Fat people in USA

Malaysia
August 9, 2011 12:55pm CST
I noticed that there are many fat people in the USA. I watched youtube everyday and see them. Some are even bedbound. This lady I saw just now are 600lbs and she is from Haiti and move to America many years ago. So she got fat with America's food. I wonder these people have self control over their diet. They just blame it on gland disfunctioning. Click on the link to see the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWa1hPjpS8A
5 responses
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
9 Aug 11
It is not just in America but everywhere except in Somalia. When there is a food, a lot of food there will be fat people.. Even our country also have many obese people plus we are popular with our food, variety food. The foods are tasty but we should eat them on limit. Always sa moderation in everything including eating.(^^)
• Malaysia
10 Aug 11
But they called USA is a fat land.
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
10 Aug 11
They eat more meat and fatty fried foods that is why they tend to be fat.Watch rachel ray and see how she cook and the ingredients she used. She always used cheese and have cheese everyday in that quantity is not alright..(^^)
• Malaysia
11 Aug 11
Yes. And I don't like too much cheese and butter also. Moderate will do for any food.
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
9 Aug 11
Well I m about 20 pounds over weight an it is according to my doctor from my meds i am a diabetic an I also have neuropathy which is all the nerves in my legs are dying I still go hiking even if I have to use a cane an make sure i walk everynight an to make my heatlh problems worse i was run over by a forklift 25 years ago that mess up my spine an left me in a wheelchair for a bit an yes I am a proud American an I can tell you now me being 20 pounds overweight is not by choice an being diabetic i watch what i eat an my grandmother from france had diabetes also was also about 20 pounds over weighht an she also watch what she ate to
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
9 Aug 11
here's a good one on you tube you should see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVjbo8dW9c8
• Malaysia
9 Aug 11
So something is wrong with the body functioning. I wouldn't want to be something wrong with my body. I hope you can lose 20 pounds and get healthier.
• Malaysia
9 Aug 11
enola, this video suits me better. Kinda explaining my past. I liked it.
@petersum (4525)
• United States
9 Aug 11
Watching youtube can be great fun. Your observation is quite correct. May I add that many people have very strange shapes as well, particularly the women. I wonder what kind of chairs they have in their homes and if they are custom made. I am overweight myself, but it seems by American standards, I would be considered normal.
• Malaysia
9 Aug 11
Yes for American is different to Asian. We are small built and we eat more vegetables. But even if you are in America, you can also eat healthily.
@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
9 Aug 11
One important thing to note about eating healthy in America is that it can be expensive. Those who are able to grow their own produce may find it to be more affordable, but for those who live in less than prime growing conditions or in living situations such as apartment complexes, it's not very possible to grow your own beyond a single plant or two. Here's a good example. A box of cheap cookies is about $1-$2 and can make snacks for several days, and are often somewhat filling. 3 apples costs about $1.50 and aren't as filling as they are mostly water, so often times, a single apple alone won't due. Fat free and low calorie foods are rather pricey here, as are low fat cut meats. It's very inexpensive to grow your own melon produce here, but to purchase it at market for a single watermelon can be almost $4-$6. Not saying that it's impossible, but for lower income people it's not very affordable.
• Malaysia
10 Aug 11
Ooh I see.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
13 Aug 11
While I am overweight, I don't view myself to be obese because my weight has never kept me from being able to do something that I wanted to do. I know that part of the fact that I'm overweight is related to genetics, but part of it is also due to my own eating habits, though I eat plenty of healthy things, I don't eat the way that I should. What I view to be the biggest problem with obesity these days, however is that people simply don't want to get up and be active. It really is amazing the difference that a little walk makes.
@Fishmomma (11476)
• United States
12 Aug 11
I don't see a lot of overweight people in my area of Southern California. We have a year round growing season. I can grow fruit and vegetables in large garden pots. Also there are places for seniors to grow produce, if you are low income in this area.