I was at Baja Fresh yesterday gettin a quick pit-stop-meal (which didn't turn out so quick, but I'll get there) and what I downed was around 800 Kcals (Dos Manos Burrito, minus the tortilla). The burrito needless to say was pretty big and filled me up adequately for a few hours.
In walks a TANK ASS, so I thought I'd use that moment for my own observation. She ordered a chicken baja burrito (950 kcals) and a guacamole with chips(1320 kcals) filled up a medium glass with pop (can't remember brand) twice.
OK, she ate everything, including the extra chips they give with the burrito. This is around 2270 kcals alone. Add in the 40 ounces of cola (~360 kcals) and you're staring at about 2630 kcals in one meal. (I got the nutrient data off of baja fresh's website and the cola data from the usda nutrient database).
So think about this. You eat at least twice a day in amounts in excess of 2200 kcals each... you're totalling around 4500 kcals a day, doing minimal excercise, and you become on a permanent bulking cycle, except that since they aren't doing any form of excercise, their muscle mass stays about the same.
Fatty mass, last time I checked doesn't expend too many calories either. What you have is a fat making machine.
We haven't even looked at the aspect of the insulin surges that these people probably experience either, or the full amount of "soda pop" they're consuming. It's all a disaster.
Then these people feel like victims... I guess that ignorance truly is bliss.