Did you know that currently there are more than 35% of all women overweight in the United States and over 28% of all males? This is obviously a big problem, but does anyone really know how it came to be? There are obviously many things that account to this problem, but one huge factor is FOOD. Food is everywhere, and overtime, it has been connected with our emotions. People eat when they are happy, they eat when they are sad, and keep continuing to eat. Eating isn’t bad, but healthy options need to be made. American’s are Americanizing food everywhere making it unhealthier with bigger portions. One example is a gyro. Many people know this food to be filled with tons of meat, a few vegetables, and the authentic yogurt sauce, but is that really what a gyro is? NO! If any of you have ever been to Greece, their gyro is not based on the huge portions of meat, but rather the variety of vegetables with meat as an accent. What does this tell you? It shows that even a food from Greece that restaurants are calling a gyro changes when it enters America. I know I only talked about a gyro, but many other foods are the same way. We are changing portion sizes and making things out of control. This needs to be stopped!