5 Reasons Californians Aren't as Fat as the Rest of America

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​So much for bucking stereotypes. It appears that much-loved European canard about overweight Americans is, well... increasingly true. An annual obesity report has found that only one U.S. state -- Colorado -- has an obesity rate under 20 percent. (In 1995, according to the Associated Press, no state had a rate over 20 percent.)

California, it turns out, is relatively skinny -- just under a quarter of our population is obese, making us the 12th least overweight state in the country. What could account for this?

Our best guesses:

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Not obese
1. San Franciscans' scientifically demonstrated sluttiness is improving our heart-health.

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we really dont know the reason behind........GOD knows well

Hormone replacement therapy
Hormone replacement therapy

the reason could be anything behind this......may be the enviornment over here in California stopping us to gain weight.....HEAT

Bt3k8x
Bt3k8x

This article should probably be titled why San Franciscans aren't as fat. L.a. And orange county are probably thinner because of the beach and the high concentration on want to be celebritrities, but riverside is still fat as hell. No one is having sex, they can still get happy meals, and most of them probably don't know who Harold camping is.

arianna
arianna

Los Angeles and Orange counties may be thinner because of the high rate of liposuction....

C4ward2
C4ward2

The ban on happy meals is the only one that makes sense to me.  All the other ones seem to me like a lot of crappy reasons.

Kcanuck
Kcanuck

you think reason #1 is crappy?!

Orh
Orh

come to the valleys of california and i will show you fat and fatter people

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h

Reason #7 : The south's misunderstanding of "the more the merrier."

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h

Reason 7: We actually give a shizit about our health. 

Fred
Fred

Reason number 6, a good portion of the populace can't afford regular meals anymore.

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