Food & Drink

Here are the fattest states in America for 2014

Every year, Americans eat tons upon tons of bacon, cheeseburgers, and burritos (which could probably be made more efficient by just combining them all into bacon-weave cheeseburger burritos, DUH), but some states distinguished themselves in 2014 by eating just a little bit more than the others. Those states are really pulling their weight (which is considerable, apparently).

USA TODAY just released stats revealing the top three fattest states in the country: 1) Mississippi, 2) Arkansas, and 3) Louisiana, as well as data which shows that America is, on average, still getting fatter (the obesity rate is up from 27.6% to 29.4%). The thinnest states? 1) Hawaii, 2) Vermont, and 3) Massachusetts. And that's despite the fact that Hawaii's got sumo wrestlers.

Adam Lapetina is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and lost a couple of pounds for New York this year. Sorry. Read his musings at @adamlapetina.