The rankings also include the fittest cities. Not a single Missouri town made that list, but Wichita managed to work its way to 22nd.
Whether this is progress or just a different metric is up for debate. In 2010, rival publication Men's Health labeled Kansas City the sixth fattest city (and 36th drunkest). We've been Men's Fitness readers ever since. But then our monthly dose of cross-training had to go and turn on us. It looks like we'll be getting Muscle and Fitness from now on for the company coffee table.
It's not a stretch to say we've got some healthy eaters in Kansas City, but it still doesn't feel good to find yourself among the "super fat," as Men's Fitness calls its list.
As to the criteria that the magazine has used to determine our fat fattiness, that's still up in the air. There's a brief mention in 2009 (the last time the list was created, and KC was the 25th fattest) that they "collected and analyzed reams of data."
Whether you choose to wallow or celebrate our oversized population, here's a list from our sister blog Fat City: Kansas City's Top 10 milkshakes.