The USA is unfortunately regarded as the fattest country in the world, and it’s not just because other countries hate us. It’s not because people just want to talk bad about us as a country. It’s a proven fact that the USA is indeed the fattest country. The United States has the highest obesity rate in the world thanks to most of the public being uninformed about nutrition. The United has the highest daily calorie intake in the world, averaging 3,770 calories per day. This average is well above the healthy intake of calories a man or women should be consuming a day. The USA has fast food restaurants popping up everyday, on every street corner. And this fast food is significantly cheaper than the healthier option and also more convenient. This leads the American people to not really care about what is good or bad for them. The only thing that matters is if it is easier or not. If you want a healthy option, more than likely you will have to spend time cooking that meal at home because at restaurants, portion sizes are significantly larger. Portions at restaurants can be sometimes three times the size of a normal portioned meal and this extremely troubling for the US because the average American family eats out 2-3 times a week. And because of USA’s poor diet, about “117 million people, which is about half of the population, in the US have preventable chronic disease related to poor diet and physical inactivity”(Washington Post). We as Americans need to realize the severity of having poor nutrition before it becomes too late.
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