Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Fat Brazilians?


Fat Brazilians? Research shows that the number of Brazilians suffering from obesity is growing.
And the trend toward the fuller figure is most prevalent among women.
Brazil is known as home of the perfect beach body - but in reality, 48% of the population is overweight and 16% obese.

7 comments:

  1. As an American who travelled in many European and South American countries, I must confess that Brazilian standards for fitness and beauty are the strictest I've found anywhere. Brazilian people wake up for a 30 minutes morning exercise before going to work, work surprinsingly hard for the salary they get, and go home to do an evening session of sports or aerobics. Weekends are usually full of activities. All this leads to incredibly beautiful bodies - both women and men. What they call fat we call regular, what they call obese we call fat, and what we call obese they call monstrous. Overall, they are MUCH MORE fit then we are, hands down. I could not see a single obese person by our standards.

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  2. I live in a town with a lot of Brazilian immigrants and they are not fat. But if you ever see what they eat... it sure isn't what we eat. They even have set up their own supermarkets and some local supermarkets have sections for them. Those sections do not include bread. Mostly Goya beans / rice protein... oils... it is a very different world. I never see them getting ice cream or snacks if they go to the movies.

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  3. They may suffer from obesity, but they still have some of the most beautiful women in the world. Plus, they are so pro-plastic surgery. They can do a little nip-tuck to fix their issues. Kind of sad, huh? I will NEVER go under the knife. Too much risk involved.

    -Barb

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  4. Sometimes it's good to put things in perspective. Anyone can become obese. It does not discriminate on your race, gender, country of origin or anything else.

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  5. I believe it. I've also read that Australia and India both have issues with obesity as well, even though many people thing both countries are known for being slim.

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  6. Every country can have people who are obese when junk food is sold. Junk food outlets are opening in the most unlikely of places around the world and contributing to poor health as a result.

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  7. I don't see any fat Brazilians while watching Olympics.

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