We thought we had it all figured out when it comes to what makes us fat. Cheeseburgers, fries, pizza, candy, soft drinks – all the good stuff, right?
A new study published in Obesity Science & Practice claims that candy, fast food and soda are not primarily responsible for making Americans fat.
Researchers conducted a study on a sample of adults in the U.S. and found that the consumption of fast food is not linked to the Body Mass Index (BMI) for 95 percent of the population.
Apparently people who are overweight eat the same amount of fast food as people who are average weight. So it was concluded that most weight problems are not caused by eating too much junk food alone.
But before you off on a fast-food binge, the researchers suggest you look at your overall diet and physical activity level if you want to lose weight.