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Old 06-20-2015, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there...
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From my own observations on visits to America. You folks are morbidly obese.......... we're merely obese. But we're catching up with ya!.........
That is a very broad generalization, I've only seen morbidly obese people on the show, My 600 lb life.
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:17 PM
 
Location: U.S. (East Coast)
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I'm very thin and fit (5'8", 125 lbs.) but I have to say you're right. Visited Australia awhile back and I was totally surprised at how fat many Aussies are! Not what I was expecting by a long shot.

Obesity isn't an American or European problem; it is a first world problem. Even Asians (Japan/China/S.Korea) are plumping up these days. The more developed the country, the fatter are most of the people..
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Old 06-21-2015, 01:40 AM
 
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I think the growth hormones in meat add to the problem, as well as all the grains we eat. Every diabetic knows that even "whole grains" turn to sugar quickly.
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Old 06-21-2015, 04:25 AM
 
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I think the growth hormones in meat add to the problem, as well as all the grains we eat. Every diabetic knows that even "whole grains" turn to sugar quickly.


People are fat because they eat too much and take no exercise.

A friend of mine is a provider in a clinic. All the time patients come in wanting a pill to help them lose weight. Claim (mostly women) it's not their fault as they "hardly eat anything". It's got to be hormones or something.

So he asks them to tell him what they had to eat in the last 24 hours and come to find out, day is started by stopping Hardees and getting a sausage, egg cheese, biscuit & hash browns. They went out with co-workers at lunch to the Chinese buffet. Had drinks after work, and ate a substantial dinner. Day is spent in mini-van, at computer, yakking on phone, and looking at TV. LOL.
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Old 06-21-2015, 05:56 AM
 
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I travel to Europe twice a year. From a visual point of view, I never seem to see obese people in Europe.

Statistics are rarely accurate.
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Old 06-21-2015, 04:34 PM
 
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Britain's fattest man, Carl Thompson, dead at 33 and weighed 65 stone | Daily Mail Online
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Old 06-21-2015, 05:21 PM
 
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They shouldn't, but they do anyway. About lots of things. Europeans are taught about as many lies about America and Europe as Americans are about Europe AND America, on a wide variety of subjects. But Europeans have always been snobs. And they LOVE to pretend that all the white people in America just grew up out of the ground here like potatoes. They hate to get any credit for all the bad stuff that happened here. They want to pretend like their hands are clean.
It's nice how you criticise for something 700 million people supposedly did by doing the same thing.
Oh, obviously your knowledge of Europe is strengthened by decades spent living and travelling here, no doubt.
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Not really. The countries with 25+% obesity make up around 60% of Europe's population.

If we break this down by states vs countries, a lot of US states are no more obese than European countries. For example, California (pop 40M) is no more obese than Spain (pop 46M).

The south has very high rates of obesity, but also the highest black population. Blacks have an obesity rate around 50%. I'll go out on a limb and say the US also has a higher Mexican population...and Mexican Americans have an obesity rate over 40%.

Could it be that white Americans actually have lower obesity rates than many of their European counterparts?

If the US were 90%+ white like many Europrean countries what would the obesity rate be? Maybe around 20% like it is in Montana, Utah, Vermont, Massachusetts?
Italy, France, Denmark and the Netherlands have lowest obesity rates though, something that can be hardly found in the US.
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I think it's actually worse for the European countries.

At least the food in the US tastes amazing. Anybody ever traveled through Europe? Most countries have dreadful food. Even countries that are marketed as having good food (like Italy) don't hold a candle to the US in that regard.
I have seen things eaten in elementary schools that Italians wouldn't give to a rat, I hope to have given the idea.
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I'm very thin and fit (5'8", 125 lbs.) but I have to say you're right. Visited Australia awhile back and I was totally surprised at how fat many Aussies are! Not what I was expecting by a long shot.

Obesity isn't an American or European problem; it is a first world problem. Even Asians (Japan/China/S.Korea) are plumping up these days. The more developed the country, the fatter are most of the people..
Hey no, it's better to blame an entire continent for being snob and arrogant (and it's quite known that Europeans always brag about Europe #1, Europe da best and we have da freedom, how lovely stereotypes).
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Old 06-21-2015, 07:29 PM
 
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Italy, France, Denmark and the Netherlands have lowest obesity rates though, something that can be hardly found in the US.
But those countries make up less than 20% of Europe's population. Why not compare the European countries with the lowest obesity rates to the states with the lowest rates? For example MA vs Netherlands or Italy vs CA.
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Old 06-21-2015, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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but but but Pierce Morgan only got fat when you left the UK and went to the USA lol
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Old 06-21-2015, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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but but but Pierce Morgan only got fat when you left the UK and went to the USA lol
Maybe he likes the food in The U.S....
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