The great American pastime? If we're being honest, it's gaining weight. Other countries may love eating as much as we do, but few embrace excess with American-level moxie, and the stats are there to prove it.
But we come not to shame America for its waistline, but to celebrate it, taking all 50 states and pondering one simple question: "How much fun is it to get fat there?" This isn't just a celebration of which states have the best eating, though that's certainly a part of the equation. Everything matters -- the weather, the culture... basically the extent to which you can completely lose yourself in the pursuit of gluttony, as is your right!
So enjoy, America, and keep eating!
The grilled chicken and steamed vegetables of states.
There's so much steak! Problem is, you had to slaughter the cow yourself, and that kind of activity really keeps pounds off.
48. North Dakota
On the plus side, there's no guilt in hibernating all winter. On the negative side, there's no pizza guy within 47 miles.
47. South Dakota
Nothing kills a good ole frybread and chislic binge like knowing Lincoln and Jefferson are judging your gluttony from on high. Even if Roosevelt's cool with it.