Editors' pick: Originally published Dec. 6.
The holidays are a time for weight gain.
It's unpleasant, but true. Among all the parties, egg nog and endless family dinners, most of are going to put on at least a few pounds over the next few weeks. Worse yet? Studies say that weight will usually never come off.
The good news is, we're all in outstanding company. Americans as a whole… well, we're a hefty bunch. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control, more than 75% of Americans qualify as overweight or outright obese. There are a lot of contributing factors, from our poor diet and sleeping habits to increasingly sedentary work lives over the past several decades. (Or did none of us think that spending ten hours per day on Facebook would have consequences?)
This raises many questions, but one most importantly of all: We all may be fat, but who's the fattest? It is obviously a burning issue, and happily Wallethub has the answer. Read on to see which of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. could most stand to put down the ham this Christmas.