Is this even fair?  November hosts Thanksgiving and the beginning of the Holiday Season with al those delicious treats and desserts.  It’s also National Diabetes Awareness Month.  Like I said – Not Fair!

But Diabetes is no joking matter since we Americans spend nearly $200 billion per year on obesity-related health costs.

Our friends at the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017's Fattest States in America.   Washington comes in at a svelte-like number 37 and Bless Your Heart, I’ll bet y’all can already guess which part of country has the chunkiest states,caintcha?

WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 19 key metrics ranging from % overweight and obese population, sugary-beverage consumption among adolescents and obesity-related health care costs to determine which states contribute the most to America’s overweight and obesity problem

20 Fattest States

1 Mississippi 11 Texas
2 West Virginia 12 Iowa
3 Tennessee 13 Ohio
4 Arkansas 14 Delaware
5 Louisiana 15 Kansas
6 Kentucky 16 North Carolina
7 Alabama 17 Georgia
8 Oklahoma 18 Michigan
9 South Carolina 19 North Dakota
10 Indiana 20 New Mexico

To view the full report and your state or the District’s rank, please visit: