Top 10 Fattest States…And How They Got That Way

10. Michigan

Overweight: 66.8 %

Obese: 31.7%

Staple Food: Pasty

SSBBW Meal finder: B & C Party Pizza. Eat a 7 pound pizza in an hour and get $200.

Famous Fatty: “The Sheik” Ed Farhat

Fat Fact: Battle Creek MI is known as the cereal city as it produces the most cereal in the U.S.

9. Arkansas

Overweight: 67.2%

Obese: 30.9%

Staple Food: Jelly Pie

SSBBW Meal finder: Wimpy’s Burger. Eat 4 pounds of beef, 1 pound of fries and a 24oz shake and win a free shirt.

Famous Fatty: Kevin Williams

Fat Fact: Milk is the official state beverage.

8. South Carolina

Overweight: 67.4%

Obese: 32%

Staple Food: Benne Wafers

SSBBW Meal finder: Thorny’s Steakhouse. An 80 oz Steak.

Famous Fatty: Dizzy Gillespie

Fat Fact:Housed the first tea farm in the U.S.

7. Oklahoma

Overweight: 67.3 %

Obese: 31.3 %

Staple Foods: Fried Okra

SSBBW Meal finder: Route 66 Diner. A 66 oz chicken fried steak.

Famous Fatty: The crying cheerleader

Fat Fact: Okmulgee holds the record for the largest pecan pie.

6. Louisiana

Overweight: 66.4 %

Obese: 31.7 %

Staple Food: Crayfish

SSBBW Meal Deal: The Fat Cat Cafe. A 5 pound sausage.

Famous Fatty: Edward Douglass White

Fat Fact:Produces 98% of the world’s crayfish.

5. Kentucky

Overweight: 67.5 %

Obese: 31.8 %

Staple Food: Fried Chicken

SSBBW Meal Deal: Griff’s Deli. 6 pounds of potatoes, 2 1/2 pounds of chicken, bacon, cheese, onion, tomato, jalapeno, sour cream and butter.

Famous Fatty: Colonel Sanders

Fat Fact: Kaelin’s restaurant in Louisville claims to be the inventor of the cheeseburger.

4. Tennessee

Overweight: 67.8 %

Obese: 31.7%

Staple Food: The Elvis Sandwich ( Peanut butter, bacon and banana)

SSBBW Meal Deal: Sweet P’s BBQ and Soul House. A 5 pound bbq pork burrito with 1/2 pound of mac and cheese and 1/2 pound of banana pudding.

Famous Fatty: Aretha Franklin

Fat Fact: Mountain Dew was invented here.

3. West Virginia

Overweight: 67.9 %

Obese: 32.9 %

Staple Food: The pepperoni roll

SSBBW Meal Deal: The Poky Dot. 4 eggs, ham, bacon, sausage, pancakes, biscuits and sausage gravy, breakfast, potatoes, toast. All served up on a trash can lid.

Famous Fatty: Huntington, West Virginia. Thank you Jamie Oliver.

Fat Fact: The first ever food stamps were issued in West Virginia.

2. Alabama

Overweight: 70%

Obese: 33%

Staple Food: Corn Bread

SSBBW Meal Deal: Saucy Q BBQ. Eat a 2.5 pound pulled pork sandwich with a pound of coleslaw and a pint of BBQ sauce.

Famous Fatty: Charles Barkley

Fat Fact: Home of George Carver Washington who developed more than 100 uses for peanuts.

1. Mississippi

Overweight: 68.8%

Obese: 34.5%

Staple Food: Mud Pie

SSBBW Meal Deal: Over the Top. The pickle vat challenge. Eat 16 scoops of ice cream.

Famous Fatty: Oprah

Fat Fact: The first state to bottle Coca-Cola.


2 responses

  1. Kind of amazing that 1 out of every 3 people in these states is obese! And the National average is 1 in every 4 people is obese! Lots of people just sittin around chewin the fat!

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