Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Why Are Southerners So Fat?
Time ^ | 7/9/2009 | Claire Suddath

Posted on 07/09/2009 9:07:36 AM PDT by freed0misntfree

People from Mississippi are fat. With an adult obesity rate of 33%, Mississippi gobbled its way to the "chubbiest state" crown for the fifth year in a row, according to a new joint report by Trust For America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Alabama, West Virginia, and Tennessee aren't far behind, with obesity rates over 30%. In fact, eight out of the 10 fattest states are in the South. The region famous for its biscuits, barbecue and pecan pies has been struggling with its weight for years — but then again, so has the rest of the country. Wisconsin loves cheese, New Yorkers scarf pizza, and New Englanders have been known to enjoy a crab cake or two. So why is the South so portly?

(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: dixie; fatties; food; ghettovalues; illegalaliens; obesity; poverty; soulfood; south
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-200 ... 301-321 next last
The South will rise again! ....after they lose 200 pounds.
1 posted on 07/09/2009 9:07:36 AM PDT by freed0misntfree
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: freed0misntfree

now THAT was funny!


2 posted on 07/09/2009 9:08:31 AM PDT by a real Sheila (Tired of MJ's coverage? You ain't seen nothing yet!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: freed0misntfree

What? Because of Ribs, Fried Chicken and Mac& Cheese????? Naaaawwww


3 posted on 07/09/2009 9:08:37 AM PDT by roaddog727 (Built Ford tough not Obama weak.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: roaddog727

D’ont forget the sweet tea.


4 posted on 07/09/2009 9:09:34 AM PDT by rsobin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: freed0misntfree

Why are Northerners so fat?

Dukin Dounts.


5 posted on 07/09/2009 9:09:43 AM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publici scholae)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: freed0misntfree

It’s to make up for all of the fat-headed Northerner, especially the ones with BIG FAT A@@es.


6 posted on 07/09/2009 9:09:44 AM PDT by A. Morgan (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. Lawrence)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: freed0misntfree
Time attempting to make fun of the Southern states again....how qaint.
7 posted on 07/09/2009 9:09:51 AM PDT by cranked
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: freed0misntfree

The South will rise again! ....after they finish that 12 pk of Bud.
Oops. I mean Bud LIGHT.

:-)


8 posted on 07/09/2009 9:10:00 AM PDT by a real Sheila (Tired of MJ's coverage? You ain't seen nothing yet!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rsobin

Doh! And Krispy Kreams!


9 posted on 07/09/2009 9:10:29 AM PDT by roaddog727 (Built Ford tough not Obama weak.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: freed0misntfree

Why are Northerers so rude?


10 posted on 07/09/2009 9:10:48 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: freed0misntfree

in addition to what they eat, they probably drive everywhere...


11 posted on 07/09/2009 9:10:54 AM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: freed0misntfree
Oh yeah! Oh yeah! We're number one at somthing!!!....Excuse me while I finish my peanut butter and banana sandwich.
12 posted on 07/09/2009 9:11:13 AM PDT by Malichi (!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: freed0misntfree

Southern food is vastly better + it’s hot & humid outside.


13 posted on 07/09/2009 9:12:16 AM PDT by Sloth (The Second Amendment is the ultimate "term limit.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: freed0misntfree
Why Are Southerners So Fat?

Next thing you know Time will be asking: Why are Southerns (and Alaskan Governors) so stupid!

14 posted on 07/09/2009 9:12:47 AM PDT by TRY ONE (NUKE the unborn gay whales!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: freed0misntfree

obooooooooooooooooomashit probably support making americans fat so they cant fight back when he becomes the dictator of america


15 posted on 07/09/2009 9:12:52 AM PDT by j0hng4lt69 (we must save America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Malichi

Can’t spell either. Should be “something”. I know, I know, “Spellchecker is my friend”, thank you.


16 posted on 07/09/2009 9:12:54 AM PDT by Malichi (!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: freed0misntfree

Racial breakdown?


17 posted on 07/09/2009 9:13:36 AM PDT by cycle of discernment
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: latina4dubya
“...they probably drive everywhere...”

