Congratulations, Texas, You Are 12th in Fat-Assedness

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New data on obesity is out, and according to some really smart people, we're all still fat. Unfortunately, it's hard to say if the problem is getting better or worse because the CDC established a new method for analyzing the data, and thus a new baseline, making comparisons with previous years meaningless.

Texas is still one of the largest states, in area, population and waist size with an obesity prevalence of more than 30 percent. Meanwhile Colorado is still the thinnest, making me wonder if Denver-based Smashburger is doing its part to round out America.

Later this summer Trust for America's Health will release the next edition of it's annual report, "F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future." Last year's report was the first to look at how fatness data has changed over the past two decades. This year the report will look forward, forecasting 2030 obesity rates in each state and the likely resulting rise in obesity-related disease rates and health care costs.

New baseline or not, I'll bet the extrapolated data is BIG.


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Terilli's
Terilli's

Walk to Terilli's for a Walnut Salad!

Alina Castellanos
Alina Castellanos

USA has the fattest people... No one walks anymore, just driving.When I'm in Dominican Republic and Spain, it's rare to see a fat person. No junk food or all these commercials of food every other minute. We eat home cooked fresh food. I stayed 3 months in Spain and lost a lot of weight without working out just daily outdoor activities plus food was great.

Frederick FudgeBrown Johnson
Frederick FudgeBrown Johnson

Haaaiii lotz of people nt everone r lazy an hate 2 sweat as hot as it is im surprised at these numbers..

Tiffany Francis
Tiffany Francis

How many studies are they gonna conduct? We get it. We're fat. How 'bout a study on some solutions instead of just reconfirming what we already know?

Matt Daniel
Matt Daniel

Could be worse, we could be 12 in Fat-Acidness. Don't know what that would mean, but it sounds pretty awful...or does it?

Eron Linver
Eron Linver

I am quite confident, with all the new fast food chains opening, that we will soon be in the top 10.

takihendrix
takihendrix

Food addiction is only different to drug addiction or alcoholism because they dont go to jail for it. We spend so much time bashing substance abusers, but for some reason when its an obese person we are supposed to be nice and  forgiving??? It IS substance abuse! They are destroying their bodies the same way a drug addict does and worse...so where is the difference? 

J_A_
J_A_

Fat people need to be outcast as social pariahs, similar to smokers. No one has any problems calling out a smoker for being disgusting and wondering why they just won't quit. Same should go for fatties. What percentage of fat people are fat due to medical conditions out of their control? I'm betting not many.

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

We are a nation of fat ass slobs: and here we have fast food joints on every corner...........my brother lives in a town up north that has like 2 fast food joints, in the whole town! Is it any wonder Texas is fat?

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

With the exception of Michigan, the top fat states are red states.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Chipotle is also from Colorado, where's the snark about that? You guys must get paid by the passive-aggressive statement.

 

Seriously though, Texas only being 12 is rather surprising.

 

 

rabbitfoodrocks
rabbitfoodrocks

@cityofate i'm actually surprised we werent in the top 5 or 7.

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

 @takihendrix I have a breathing addiction; now can I have one of those blue stickers that let's me park up front? 

 

ps-Look, everyone has problems and addictions, it's all about dealing with said subjects through adversity....is it hard-yes; but it ain't always about sunny skies and clear days. The tempest tells you who you are. 

takihendrix
takihendrix

 @G_David There arent NEARLY as many ChickFilA restaurants on every corner as much as there are Jack In The Box, McDonalds, Burger king, and taco places. If anything Chiclkfila is the most scarce of them all. 

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

 @JaniceA Fat is undesirable, admittedly.  However, you've stepped over the line with your meanness.  What about obese children who are not responsible for their parents poor food choices?

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

 @JaniceA 

 

Janice,

    Boy you hit it right on the nail!  I'm so sick of fatties saying "I was born this way", or "it's a disease!" REALLY? You were born with a Big Mac, large shake and jumbo fries in yer mouth? It's all about making BETTER of the bad choices........and MOVING.

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

 @Myrna.Minkoff-Katz I really feel sorry for you that you seem to see absolutely everything through the lens of political affiliation.  Based on opinions from several books I have read, extreme political views are thought to frequently come from excessive TV viewing.  Perhaps you should turn it off and try reading a book. Or just keep on being a one trick pony.  Whatever.

J_A_
J_A_

 @Myrna.Minkoff-Katz I never said anything about obese children. I'm talking about adults that are able to make their own choices regarding what they put in their mouths. You say I'm mean but that's exactly my point. Obese people are handled with kid gloves.

J_A_
J_A_

 @Myrna.Minkoff-Katz I never said anything about obese children. I'm talking about adults that are able to make their own choices regarding what they put in their mouths. You say I'm mean but that's exactly my point. Obese people are handled with kid gloves.

J_A_
J_A_

 @kergo1spaceship Or "I'm large and in charge!" Um, no. Your lifestyle is costing the entire country more in health care. Get on a damn treadmill!

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

 @PlanoDave You're blasting her about assuming one conclusion based on a more-or-less unrelated other qualifier, then go with an asinine point about TV viewing leading to extreme political views? You're no better than her, because you come across as an elitist asshole too.

hawk2020
hawk2020

 @PlanoDave  @Myrna.Minkoff-Katz Sorry, but the correlation on this issue is VERY positive. Self indulgent people are more likely to be sucked in by concepts such as those promoted by  the religious right which presumably correctly link them to the republican party. It's a love/hate affair in that intelligent republicans hate the presumed alliance, presumably because the narrow-mindedness of this group is a supreme embarrassment to their immoral goals, but love the block support it gives them with voters because they AREN'T stupid. As a result, you have a bunch of overweight  moralists supporting an immoral political institution which only gives a damn about the wealthy. It's no wonder they're termed "Fat Cats".  I hope this sheds adequate light upon your mystery.

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

 @kergo1spaceship Close.

 

The inability to think critically for oneself is what leads to the "crisis lifestyle" because people spend too much time watching TV and did not develop proper critical thinking skills in the daycare we call "schools".

 

Just my $.02...

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

 @Scruffygeist 

 

The TV viewing leading to extreme political views is not an "asinine point".  There is significant evidence tying higher viewership of TV to more extreme political views.  It comes from accepting other's views as gospel rather than thinking for oneself.  Critical thought almost always leads to more moderate, rational views on subjective items such as politics and religion.  Fanaticism comes from taking other's views without challenging them.  When this happens, the thought processes to support those views are not in place, so the mind resorts to inflexibility.

 

Based on Myrna's comment, it seems that she tosses out political associations the same way that former Sportatorium commenters toss out sports associations.  I have filed this away (using that Critical Thinking thing, ya know).

 

I would give you a couple of book references, but you might consider reading "elitist" and I wouldn't want to offend you.

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

 @hawk2020 

Ok, I may have had too many Budweiser's, but how did this become a political thing? It always the South that's fat, it's acceptable "down here" to eat a whole cow for dinner-and then go sit on "dat ass" for a couple of hours. 

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

 @hawk2020 @G_David So, you are making the assertion that obesity rates are more likely tied to political/religious viewpoints than any other possible factor?  Like maybe available recreational opportunities?  Or length of average commute? Or average income?

 

Really?

 

I hope you aren't that fucking stupid.  Please tell me you aren't that fucking stupid.  Surely, you aren't THAT fucking stupid.

 

Are you?

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