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Oklahoma City Mayor Puts Entire City on Diet

This Oklahoma City Is Going on a Diet

Did you know that Oklahoma has an official state meal? Yup, an official state meal and it consists of cornbread, sausage and gravy, chicken fried steak and pecan pie.

With an official meal like that it's no surprise that Oklahoma City ranked 15th in a 2007 survey of America's fattest cities. Wanting to lose the title as one of the fattest cities in American, mayor Mick Cornett has decided to put the city on a diet and challenged residents to lose one million pounds. Residents can visit This City is Going On a Diet to sign up and track their weight loss. If you live in Oklahoma City, it's also a great resource so be sure to check it out.

Seems like a great way to get people to band together for their health, though I'll be curious to see how successful it is in the end. This is not the first time we've seen a mayor get involved in his city's health, but would you go on a diet proposed by your city's mayor?

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MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 8 years
Most of the restaurants are unhealthy here. I have to entirely AVOID eating out to keep on a healthy track. Also, most of the restaurants are meat-centric. Red meat at that. I'm a vegetarian. We do have plenty of smoothie places, Tutta. :) There's a Jamba Juice right up the road from me.
Tutta Tutta 8 years
My boyfriend's mother lives in OKC and we noticed when we were there for the holidays the lack of "healthy" places. There wasn't a smoothie place ANYWHERE! I'm going to have to send her this info since her New Year's resolution was to get healthier.
marygrace marygrace 8 years
i think its great. since its not mandatory or anything, i think its a cool way to motivate people. i hope the mayor is in good shape or otherwise is dieting with his city, though!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Wow this is great!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Wow this is great!
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