Dallas is America's 25th Fattest City, Houston is the Fattest, and Austin? Screw Austin.

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Men's Fitness has taken measure of our nation and, once again, growing girth is the trend.

In the March issue, which is on newsstands but not online, the magazine uses fitness industry and CDC stats to compile a list of America's 25 fattest cities. Houston is the fattest, which the magazine partially attributes to stifling heat and a lack of mass-transit to the excess pounds. It also points out that Houston has the most drive-throughs of any city at 1,034, which is just mean.

Dallas ranks 25th and Arlington is 15th. El Paso came in at eighth, apparently because 18.4 percent of its residents are binge drinkers.

Not every Texas city is full of fat-asses. Austin ranks 12th on the mag's fittest list, and 31 percent of Austinites are considered "cardio fanatics." That blows the stifling-heat theory out of the water. According to Weather.com, the average temperature in Austin during June, July and August is 92, 96 and 97 degrees, respectively. Houston is just a mere 90, 92 and 93 degrees during those same months.

Detroit, Cleveland, Memphis and Tampa round out the top five on the fattest list, proving fatness and sadness go hand in hand.

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17 comments
RS
RS

The Men’s Fitness list is complete junk, why does it get any amount of publicity? Men’s Fitness did not measure anyone, they looked at weather, number of restaurants in a city, and commute times to come up with their bogus list. Now HERE is a list that also just came out and actually measured people’s BMIs, therefore probably much more accurate (and no Houston or Dallas in the top ten, you have to go all the way up to almost 100 to find them both) : http://www.livescience.com/188...

ObserverFan
ObserverFan

Fat city chicks, fat fat city chicks. Ten ten ten fifty burger patty chicks.

BorntoRhone
BorntoRhone

I am not surprised to see this story in the same place where I recently viewed Dallas 5 Best Fried Chicken places and Dallas 5 Best Margaritas.

macksm Evans
macksm Evans

They got the nickname got the nickname americas team wen they won their first superbowl.

guest
guest

This is not something to be proud of, slobs.  You know that stereotype about fat, lazy Americans? You're perpetuating it.  Have some self respect and get on a treadmill.

Craigley
Craigley

Houston is about as big as Dallas + HEB + Ft. Worth combined.  Of course there are more drive thrus.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Love Austin-it's got everything.Hate Houston-it's a dump.Dallas-?

ps-Boy, those Top 5 cities are beatings!

mark zero (Jason)
mark zero (Jason)

If the Dallas CVB decides to pay fat people to move to Austin to ruin their standing, I'd be willing to make the sacrifice.

Jasonleonwright
Jasonleonwright

New York is pretty damn flat. LA is in most parts. Miami, too. You're theory sucks.

RS
RS

Austin is the most overrated, overhyped city I've ever lived in.Houston was actually surprisingly fun and quirky. Loved it, actually.

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

Houston is a dump?

I'm guessing you have never been to Tanglewood, River Oaks or the West University areas.

Pasadena is not Houston.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

you just proved yer own point.......Pasadena is not Houston.  Nuff said?!

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