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Date: 01/17/10 08:03 AM

75 Responses to Fatness Index Chart: Canada Vs. United States

  1. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    January 16, 2010 at 10:09 am
    Link: Fatness Index Chart: Canada Vs. United States - Uh-oh...
  2. Profile photo of Charizzo
    Charizzo Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 8:08 am
    United States is fat. What`s new?
  3. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 8:20 am
    what is wrong with america, i mean even alaska is full of fatties. i would have thought they would be similar to canada, but know, fatties everywhere in america and that is sad.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    January 17, 2010 at 8:28 am
    nicely outdated
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 8:33 am
    "fatness based on BMI"

    yeah, you can ignore this chart. BMI is no way to determine obesity, let alone any kind of body fat.

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    leesah Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 8:36 am
    Cobra, if you use logic, you`d understand why people in Alaska are a bit heavier in terms of BMI. The climate is much colder up there and, like every other mammal of cold climates, people with extra fat stay warmer.

    I can`t think of any good excuses for the lower states though, I blame lack of self-control.

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    akabane Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 8:42 am
    YAY! Maryland is 25% fatty, and i am one of them :)
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    Smileyguy1 Male 30-39
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    January 17, 2010 at 8:47 am
    I suppose we Canadians are partially to blame as we have sent our Southern Neighbours our own weapon of BODY MASS DESTRUCTION - Poutine...all the rage in New York City apparently.
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    tkpb9381 Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 8:49 am
    Haha Arizona isn`t too bad:)
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    pomunium Female 13-17
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    January 17, 2010 at 8:50 am
    mmkay. America is fat, we get it. This isn`t news to us.
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    repression Female 13-17
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    January 17, 2010 at 8:51 am
    No matter what anyone on here is going to say, you can`t deny that America is notorious for being disgustingly unhealthy.
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    srgkoala Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 8:52 am
    BMI can be a very good indicator as long as you use electric currents.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    January 17, 2010 at 8:52 am
    Yawn! I don`t care. I like my chocolate, and hate my workout.
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    srgkoala Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 8:55 am
    oh and lol at the maritimes for being our fattest provinces
  15. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 8:55 am
    leesah, the point i was trying to make with alaska is that even though it is seperate from the continental united states, it too is obese. which is weird because the canadian provinces around it are all much less in the fatty category.
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    srgkoala Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 8:55 am
    BMI can be a very good indicator as long as you use electric currents.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 8:57 am
    Pwned! yeaah!

    *herm*

    but yes, we already knew this. Its not news.

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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    January 17, 2010 at 8:59 am
    It`s because we have food, lots and lots of food, and it`s cheap. If you were to dump lots of cheap food anywhere in the world, the population would become fat.
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    pdjr Male 40-49
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    January 17, 2010 at 9:03 am
    you fat!! get over it??? can`t get over it??? that`s cos u too fat to climb..........
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 9:04 am
    Little know secret: We`re hungry not for stomach content, but for nutrition.
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    admisaok Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 9:06 am
    the south has the best tasting food, so no surprise we are fat
  22. Profile photo of srgkoala
    srgkoala Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 9:11 am
    and why is it the best tasting? because its 50% lard
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    eggsnham Male 13-17
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    January 17, 2010 at 9:16 am
    Cue the European anti-American ranting.
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    Kane132 Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 9:24 am
    Ok I`ll start.

    Only in America......can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance

    It`s funny cause it`s true. Go for a run u gluttonous fatties

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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    January 17, 2010 at 9:24 am
    This is because Canadian food is crap.
  26. Profile photo of neosophist
    neosophist Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 9:32 am
    @all europeans doing america bashing: finish a world war without our help, police germany, take care of the french (were sick of bailing them out ww1,ww2, vietnam) and please get better dentists. and balls. and better beer. and balls. thanks. (last europeans i respected: charles de gaulle, tony blair, napolean bonaparte, and technically putin and medvedev)
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    Slmmhmmr161 Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 9:35 am
    Never going to Mississippi.

    Can`t stand fat people.

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    jackyface Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 9:35 am
    Yeah.. our food is better.

    Plus we do meals all wrong.

