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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 3 months ago

Spiritually speaking, why are the vast majority of Americans so fat?

WWJD?  Go the gym, or run it off?

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  • 3 months ago
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    Indirectly, universities like Texas A&M.

    Through a lot of research, those Aggies have substantially increased crop production getting more crop per acre at lower price, and that lower price for food has been passed on to the customer.

    Their engineering departments have substantially improved transportation systems, industrial equipment, etc. so that you can get to where you want to go a lot quicker with much less effort than walking, let a forklift do the heavy lifting for you, etc.

    What fuels all this productivity is cheap oil, which their petroleum engineering department has made great strides toward.  It literally is cheaper than buying the same amount of water from the grocery store.

    So with cheap food, cheap transportation and the like (and thus minimal walking, lifting, carrying, etc.) and cheap fuel, we just don't burn the calories like we used to and there are more available that aren't burned.  Proof is the situation where a tribe of Native Americans lives on both sides of the US-Mexican border.  Guess what.  Most all of the Mexican Indians are normal weight whereas their US Indian counterparts are mostly overweight.

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  • 3 months ago

    Philippians 3:19 "their god is their stomach"

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  • 3 months ago

    capitalism on steroids. fatty foods are cheap and easy to make profits 

    also Americans don't walk enough because they stay confined in their metal boxes 

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  • Otto
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    3 months ago

    Because they have no self control  !

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Just like Hobbits, Americans like to be fat. they enjoy their junk food without feeling bad about it afterward. They don't like to be lean because it makes them feel like they're skinny. Some people think fat is sexy.

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Obesity is a real problem in the U.S.

    The vast majority? Meh??

    It just looks like so many people gave up on themselves.

    I feel sorry for them.

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  • 3 months ago

    Poor diet and lazy. That includes me.

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    They are greedy and lazy, that's why.  You can get 85 oz's of "soda" at one go at a 7/11(even though it contains water with heaps of sulphur (hence the rotten egg smell).

    Edit:  WWJD?  Call down twelve legions of angels to jog it all off for him

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  • Mack
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Eat less, you can't outrun a bad diet....

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  • tenn
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    There's something about food in America. One study showed that with no change in eating or exercise habits, a group of US residents gained weight anyway.

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Look at the food options most people have. They could go to a farmers market and pay extra for real food, or they could trudge on down to the Walmart and get stuff they can actually afford. The fact is, food with real ingredients that won't kill you is more expensive in the United States of America. And in some places in Portland, it's illegal to grow your own food in a garden.

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