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Old 09-15-2017, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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I am not surprised as so much of today's culture nationwide revolves around eating products that 1,000 calories plus.

Things that were a special treat a few decades ago are a daily ritual for many people. I have worked with people who eat out 2 or 3 times a day with 1,000 calories a day consisting of processed grains and a half gallon of carbonated soda a day.

I was born and raised in Colorado and it has the lowest rate in the country but what skews those rates down is Boulder, Fort Collins and Interstate 70 ski-resort town corridor where a vast majority is into healthy eating and fitness.

Denver seems to becoming more like Boulder and the ski-resort towns lately though, seems like Denver itself is athletic than it used to be.

Much of the rest of Colorado is sort of like the anywhere though, it is just there is part of the state that people are really, really into eating healthy and working out to the best of their physical ability.
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Old 09-15-2017, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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Any reports breaking down the results to show men vs. women? Cause I lived in UT and now in ID and I see a high number of overly obese woman but not that many men. So I would be curious.
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Old 09-15-2017, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Yakima WA
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I think there are other issues besides food. There has been in my lifetime a noticeable decline in wanting to look attractive. I have especially noticed less women care about their appearance these days. Looking pretty is called "superficial" these days. Europe values appearance more than the U.S and obesity is much less of a problem there. When we as a culture decided not to fat shame we opened the gates wide open for the obesity epidemic to happen.
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Old 09-18-2017, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Any reports breaking down the results to show men vs. women? Cause I lived in UT and now in ID and I see a high number of overly obese woman but not that many men. So I would be curious.
My guess is many of the men are into fairly strenuous outdoor exercise.
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:37 PM
 
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Any reports breaking down the results to show men vs. women? Cause I lived in UT and now in ID and I see a high number of overly obese woman but not that many men. So I would be curious.
Genetically women also just carry more body fat. Post-menopausal women find it especially hard to keep body fat % to a healthy range.

At my fitness studio our male clients over 50 can cut carbs and work out 2x/week and drop like 20lbs in a month. Women on average maybe 5-7 lbs.
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Old 09-19-2017, 03:08 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Couldn't be clearer that there is a huge correlation between poverty and obesity. Many poor states on the fattest list, many more affluent states on among the skinniest.
Not entirely true. Not wrong, but not solely responsible either.

The south has a majorly ingrained "eat culture", and the food is not healthy most of the time.

Food is of enormous importance in the south compared to elsewhere in the US. It is over advertised and over-eating is romanticized there.

Back in 2008 when I drove through Mississippi from Baton Rouge to Memphis, there was a billboard on I-55 that read "EAT" in enormous yellow letters against red. Whatever business was advertising it was in smaller text to the lower right.
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