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    neosophist Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 9:44 am
    BMI is a horrible way to measure to anything. Look at schwarzenegger when he was younger, technically morbidly obese and european. just saying. any heavy lifter, most marines and spec ops guys are morbidly obese, tell that to their faces and see what happens. BMI should be gone and a better system put in place. drating ignorant ass europeans bitching about BMI shows proof.
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    yudontn0me Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 9:52 am
    its okay. canada doesnt really exist anyways
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 9:56 am
    If I lived in Nunavut, the Yukon or Alaska I`d WANT to have a considerable layer of insulation around my person. *shivers*
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    deefate Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 10:12 am
    3oh!3 ftw
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    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 10:13 am
    I don`t care how fat my country is compared to others! The fact still remains...I`m nowhere near fat and there are a plethora of ridiculously hott women available!
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    Max_Normal Male 30-39
    501 posts
    January 17, 2010 at 10:25 am
    "eggsnham: Cue the European anti-American ranting"

    I guess this would be one of those American "pre-emptive strikes".

    Besides, Canadians are Americans and we like them.....

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    Max_Normal Male 30-39
    501 posts
    January 17, 2010 at 10:37 am
    You can shove your "better tasting food" arguments, The French, Thai, Indians and Italians all have far, far better food and far, far less fatties.
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    theshark350 Male 18-29
    429 posts
    January 17, 2010 at 10:43 am
    look at that there bible belt. lol
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    elphienotfae Female 13-17
    158 posts
    January 17, 2010 at 10:43 am
    yeah the u.s is full of fatties we all know. get over it people! stop flamin`!
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    bumbleBB Female 18-29
    1113 posts
    January 17, 2010 at 10:50 am
    Canadians ARE NOT AMERICANS.....North Americans maybe, but NOT Americans. Just have to have a little pride in my Canadian identity.
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    nivo111 Male 30-39
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    January 17, 2010 at 10:58 am
    @yudontn0me You are such a dick.
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    Chibi_Ichigo Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 11:03 am
    I agree with BumbleBB, we Canadians are not Americans. And I must admit I laughed when I saw that Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories and Nunavut weren`t doing well...
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 11:04 am
    BMI is a horrible way to measure to anything. Look at schwarzenegger when he was younger, technically morbidly obese and european. just saying. any heavy lifter, most marines and spec ops guys are morbidly obese, tell that to their faces and see what happens. BMI should be gone and a better system put in place. drating ignorant ass europeans bitching about BMI shows proof.

    Exactly. BMI is sh*t.

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    TicaVerde Female 18-29
    143 posts
    January 17, 2010 at 11:27 am
    I am from the U.S. but i`m going to school in vancouver, and I just have to say...I actually see more fat people in B.C. Although I am from a lean state.
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    fabarati Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 11:33 am
    @neosophist: Excuse me? Better beer? I wouldn`t call the piss sold there for beer. The big brand ones, anyway.

    I`ll freely admit that there are probably loads of micro-breweries that make very good beer, but that goes doubly here in Europe.

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    Bard Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 11:39 am
    True, BMI is a pooty measurement system, but do you think you`re suffering from an over abundance of fat people, or super buff body builders?
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    iplaymusic Male 18-29
    292 posts
    January 17, 2010 at 11:41 am
    "True, BMI is a pooty measurement system, but do you think you`re suffering from an over abundance of fat people, or super buff body builders?"
    They don`t take into consideration that muscle weighs more than fat.
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    SebastianLam Male 13-17
    730 posts
    January 17, 2010 at 11:43 am
    Yes BMI is sh*tty way to measure obesity.
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    Elriuhilu Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 11:54 am
    BMI is a bad way to measure if someone is overweight but that fact should not be used as defense for gross fat people. Fat is fat no matter how you measure it.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 17, 2010 at 12:35 pm
    Wow look at the pretty colours!
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    Molehouse Male 13-17
    303 posts
    January 17, 2010 at 12:37 pm
    Well duh.

    This came as no shock.

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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    January 17, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    yay calli isnt the fattest. just a bit plump.
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    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 1:00 pm
    Flame on!
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    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 1:10 pm
    This surprises me, I would think the Canadians need the fat to stay warm during those isolating and freezing winters
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    Caker Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 2:43 pm
    i`m surprised bc got first i` m originally from bc and i remember quite a few fatties and i would kind of like to know how they get this info do they just run around weighing people? i cant remember statistics canada ever asking me how much i weigh....
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    Smileyguy1 Male 30-39
    124 posts
    January 17, 2010 at 2:48 pm
    yudontn0me

    I suppose you couldn`t find your way off your sister if you tried. Dumbass.

