MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Don’t go for that third plate of food at Thanksgiving.
In order to generate the rankings, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across three key dimensions – obesity and overweight prevalance; health consequences; and food and fitness.
When it came to each state’s top comfort food, Palmetto State residents were quick to indulge in shrimp and grits, which contains 716 calories per serving.
The study also found that S.C. came in fifth place for the highest percent of adults with Type 2 diabetes.
Southern states made up the bulk of the top 10 fattest, with Mississippi coming in at No. 1, followed by West Virginia at No. 2. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Colorado was the thinnest state in the nation, followed by Utah.
The top 10 fattest states in the U.S., according to WalletHub, are:
2. West Virginia
8. South Carolina