The economic situation and the obesity problem in the USA are symptoms of the same thing. A mindset of entitlement.
The Declaration of Independence states "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." (emphasis added by me)
The "Pursuit" of something does not guarantee it's achievement or procurement. Or to put it more simply in country terms, you might have the right to go fishing, that doesn't mean you will always catch fish.
Happiness is NOT a God-given, inalienable right. Nor is happiness the same thing as pleasure. Ask an addict.
If you eat from the drive-thru for every meal, do not be surprised when (not if) you are fat.
If you finance this this lifestyle with credit cards, rent to own appliances and huge car payments, then don't be surprised when (again, not if) you are broke.
Declare your own independece.