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Old 07-17-2017, 11:23 AM
 
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Depends on which Caribbean food, because Jamaican food seems pretty healthy. It consists mostly of stewed and grills meats, rice, and veggies.
It is very Carb heavy. You have your meat, rice, plantain, casava.... it ads up fast. Also depending on the dish lots of fatty cuts of meats and oil and sugar used in those stews. It could be worse and always depends on the fish. Ex Jerk chicken or grilled king fish is going to be a healty option than curried goat.
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:24 AM
 
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Depends on which Caribbean food, because Jamaican food seems pretty healthy. It consists mostly of stewed and grills meats, rice, and veggies.
The more this is discussed the more one should realize that it's not the food that's the issue but our sedentary lifestyle that is the problem. Heavy food only causes an obesity problem if you sit on your butt most of the day- and most of us do!

However, since most of us are now sedentary, we have to make wiser food choices or it should be easier for us to make wiser food choices. It's shameful that it's much easier for me to buy a very unhealthy fast food fried meal for $5 but almost impossible for me to buy a healthy $5 salad...
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:24 AM
 
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I second this. People are actually fatter in LA, or at least I've seen more overweight people there. Not as much in NYC.
That would make sense since LA is autocentric.
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:43 AM
 
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At the outset of the obesity crisis (or the beginning of the media's fascination with it), about 20 years ago, NYC, LA, and a few other places like Colorado and New Mexico were spared the worst of the shaming because we were all within the standard deviation of Europeans, but since then there as been backsliding even in America's fittest cities.

A lot of it has to do with declining incomes (obesity is correlated with low income and poverty) and immigrants who are often not as educated on the relationship between food and obesity and eat high calorie, sugar laden American fast foods as if they were the more calorically modest feasts of fish and fruit from their old country.
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Old 07-17-2017, 12:26 PM
 
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Obesity rate in NY is 25%. Obesity rate in Hawaii is 23%. The difference is immaterial.
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Old 07-17-2017, 12:27 PM
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Obesity rate in NY is 25%. Obesity rate in Hawaii is 23%. The difference is immaterial.
Statistics! Let's see what the OP thinks.
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Old 07-17-2017, 12:28 PM
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That would make sense since LA is autocentric.
Yeah I just mentioned LA because the OP said people are more healthy in coastal CA. Which isn't true. And LA is normally a place you would associate with slim people, but not really. In some of these places, people have no excuse for being out of shape with the weather they have. But at least in NYC you're forced to be mobile.
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Old 07-17-2017, 12:36 PM
 
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Statistics! Let's see what the OP thinks.
Looking at statistics, like Hawaii, many third world countries also have lower obesity rates than NY.
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Old 07-17-2017, 12:41 PM
 
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Obesity rate in NY is 25%. Obesity rate in Hawaii is 23%. The difference is immaterial.
That's NY state. Not NYC. I'm sure it's less than 23% in NYC.
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Old 07-17-2017, 12:45 PM
 
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Looking at statistics, like Hawaii, many third world countries also have lower obesity rates than NY.
Also remember the population size of NY State 19.5 million vs Hawaii 1.4 million or NYC 8.5 million vs Hawaii 1.4 million.

A lot of hula hoop jive turkey kalua pork eating in Hawaii. Too much spam eating, brah!

Also, how is this study being done? Muscle is heavier than fat. A muscular person will be overweight/obese if you follow the traditional height - weight category.

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