Why Americans are fat

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

All you can eat

I hear much talk about the obesity problem in the US and what can be done about it. If nothing else, the reasons are obvious:

  1. Huge food portions
  2. Driving everywhere

We’ve done what we can to work around the first problem. We’ll buy a single sub between two or three of us, for example, and only have one course for dinner. The latter is so much more difficult to deal with. Mum and I tried to hop from a mall to the Borders next door on foot, and nearly died in the attempt. Driving in Fort Lauderdale is a real pleasure, and I’ll write more about that later, but the same superb road design that makes it fun makes walking all but impossible.

25 lengths of the pool a day for me, minimum.

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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.