Why are people overweight.? Why are 66% of Americans overweight? Why are our "poor" overweight? Why are our elderly overweight? Why are close to 33% of Americans "obese?"
Its not because they each gave birth to 10 babies, and its not genetics.
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Its because they eat too much food.
Food in America is plentiful, inexpensive, and everywhere (they didn't always sell it in gas stations and pharmacies you know). And - most of it is not even food! Its made in a factory, and made to look like food, but read the ingredients, if you can't pronounce it - DON'T EAT IT!
But Race, my grocery bill is huge, and a gallon of milk is $4! Yes, but that's because you buy too much food, and drink too much milk. And in our whacked society, to buy 'fresh' food without packaging, without all the sugar and additives...costs more.
I'm not saying that you shouldn't be overweight - that is your choice. I'm saying you shouldn't wonder why.