1. In Europe, less temptation of junk food means more motivation to work out, too.
Motivation can come from having the access to being healthy. If people see that there are no other options available to them, then they’re not likely to try and be healthy with their diet. So although there are some European countries that eat just as poorly as the American diet, they have better access to being healthy. There is more accessibility to walking around as well as to cooking meals at home. That’s because they have the options available to them with how small some of the European countries are.
According to boyscanbecute: “It’s just more natural to be more active here in Europe, and they’re just isn’t really as much binging on junk food. People DO eat out, of course, and binge sometimes. My point isn’t that the people are like…. super motivated about their weight or watching it, but just that the lifestyle itself here naturally allows people to be more healthy. Also, what I see is what the European people cook for themselves at home, in university.”
Boiling down a country’s diet to just one thing can be a difficult thing to do, and that doesn’t automatically mean that it’s bad just because people in that country tend to be more obese. There are plenty of factors that come into play as to why people choose certain foods and why they don’t take better care of their bodies. Eating habits and food choices are a tricky thing to pin down without taking other external factors into account as well, so the quintessential “American Diet” isn’t something that’s easy to figure out.