Discussion on a list I am on is currently about being fat. One participant thinks it's because we eat too much. I chimed in that we dont' move enough or do manual exercise and the food we have available to us in available in abundance. Another person said it's not that easy, it could be geography or genetics or any number of factors.
I think we are fat in America because it's easier.
Easier to eat what's available instead of picking the right foods.
Easier not to exercise.
Easier to let some machine do things for you.
Basically we are fat because that's what we chose to be.