I'm afraid I have to agree with you Embee it is very sad. I've watched so many people male and female struggling just to walk and I have to be honest and say that people in general certainly do seem fatter here. I'm not perfect either and have put weight on as I've aged but not to that extent. Actually it could be my imagination but I think I've noticed that food tastes sweeter here? The portions given at restaurants are definitely a lot more generous than we're used to. It's also a lot cheaper to eat out. Obviously we haven't done a regular type shop but just wandering around supermarkets I would also say that's cheaper too.