. that's almost 5.5 million. many people are gaining weight because they are changing their style of living, they cant do what they use to do for example go the gym, eat healthy 24/7, many many people are turning to McDonalds and other fast food since they provide dollar menus and what not also since many people have been laid off, the ones who still have jobs are asked to pick up the slack and do extra work, so there's not much energy or time to exercise, even for those who can afford it.
tell me has the recession; changed your style of living? has saving money affected your waistline??