The Most and Least Obese States in America — Ranked!

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    Sep 22, 2015 1:44 PM GMT
    When it comes to your belly, the state you’re in might have something to do with the state you’re in.

    Living in the South or the Midwest might be increasing your risk of weight gain. That’s where the states with the highest obesity rates — including Arkansas, West Virginia, North Dakota and Indiana — are located, according to a new report by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation and Trust for America’s Health.

    1. Arkansas (35.9% obese)
    51. Colorado (21.3% obese)

    https://www.yahoo.com/health/the-most-and-least-obese-states-in-america-221338851.html
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    Sep 22, 2015 7:12 PM GMT
    There's a silver bullet solution to the the problems that plague society, including obesity, global warming and animal cruelty. The solution is switching to a vegan diet.
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    Sep 22, 2015 10:45 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidThere's a silver bullet solution to the the problems that plague society, including obesity, global warming and animal cruelty. The solution is switching to a vegan diet.


    are you a vegan?
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    Sep 22, 2015 11:32 PM GMT
    Compaq said
    HottJoe saidThere's a silver bullet solution to the the problems that plague society, including obesity, global warming and animal cruelty. The solution is switching to a vegan diet.


    are you a vegan?

    I'm looking to become vegan. I just ate a delicious black bean burger.

    I actually cut all dairy and most meat from my diet a few months ago, for better health. But recently I've learned more about the catastrophic impacts of animal agriculture and fishing. I've come to find out that if people went vegan we would actually be able to feed everyone on earth and return most of the land to nature. Otherwise, we're on a path of a total collapse of the food chain.

    It's also much healthier and much more ethical to not breed animals in order to murder them for their meat.
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    Sep 22, 2015 11:49 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    Compaq said
    HottJoe saidThere's a silver bullet solution to the the problems that plague society, including obesity, global warming and animal cruelty. The solution is switching to a vegan diet.


    are you a vegan?

    I'm looking to become vegan. I just ate a delicious black bean burger.

    I actually cut all dairy and most meat from my diet a few months ago, for better health. But recently I've learned more about the catastrophic impacts of animal agriculture and fishing. I've come to find out that if people went vegan we would actually be able to feed everyone on earth and return most of the land to nature. Otherwise, we're on a path of a total collapse of the food chain.

    It's also much healthier and much more ethical to not breed animals in order to murder them for their meat.


    "I just ate a delicious black bean burger."

    Holy shit

    Isn't that a little dangerous for a bottom? Won't you sound like Mt. Vesuvius when he pulls out?
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    Sep 23, 2015 12:14 AM GMT
    Compaq said
    Living in the South or the Midwest might be increasing your risk of weight gain. That’s where the states with the highest obesity rates — including Arkansas, West Virginia, North Dakota and Indiana — are located...

    Having lived in North Dakota for 11 years, I can offer an unscientific guess: during the very harsh winters, which last almost 6 months, you're largely indoors. You eat for entertainment, and you're fairly inactive.

    Over a century ago you weren't, struggling to survive. But in today's modern world you kinda hibernate in cozy homes, and visit friends, going out to eat and having guests over for dinner. One might also speculate whether putting on fat, a natural body insulator, is an instinctive response to the severe cold, or possibly a physiological reaction. One thinks of the native Inuit tribes of the Arctic.

    Another factor is heavy alcohol use, which also promotes weight gain. North Dakotans, and also adjacent northern Minnesotans, drink a lot of booze. Here again, I suspect it's a function of the harsh climate, and the extended indoor confinement. Perhaps Russia provides a comparable example of this.
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    Sep 23, 2015 2:38 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidThere's a silver bullet solution to the the problems that plague society, including obesity, global warming and animal cruelty. The solution is switching to a vegan diet.



    As one who has suffered severe nerve damage from confusing politics with nutrition requirements keep a journal, listen to your body and get honest feedback from friends , trainers as you pursue this. Read The Wahl Protocal. Also start raising and preparing your own food.

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    Sep 23, 2015 3:20 PM GMT
    It's probably just a coincidence...

    1. Arkansas (35.9% obese)
    2. West Virginia (35.7% obese)
    3. Mississippi (35.5% obese)
    4. Louisiana (34.9% obese)
    5. Alabama (33.5% obese)
    6. Oklahoma (33.0% obese)
    7. Indiana (32.7% obese)
    8. Ohio (32.6% obese)
    9. North Dakota (32.2% obese)
    10. South Carolina (32.1% obese)
    11. Texas (31.9% obese)
    12. Kentucky (31.6% obese)
    13. Kansas (31.3% obese)
    14. Tennessee (31.2% obese)
    15. Wisconsin (31.2% obese)
    16. Iowa (30.9% obese)

    36. Minnesota (27.6% obese)
    37. New Hampshire (27.4% obese)
    38. Washington (27.3% obese)
    39. New York (27.0% obese)
    40. Rhode Island (27.0% obese)
    41. New Jersey (26.9% obese)
    42. Montana (26.4% obese)
    43. Connecticut (26.3% obese)
    44. Florida (26.2% obese)
    45. Utah (25.7% obese)
    46. Vermont (24.8% obese)
    47. California (24.7% obese)
    48. Massachusetts (23.3% obese)
    49. Hawaii (22.1% obese)
    50. District of Columbia (21.7% obese)
    51. Colorado (21.3% obese)
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    Sep 23, 2015 3:23 PM GMT
    It should d be illegal to be obese. Tax the fat.
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    Sep 24, 2015 10:49 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    Compaq said
    HottJoe saidThere's a silver bullet solution to the the problems that plague society, including obesity, global warming and animal cruelty. The solution is switching to a vegan diet.


    are you a vegan?

    I'm looking to become vegan. I just ate a delicious black bean burger.

    I actually cut all dairy and most meat from my diet a few months ago, for better health. But recently I've learned more about the catastrophic impacts of animal agriculture and fishing. I've come to find out that if people went vegan we would actually be able to feed everyone on earth and return most of the land to nature. Otherwise, we're on a path of a total collapse of the food chain.

    It's also much healthier and much more ethical to not breed animals in order to murder them for their meat.


    I couldn't be a vegan or vegetarian. Bean consumption could increase our gas supply.

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    Sep 24, 2015 10:57 PM GMT
    smartmoney saidIt should d be illegal to be obese. Tax the fat.


    And then he'd get a tax break.


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    Sep 24, 2015 11:43 PM GMT
    Alpha13 said
    HottJoe saidThere's a silver bullet solution to the the problems that plague society, including obesity, global warming and animal cruelty. The solution is switching to a vegan diet.



    As one who has suffered severe nerve damage from confusing politics with nutrition requirements keep a journal, listen to your body and get honest feedback from friends , trainers as you pursue this. Read The Wahl Protocal. Also start raising and preparing your own food.


    Thanks for the advice. I'm still learning about it. It's does seem like there's more to it than just cutting out animal products.