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    Question Why Are So Many People in America Fat?

    By this I mean in comparison to say, the UK?

    The problem of Obesity seems to be so much worse in the USA

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    I think it's portion sizes. Portions here in the US are HUGE compared to other countries. I think I read somewhere that when eating at McDonald's in France, their large size fry is the same size at our small fry here......that's a huge difference.

    And also, everyone is always on the go, no time to stop and cook, savor our food, nothing. Fast food and big portions is what it's all about here. It's pretty gross.

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    GMO's and the proliferation of vegetable oils.

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    Large portion sizes, little exercise, processed foods that are nutritionally devoid and easy to prepare, snacks that are sweet and salty and designed to make you overeat, a government and doctors who generally push the CW that one should eat a high- whole grain and low fat diet. Corn and soybean in everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sakura_girl View Post
    GMO's and the proliferation of vegetable oils.
    Quote Originally Posted by Damiana View Post
    Large portion sizes, little exercise, processed foods that are nutritionally devoid and easy to prepare, snacks that are sweet and salty and designed to make you overeat, a government and doctors who generally push the CW that one should eat a high- whole grain and low fat diet. Corn and soybean in everything.
    These are both great point as well that I forgot about.

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    Because baby got back!

    Once sir mix alot came along it was all down hill from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damiana View Post
    Large portion sizes, little exercise, processed foods that are nutritionally devoid and easy to prepare, snacks that are sweet and salty and designed to make you overeat, a government and doctors who generally push the CW that one should eat a high- whole grain and low fat diet. Corn and soybean in everything.
    Damiana said it in a nutshell. Also, gluten is in everything here and it's on purpose. Food manufactures know that grains cause people to overeat, crave foods, get sick (but not sick enough to stop eating), and so on. It's hard to explain but we have an accepted culture of laziness here. You don't need to live here in order to see it, just look at the characters on our TV programs. Where I live people will NOT walk. They will park right up next to a store and not bat an eye to the fact that they're blocking a fire lane. I go for a walk every day during my lunch break and my co-workers think I'm nuts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Koozie View Post
    Damiana said it in a nutshell.
    No, she didn't.

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    Cheap oil, low population density and hybrid vigour from having a very varied gene pool are big facilitators IMO.
    F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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    I think people do more walking in the UK and Europe. It's pretty tough to walk or find mass transit in the US unless you live someplace like New York or San Francisco. This is in addition to portion sizes and our HMO docs who don't seem to think for themselves.
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