Susanne Eman wants the definition of beauty to expand.
Eman, weighing in at around 727 pounds, wants one day to be the fattest woman in the world, beating the current record of 1,600 pounds. To reach her goal, Eman is consuming over 20,000 calories per day.
Although the obese woman consumes an absurd amount of calories and has to use a motorized scooter in the grocery store, she insists she is perfectly healthy.
“I go for a waddle and do stretches and exercises every day. My muscles need to hold up to my weight, so I have to stay strong,” Eman told the Daily Mail. “I take my blood pressure once a week, and every day, after I exercise, I take readings of my other vitals. I use a pulse oximeter to measure the concentration of oxygen in my blood stream.”
If any of Eman’s readings were abnormal she would call her doctor immediately, she said. She truly believes that what she’s doing is healthy, but has arranged for her sister to take care of her two sons, Brendin and Gabriel, if anything were to happen.
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Several studies have been published over the years about the epidemic of obesity taking over America. One study stated that the percent of overweight people jumped nearly ten percent from the 80s to the 90s. Experts from similar studies state that America’s overweight population (ages 15 and up) is currently at 65 percent, while 31 percent is obese. These are scary facts and we as a nation we need to do something about this epidemic. It’s predicted that by 2015, 85 percent of America will be overweight. According to Forbes.com, America is currently ranked the ninth overweight nation in the world.
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According to the CDC in a report published yesterday, the obesity stats in the U.S. just continue to rise. The newest data shows that 25.6% of Americans can be categorized as obese. Obesity is when an individual’s BMI is greater than 30 (derived from your height and weight).
The CDC said that this percentage is probably a little conservative- considering people tend to say they are taller and weigh less than they actually do. The rate at which more people are being classified as obese is quite astonishing. Those numbers are 5.8% since 2000 and 10.3% since 1995.
See this story about which states have the highest and lowest obese populations.