Why are we Americans so FAT?
TheConversation.com, "Our fight with fat: Why is obesity getting worse?"
|Fat Happy Budai is not the Buddha|
Most of us do not know that the cards are stacked against us and that weight loss is much more complicated than working out and not eating dessert.
Years into the obesity epidemic, millions of Americans have tried to lose weight, and millions of us have failed to do so long term.
|Don't look at me. I isn't fat no mo.|
Not that guys’ waists haven’t ballooned, too. Men have gained on average nearly 30 pounds since John F. Kennedy’s inauguration in 1961.
|It's getting harder to keep off the blubber.|
Now, despite people’s concerted efforts, obesity is at its highest level ever, with about 40 percent of U.S. adults and 18.5 percent of children, considered obese.
This is itself an increase of about 30 percent, just since 2000 when roughly 30 percent of American adults were obese.
|Don't worry. I'll just walk it off like before.|
- Who you calling "fat"? (cdc.gov/nchs/data...pdf)