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    why are americans so fat

    im just wondering

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    coz the food in america is cheaper than here

    careful there ... what's that saying with glass houses?

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    unfortunately you dont come across as anything but dull to be honest

    Because they can afford to be,The first human instinct is to eat and drink and when you live somewhere where food and drink are cheap and plentiful you and up with fat people,

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    kapows;6420624

    unfortunately you dont come across as anything but dull to be honest



    your opinion matters to me.

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    tonyg1962;6420627

    Because they can afford to be,The first human instinct is to eat and … Because they can afford to be,The first human instinct is to eat and drink and when you live somewhere where food and drink are cheap and plentiful you and up with fat people,



    so they dont instinctivly crave food any more than a British person?

    dandangran15;6420639

    so they dont instinctivly crave food any more than a British person?



    I doubt it but they have had access to fast food for a lot longer than us but i think we may catch them up in a few years,

    dandangran15;6420639

    so they dont instinctivly crave food any more than a British person?



    And who said that british people are not fat ... hmm?!?

    NOT all Americans are fat. Many Americans are very healty fit people.

    However there are many many VERY VERY fat people in America.

    This is becuase one of their "hobbies" is shopping in shopping malls, and these malls are full of shops that sell donuts, burgers, mexican food, pizzas, sweets, cakes and so on, all of which are full of fat.

    Many also drive their cars everywhere so never get any exercise.

    The USA is a DRIVING country not a walking country and it is actually very hard to go for a walk anywhere, it is easier to drive, even to the shop next door.

    BTW. We are getting as bad in the UK. Next time you walk round a shopping centre see how many of the people are over weight.

    tbh theres a hell of a lot of british fatties these days:?

    Where we live there are quite a few eastern European immigrants and if you walk around town on a sunday you can spot who they are a mile off by how healthy they look compared to the local population,

    The portions are too big. So many people eat whatever is on their plate even if they are full. Not me though, I feel sick if I eat too much, when I'm full I stop.

    guilbert53;6420681

    NOT all Americans are fat. Many Americans are very healty fit … NOT all Americans are fat. Many Americans are very healty fit people.However there are many many VERY VERY fat people in America.This is becuase one of their "hobbies" is shopping in shopping malls, and these malls are full of shops that sell donuts, burgers, mexican food, pizzas, sweets, cakes and so on, all of which are full of fat.Many also drive their cars everywhere so never get any exercise.The USA is a DRIVING country not a walking country and it is actually very hard to go for a walk anywhere, it is easier to drive, even to the shop next door.BTW. We are getting as bad in the UK. Next time you walk round a shopping centre see how many of the people are over weight.



    I was in Texas for a week or so, no-one walks there, it's unbelievable. They have drive thru's for everything where it's possible to drive thru, including starbucks, even drive thru banks (I kid you not). Even where they do need to get out of their cars, for example a mall car park, many people will ignore empty spaces af they're not close to the entrance, and will drive round for as long as it takes to get a closer space.

    That said, obesity is not only an american problem, I saw a kid the other day the size of a house!!!

    u seen the size of british people!!theres lot of fattys around here

    Stereotype much?


    :roll:

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    civms47;6420762

    I was in Texas for a week or so, no-one walks there, it's unbelievable. … I was in Texas for a week or so, no-one walks there, it's unbelievable. They have drive thru's for everything where it's possible to drive thru, including starbucks, even drive thru banks (I kid you not). Even where they do need to get out of their cars, for example a mall car park, many people will ignore empty spaces af they're not close to the entrance, and will drive round for as long as it takes to get a closer space.That said, obesity is not only an american problem, I saw a kid the other day the size of a house!!!



    drve through banks :w00t::lol:

    There's alot of overweight people, but there is also alot of idiots.

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    ClarityofMind;6420775

    Stereotype much? :roll:



    im actually writing an asssignment and trying to find out how people react to common every-day sterotypes :thumbsup:

    dandangran15;6420871

    im actually writing an asssignment and trying to find out how people … im actually writing an asssignment and trying to find out how people react to common every-day sterotypes :thumbsup:



    Good for you

    How many people yet sit back and point out you'll being stereotypical and unrealistic? lol xx

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    ClarityofMind;6420885

    Good for you :)How many people yet sit back and point out you'll being … Good for you :)How many people yet sit back and point out you'll being stereotypical and unrealistic? lol xx



    lost me.

    That's a bit of a generalisation.
    Isn't it also America that have a large amount of size zero people too?

    I think there are lots of factors which result in all of us becoming more overweight than our ancestors.

    As someone already said the use of cars........so we get less exercise
    Invention and more readily available of TV and computer games in recent decades means we are sat on our bums and again not exercising.
    fast food is frequently cheaper than healthy food so bad diet is associated with poorer communities.

    Its unfortunte that food tastes so good and the 'bad' food is so much more appealing than the 'good'. (I have a very sweet tooth and love junk food)

    personally I'm within my recommended BMI but I can see how easy it would be to eat what I actually wanted and put on huge amounts in a short time. Went on holiday for 10 days this month and put on 7 pounds. I don't see myself getting that off this side of Christmas.

    I have been in American restaurants whist visiting Florida where the US chilren were eating about 6 pancakes for breakfast and downing it with the largest glasses of coke.
    Coke for breakfast.......what happened to milk or fruit juice.

    civms47;6420762

    I was in Texas for a week or so, no-one walks there, it's unbelievable. … I was in Texas for a week or so, no-one walks there, it's unbelievable. They have drive thru's for everything where it's possible to drive thru, including starbucks, even drive thru banks (I kid you not). Even where they do need to get out of their cars, for example a mall car park, many people will ignore empty spaces af they're not close to the entrance, and will drive round for as long as it takes to get a closer space.That said, obesity is not only an american problem, I saw a kid the other day the size of a house!!!



    DRIVE THROUGH BANK - isn't that usually called a robbery?

    Because Mcdonalds is there best friend and they only serve Large meals

    They have never heard of a small meal.

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    I think you'll find that britain now tops the world in junk food consumption with the USA in 2nd place

    another thing were better at than the Americans keeping good diets.

    We are well on our way to catching them up obesity wise.
    But i would think its all the fast food. there was documentary a while back, almost every other shop was a fast food one. Think it was new york.

    strobez1977;6420767

    u seen the size of british people!!theres lot of fattys around here



    here here!

    I take it you've never been to America then??

    As if you had you'd notice that they aren't all fat and walking down the street there is exactly the same as walking down the street here..........fat, thin, black, white, yellow etc etc.

    renown;6421960

    here here!



    there?? surely not

    MarkyB;6421000

    ]This is pretty much all the evidence i need.



    oh that cookie one looks well nice

    There's lots of reasons.
    As has been said, the food is CHEAP there and much bigger portions and a lot of places are "eat as much as you like".
    Everywhere is open much later and a lot of food places are open 24 hours.
    A lot of places you're not allowed to walk and have to drive everywhere and they also have drive food food places, drive through banks (which are actually pretty cool if a bit surreal lol).
    I have been going to america pretty much every year since i was 5 as my dad lived out there and i can see just why it would be SOOOOO easy to become hugely overweight over there.
    If you like your food and drink (most places free refills) then dont go live in america lol.

    cherishu2;6422701

    oh that cookie one looks well nice



    Yeh it sure does, YUM lol

    http://8.media.tumblr.com/i2dw5nf19n3qogjvOOnFoFWdo1_500.jpg

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    stop comparing them to british people. im asking about the USA..
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