According to a recent survey from the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief, or Oxfam, Americans have a very eclectic list of favorite foods, and it explains a lot. According to a 2009 story in Time Magazine, Americans eat four times more meat and dairy than the rest of the world.
Colorado is the skinniest state in the union, with an obesity rate just under 20 percent, while the rest of the country fits in somewhere between Colorado and Mississippi, which sits at 34 percent.
The USDA loss adjusted-food availability database, which counts how many calories were produced in the U.S. per day per person in a given year, found that between 1970 and 2008, there has been a 500-calorie uptick. Where are Americans getting all these calories?