Well, yeah, you ever walk from Atlanta to Augusta?

18 posted on 07/09/2009 9:13:44 AM PDT by ryan71 (We're in deep kimchi!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: roaddog727

The best theory I heard blamed it on air conditioning. It used to be that people ate less in the hot months. Now, with a/c, they eat that same southern diet year round.


19 posted on 07/09/2009 9:14:03 AM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: freed0misntfree

That’s becayse Southern cooking is so goood.


20 posted on 07/09/2009 9:14:21 AM PDT by BeerLover NYC
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: freed0misntfree

Gravy ... brown, white, it’s all good ...

on mashed ‘taters ...

probably not the healthiest though ... haha


21 posted on 07/09/2009 9:14:25 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: freed0misntfree

Because the last time the Yankees came through, the skinny ones starved.


22 posted on 07/09/2009 9:15:27 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ryan71
Well, yeah, you ever walk from Atlanta to Augusta?

no, but i walk to my mailbox... i bet aomw drive to their mailboxes... i saw a documentary on some overweight city in the US... mothers were driving their kids to bus stops that were just halfway down the block...

23 posted on 07/09/2009 9:15:46 AM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Sloth

Lived in GA for 24 yrs and gained weight. The cooking is not as pure—has lots of additions like eggs, mayo, sour cream, butter, lard, sauces. Good food—tasty. Hard to go back to baked item, rice and fresh veggies-—healthier though. Lost the weight. Paula Deen exemplifies this southern cooking. Her new hubby is on Jenny Craig!


24 posted on 07/09/2009 9:16:28 AM PDT by Achilles Heel
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: freed0misntfree
Mississippi is not only the fattest state in the nation but also the poorest, with 21% of its residents living below the poverty line according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

What a country ... instead of poverty causing starvation, it causes obesity

25 posted on 07/09/2009 9:16:35 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Clinton was our first black President ... Obama is our first French President.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BeerLover NYC
Southern Motto: If it ain't fried, it ain't food!
26 posted on 07/09/2009 9:16:48 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Hatred has found its host organism in liberals)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: freed0misntfree

Why are Time writers so stoopit?


27 posted on 07/09/2009 9:17:07 AM PDT by petitfour (Are you a Dead Fish American?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: freed0misntfree

For me, it’s one too many Texas-sized Chicken Fried Steaks smothered with white gravy


28 posted on 07/09/2009 9:17:14 AM PDT by Unlikely Hero ("Time is a wonderful teacher; unfortunately, it kills all its pupils." --Berlioz)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle
on mashed ‘taters ... probably not the healthiest though ... haha

not the healthiest to have often, but from time to time--it's worth it... i am finding that just about everything in life is a balance...

29 posted on 07/09/2009 9:17:29 AM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: freed0misntfree

Ya ever been to Wisconsin?


30 posted on 07/09/2009 9:17:41 AM PDT by myself6 (.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: freed0misntfree
The South will rise again! ....after they lose 200 pounds.

Are you saying it's hard to carry out a revolt when your are wheezing from walking up the stairs? :-)

Gimme a good home cooked southern meal, any day of the week. We'll just soldier through the high cholesterol and heart palpitations when the time comes!

31 posted on 07/09/2009 9:17:53 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loud Mime
Southern Motto: If it ain't fried, it ain't food!

i like it! fried food tastes sooo good...

32 posted on 07/09/2009 9:18:14 AM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: freed0misntfree

The South has the best food, and the best cooks.

Now I think I’ll have that second slice of peach pie.


33 posted on 07/09/2009 9:18:24 AM PDT by mojito
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: freed0misntfree

Sounds like Claire at “Time” is a racist. Look at the demographics. It’s obvious.


34 posted on 07/09/2009 9:19:13 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Slings and Arrows
Why are Northerers so rude?

Why are they so rude and arrogant? I find generally friendlier people in the South and Western/Midwestern regions than I have found in the Northeast. Just my personal experience.

35 posted on 07/09/2009 9:19:27 AM PDT by Jagdgewehr (Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Slings and Arrows

What states have the highest incidences of AIDs per capita?


