are plastered all over the news.. Yahoo has a top ten list everyday lol...
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Old 02-04-2015, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Obesity adds an estimated $190b to national healthcare spending. In the current climate where more people will be insured due to the ACA, it is a huge deal. I dont look down on heavy people because generally what others choose to do with their lives is none of my business, but if peoples lifestyle choices are having a direct effect on a huge portion of our national budget then it becomes everyones business.
Totally agreed and its not just a U.S problem.. Canada has a pretty crappy obesity rate and its costing us billions as well.. Obesity rates are on the rise all over!! It is a health concern and it is an increasing burden on any H.C system..

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Old 02-04-2015, 06:50 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Obesity adds an estimated $190b to national healthcare spending. In the current climate where more people will be insured due to the ACA, it is a huge deal. I dont look down on heavy people because generally what others choose to do with their lives is none of my business, but if peoples lifestyle choices are having a direct effect on a huge portion of our national budget then it becomes everyones business.
Most people have been insured for a while now and it doesn't seem to be a big drag on the rest of us.

$190b added to national healthcare spending? how much does that cost to us on an individual level?
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Old 02-04-2015, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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To lighten things up - hey there's also negative in being too skinny..... especially walking down a runway with high heels


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