Well Doug raises an interesting point, the US does indeed have a weight problem, but the problem isn't just about overeating and not getting enough exercise, it is about people having to work harder and longer for the same money previous generations made in a 40 hour work week. From personal experience, let me tell you how I used to live. I worked two jobs, and if I were lucky would get 3-4 hours of sleep per day. One job paid the bills, the other I just enjoyed doing. Both involved being on my feet for extended periods of time, both re-injured some past injuries several times. When you finally get home, you might have just enough energy to take a shower and melt into bed to start over again in a few hours. Fast food was a major food group because it was just that fast. When a day off came along, shopping, cleaning the house, cutting grass, doing laundry and getting ready for the week took up most of the day. In the few spare hours I actually had to myself, if something cool were going on, I might get into it. I might go to the gym, but then the phone rings and you're off to help mom and dad prune the trees and cut their grass...I think the word fat as a pronoun should be banned. So much is placed in a persons body appearance, that the inner person is never given a chance. You want to stop the weight problem, f**k the grass, laundry and the other happy horse s**t and talk to your kids in those few moments you have, take them out and play catch or to the pool. Also, take back your life from the little Napoleon standing over your shoulder cracking the whip on you!