Obesity is a huge problem in the United States. We are the Fast Food nation. Home of McDonalds and the birthplace of the hamburger. With video games dominating the social landscape of kids and teens these days, and the media reporting non-stop heinous crimes to keep us indoors, its no wonder that we are all increasingly overweight.
According to the CDC, in 2006, only four states had a prevalence of obesity less than 20%. Twenty-two states had a prevalence equal or greater than 25%; two of these states (Mississippi and West Virginia) had a prevalence of obesity equal to or greater than 30%.
Our appetites in America are out of control. An insatiable appetite is a trademark of our culture. And it’s not just for food… (more…)