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    Default 67% of Americans are overweight.

    For years I've wondered why this is so and I'm still a little babbled about the fact that 67% of America is overweight. America is the fattest country in the world and none of the places I've been to I haven't seen or heard anything like it. So, why do you think America is so overweight?

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    I dunno. It does kind of make me feel bad for them but yeah. I dunno...
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    Let's sue mcdonalds.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Levian
    Let's sue mcdonalds.
    They have McDonalds in Norway, and yet they don't have the same problem.

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    Let's create a special about how fat you'd get if you eat McDonalds for a month. We'll call it..."Let's Supersize, babe!"

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    First of all... They don't actually take a substantial poll for that. Any statistic that you look at you should always look at how the statistic is done. Most statistic makers hope to have a desired result so they screen randomly, however, they'll pick from a certain grouping of people to screen. Group A - suburbia with lots of fast food and middle class who are busy and generally eat out more, vs. Group B - mostly upper class, sometimes eat out, usually have better out to eat meals such as higher quality restaurants.

    It's all about how the poll is taken.


    Secondly, a pound overweight is considered overweight. Let's be honest, someone who is ten lbs overweight doesn't look like they are.

    These statistics usually fail to measure in muscle mass.

    Let's also note that when you go outside or you're at school, fat people do not make up the majority. Some people considered overweight really do look fine and not that bad.

    i hate statistics like these because of their sketchy nature. Furthermore, this is more of an EoEO discussion and I hope that this thread is spammed because it's irritating to me.


    Note, I'm 5'11, and 160 lbs. I look damn fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Levian
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    Well America has the most fast food places in the world: MacDonalds, Burger King, KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and MANY more...

    Edit: Maybe someone should move this.

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    Why can't they just stop eating!?

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    it's not about how many fast food places, it's who eats them and how their anatomy and physiology work.

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    doesn't great britain have the fattest kids though??? ahem america is a fatty country
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    Quote Originally Posted by a nirvana fan
    Why can't they just stop eating!?
    Americans use food as a comfort, and most doesn't even enjoy eating. The difference between Europeans and Americans is that Europeans enjoy each and every single meal we eat. We don't use and abuse food. We enjoy it.

    Edit: DP, it doesn't matter what excuse you may come up with, America is the fattest country in the world.

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    I eat for comfort, enjoyment, and because I like to eat a lot. It's not because I have anxiety or mild depression.

    *gets sad then wired*

    Edit: Chris, that doesn't mean that your statistic is true. I would venture to say that only 15-20% is fat, and the overweight 40% is only overweight by 1-25 lbs.

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    LOL. I'm not saying that all Americans do that, but many Americans use food for other than enjoyment.

    Edit: My statistic may not be 100% correct, but I don't need some statistic to tell me that Americans are the fattest people in the world. Come on, anyone who claims otherwise is in total denial.

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    Yer, the reason is probably the closeness of everything. Grocery store at the corner, and a city that is built for using cars. Sure, we have mcdonalds in Norway, but I have to walk a mile to get to the nearest grocery store and longer to get to a mcdonalds.


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