Aw, you sound like you want another horsie map. Bread is among the best things you could eat and not get fat though. By "fiber" they mean - in no small part - bread. You mean the giant TV and the Pakistani maid? Ah, wait, i get it. You meant spandex. Ok. To some degree, yes. These are all largely alcohol free societies. So what do you do when you come into money? Right: Coffee, tea, candy, moar candy, lots of meat. Climate and geography of course play into the cultural causes too. It's all quite urban (say compared to Morocco) and there is virtualy no culture of physical exercise as an end in itself. When they saw the colonial masters play cricket they went like: "They move! In the sun! God, they are such barbarians!" Sport is something camels and - wait for it - horsies do while you're on top of them.