Source: WalletHub

Say what you want about Lafayette, but we have been recognized time after time as the "Happiest City In The Country". One thing that makes us happy is our food and it has apparently it's taking a toll on our waistlines. A new study published by WalletHub, ranks Lafayette as the 8th "Fattest City In America".

In order to determine the fattest places in America, WalletHub’s analysts compared 100 of the most populated U.S. metro areas across three key dimensions: 1) Obesity & Overweight, 2) Weight-Related Health Problems and 3) Healthy Environment.



Here is a look at the top 10.

1. Jackson, MS

2. Memphis, TN

3. Little Rock, AR

4. McAllen, TX

5. Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

6. Chattanooga, TN

7. Mobile, AL

8. Lafayette, LA

9. Winston-Salem, NC

10. Knoxville, TN


Other Louisiana cities also made the cut:

20. Baton Rouge, LA

38. New Orleans-Metairie, LA