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    That in developing countries, you can only be obese if you have money. Yet, if you live in a developed country, you're more likely to be obese if you're poor.

    I completely understand why. In the developed world, you're able to afford better food, as well as gym memberships etc. if you have money. But obviously when you're poor, you cannot afford much good food, plus can't afford to use the gym. Yet in the developing world, you're very unlikely to be able to afford enough food to even get fat!

    Does anyone else find this really ironic? How in the past, being fat was almost seen as a status symbol of your wealth, but today, it is pretty much the opposite!

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    That in developing countries, you can only be obese if you have money. Yet, if you live in a developed country, you're more likely to be obese if you're poor.

    I completely understand why. In the developed world, you're able to afford better food, as well as gym memberships etc. if you have money. But obviously when you're poor, you cannot afford much good food, plus can't afford to use the gym. Yet in the developing world, you're very unlikely to be able to afford enough food to even get fat!

    Does anyone else find this really ironic? How in the past, being fat was almost seen as a status symbol of your wealth, but today, it is pretty much the opposite!

    No trolling please
    And so was skin colour - in the past, dark skin was evidence of hard labour out in the fields, while paler skin meant you lead a luxurious life.

    Now being tanned means you have enough free time and money to tan, go on a holiday, or fake tan, instead of working in the office 24/7.
 
 
 
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