It's hard to bite into our negative calories sandwich while our colleagues at the next table are eating their Big Mac lavishly. No matter how strong our will power is, it's very hard to stay on the diet track if our surrounding displays the so called "fat eating".
It's handy to know which city is the worst place to lose weight in USA. And as a parameter of "worst place" I use the amount of fast food chains and the amount of fast food eaten by its inhabitants. Without further ado, here are the top three worst cities to lose weight in USA:
According to this source, Greenville in North Carolina is one of the cities which inhabitants treat fast food as life support. However in my opinion Greenville has the honor to be third worst city to lose weight in USA. Last year, 59$ of Greenville's fast food lover visited the fast food restaurants at least 12 times in a month. That equates to at least 3 times of fast food gobbling a week!
Oklahoma City has the honor to be the second worst cities to lose weight in my opinion. According to Self magazine via about.com, Oklahoma is amongst the most unhealthiest cities in USA. Number of fast food chains, gym memberships and health care were the reasons why Self magazine gave that verdict.
According to CNN Money, 55% of Oklahoma City fast food fans also dine out in fast food chains at least 12 times in a month. Although this number is fewer than Greenville, but Oklahoma City entered the top ten list of the fast food loving cities for three times in 10 years. While in average, the inhabitants of Oklahoma City visit fast food joints for 21 times in a month. That's almost everyday!
Although both Oklahoma City and Greenville have already showed staggering amount of fast food addictions, the worst city to lose weight in my opinion is Dublin, California. According to Sprawl Magazine, Dublin has the most fast food restaurants in a mile compared to the rest of the cities. In that 32 km² city (Singapore in comparison has 704 km² area), you can literally walk past KFC, Wendy's, McDonalds, and Carl's Junior in 10 seconds. And just after the next corner you will meet Taco Bell and Burger King with their flashy banners.
And if you think Oklahoma City citizen who visit fast food joints 21 times in a month are considered fast food addicts, see how Dublin citizen can't live without fast food. Many of Dublin High's students find that without fast food, Dublin is as good as dead as there's nothing to do in the city except eating.
Fast food industries have also provided support for many of Dublin youth as many of them are working in fast food joints. This indicates a close relationship between fast food and the citizen there thus making it the hardest city to lose weight in USA. Chance is I will resort to fast food more often than I would normally do due to the easiness of grabbing fast food in Dublin. And there's no chance that they will disclose the exact calorie for each fast food dish. Although I practice the fast food 101, I doubt I will lose weight if I stay there for long time. And if I don't have nothing to do there, I will obviously watch the television which is a bad companion to diet.
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