In the U.S. we are obsessed with food!
I know people who think about what they're going to be eating for lunch first thing in the morning!
Every fast food restaurant offers free refills on soda which is loaded with sugar and calories. Even the diet sodas are said to cause cancer.
And what is up with these snack making companies?
Ruffles feels the need to put the label "Party Size" or "Family Size" on large bags of chips. Are they afraid if they don't some fool will sit on the sofa and eat the whole bag? LOL!
I've even noticed on some candy as well. Skittles has bags of candy with the label "Share Size". Do they really have to spell it out for us?
Americans love "all you eat" champagne brunches and restaurants like Golden Corral. In fact most people will complain about not getting enough food for their dollar than the actual taste of the food.
We are a sedentary nation for the most part. When I was Europe I saw lot of people walking and riding bicycles.
Each generation is less physically active than the previous generation. When I was a kid couldn't wait to go outside to play!
Today a lot of kids are content with staying in their rooms, listening to music on their iPod, texting friends on iPhones, watching TV or playing video games.
When it comes to dinner many families don't eat together unless it's a major holiday. Countless times many dinners consists of pizza, burgers, or fried chicken, French fries from a fast food establishment along with large containers of soda or bottled/can beer.
Whenever some woman has a baby, bounces back into shape, and tweets a sexy photo she is accused of "fat shaming" other women!
The slogan "Real Women Have Curves" unintentionally is a slam against women who wear less than a size 14 dress.
Just recently there was an article calling a "Dad Bod" (a man with a potbelly) sexy! It sounds like we're throwing in the towel!
However the reality is Americans spend over $60 Billion per year on gym memberships, weight loss supplements, and prepared diet foods such as Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, and Nutrisystem. That does not include the 200,000 gastric bypass surgeries performed annually! Some who have the surgery have found ways to gain back their weight!