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    Loxen Female 30-39
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    January 17, 2010 at 4:11 pm
    I just realized... I need to move to one of these "extreme fat" states. I`ll have the exclusive on all the cute small size clothes! O_O
    I am genius.
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    krisley Male 18-29
    525 posts
    January 17, 2010 at 4:22 pm
    WOOHOO!!! CO For the win!!!! I always thought when I travelled to other states that people seemed a little bigger..
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    Boadicea Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 5:05 pm
    I don`t know man, I see a lot of fat people wandering around on any average day. And I mean a LOT. I don`t recall ever telling any Canadian statistics thing my weight.
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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 6:10 pm
    ya, boadicia. i agree. there are overweight people here in canada- i myself have a few to lose- but nothing like in the states.

    once i went there on vacation,. i was so self conscious of wearing my bathing suit. once i was in anaheim, however, i was the skinniest person there. here im like one of the fattest.

    and the portion sizes of food at resteraunts are out of control!! a meal is enough for 3 people!

    caker- i think they go by the doctors office weigh ins, or go by a couple hundred people who volunteer for a study.im in bc. there are a lot of asian and east indian people here, who are generally slimmer. plus here on the west coast, its warmer, we excercise more ( have lots of hiking and stuff) and eat a healthier diet in general ( salmon, etc)

    woah. guess i had a lot to say on this matter. lol

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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 6:13 pm
    oh, one more thing! you burn waaay more calories when your cold...
    lol :-)
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    slayer50515 Male 18-29
    988 posts
    January 17, 2010 at 6:22 pm
    "I just realized... I need to move to one of these "extreme fat" states. I`ll have the exclusive on all the cute small size clothes! O_O
    I am genius."
    Wrong. That would be true for a short period of time, but since the data would suggest they have much fattier foods, you would end up gaining weight as well.
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    Bluedot34 Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 6:34 pm
    I`m down in 22% - 24% states

    I`m actually around 25 -26 %

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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    January 17, 2010 at 6:59 pm
    Canada - Fewer fat people, better health care, better beer, mellower pot-smoking laws... anything NOT to like about Canada?
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    Skreshavik Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 6:59 pm
    LOL!
    My state is the leanest of them all XD
    Then again, us mountain folk have to hunt our food! Why, we even shake hands with Bigfoot. Not like you Texans and your bagel shops.
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    Boadicea Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 7:09 pm
    "Canada - Fewer fat people, better health care, better beer, mellower pot-smoking laws... anything NOT to like about Canada?"

    The soul-killing cold my friend, the cold.

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    davymid Male 30-39
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    January 17, 2010 at 7:18 pm
    I can vouch for that, Boadicea. I emigrated to your fine country on wednesday this week, and it`s -10 outside, -20 with the wind chill. What the f*ck have I gotten myself into?
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    bakedBEAR Male 13-17
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    January 17, 2010 at 7:50 pm
    COLORADO! COLORADO!
    Get with the program lardasses.
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    icecream2269 Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 8:21 pm
    haha yayy canada. :)
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    nirvana_kid Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 8:37 pm
    I knew I saw this somewhere before.
    http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm...
    Although, this one has Canada too!
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    NYDMT Male 13-17
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    January 17, 2010 at 9:21 pm
    canada is a piece of poo
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    January 17, 2010 at 10:10 pm
    I guess shivering is a great way to keep the pounds off.
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    FearTheMoo Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2010 at 11:25 pm
    Further proof that B.C. is the greatest part of Canada.

    Honestly, though, I have no idea why this is. I always assumed that American health statistics applied to us as well, as our diet is pretty much the same as theirs (the amount of fast food resturants around here prove that). I suppose it could be because of a high amount of nature preservation (including hiking trails) that promote a healthier lifestyle, and near Vancouver we don`t get nearly as much snow as other parts of Canada (especially the territories), which means going out for a stroll or to go jogging may be more common.

    Or it could be something in the Tim Hortons coffee.

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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2010 at 12:13 am
    "BMI is a bad way to measure if someone is overweight but that fact should not be used as defense for gross fat people. Fat is fat no matter how you measure it."

    exactly. I`m 210lb 5`10"
    I`m not a body building type, I just have really broad shoulders, large legs (soccer player). float test 14% body fat

    BMI index - overweight pushing obese

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    DavidXJ Male 30-39
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    January 18, 2010 at 8:04 am
    The Canadian government spikes Tim Horton`s coffee with a diet drug... mmmmm.... Tim Horton`s.
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    Dagaz20 Female 18-29
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    October 7, 2010 at 9:12 am
    New Brunswick is the fattest province and the only place that says "arse-hole" haha

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