36 posted on 07/09/2009 9:19:53 AM PDT by Mashood
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: freed0misntfree

I see Time magazine is trying to steal readers from the National Enquirer


37 posted on 07/09/2009 9:20:10 AM PDT by kidd (Obama: The triumph of hope over evidence)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: freed0misntfree
...but then again, so has the rest of the country. Wisconsin loves cheese, New Yorkers scarf pizza, and New Englanders have been known to enjoy a crab cake or two.

Uhhhhh...no. Maryland, not New England, is known for crab cakes. New England is known for clam chowder and steamed lobsters. Stupid TIME...go put another picture of Obummer on your cover and just leave the rest of your pages blank.

38 posted on 07/09/2009 9:20:19 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Who ever thought we would long for the days of the Clinton administration...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sloth

Southern food is the best. There is nothing like home grown tomatoes, boiled okra, turnip greens, black eyed peas and cornbread. We love our fried chicken, catfish and chicken fried steak. We invented TEX MEX that Northerners have recently discovered.

What do Northerners eat? Beats me. If y’all come down here I will treat you to a TEXAS green bean (jalepeno pepper).


39 posted on 07/09/2009 9:20:24 AM PDT by lone star annie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: freed0misntfree

I’d like to see the demographic breakdown of the fatties in the south.


40 posted on 07/09/2009 9:20:28 AM PDT by ExpatGator (Extending logic since 1961.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bubba Ho-Tep

It’s hot in Southern California too. And we drive everywhere in air conditioned cars. But body image is everything here. I suspect that when your neighbors are all fat, there’s just less peer pressure to stay thin, so the percentage of fat people keeps going up.


41 posted on 07/09/2009 9:20:41 AM PDT by californianmom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: freed0misntfree

Why are libs from the northeast so stupid?


42 posted on 07/09/2009 9:20:57 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (Forget going Galt. Its time to go Braveheart.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: freed0misntfree
..the South doesn't have many bus stops. Public transportation is paltry, and for most people the best way to get around is by car. .. States like Mississippi and Tennessee also have a surprising lack of sidewalks, discouraging even the most eager pedestrians..— and people who want to bike or jog find themselves uncomfortably close to traffic.

There you go . The problem is not enough income tax distribution to fund infrastructure for the poor rural States! I knew there was a public revenue answer to this sticky problem!! (coinciding with the second stimulus bill--what a coincidence!)

43 posted on 07/09/2009 9:21:45 AM PDT by Nonstatist
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: a real Sheila
On many drug related threads there are those who talk about the imposition drug abuse has on society. I see much more disregard for others and disruption of what should be efficient life by the Hefties.

Compare them to drunks with permission to act out where ever they go. No one is a larger recipient of political correctness than are these waddling cruise ships. Get the heck out of everyone else’s way!


44 posted on 07/09/2009 9:21:56 AM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: freed0misntfree

Because they bread, fry and eat researchers who ask them why they’re so fat.


45 posted on 07/09/2009 9:22:32 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cycle of discernment

Bingo!


46 posted on 07/09/2009 9:22:50 AM PDT by Sioux-san
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: freed0misntfree

Did they adjust the results to account for differences between races when it come to being prone to obesity?


47 posted on 07/09/2009 9:22:52 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cranked
Let ‘em, same with the the FR south haters.

Spread the word!

The South sucks!

Stay where you are, you're better off!

I hope that works, got enough damn yankees down here already, and more coming all the time. They just ain't that smart, they tell everyone the South is a terrible place to live as they load up the Volvo all but trippin’ over themselves moving down here....

48 posted on 07/09/2009 9:23:00 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (Mitt Romney is a more subtle version of Arlen Specter with better hair...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: freed0misntfree

Has this author never BEEN to Ohio?


49 posted on 07/09/2009 9:23:18 AM PDT by Julia H. (Remember when dissent was patriotic?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lone star annie

We invented TEX MEX that Northerners have recently discovered.
___________________________________________________

Nothing to be proud of Tex Mex is not good. Now Sweet Tea, fried chicken, pecan pies......yummy. : )


50 posted on 07/09/2009 9:23:32 AM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-200 ... 301-321 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson