Mimicking what many in the fitness industry have seen over the past year, the latest edition of Men's Fitness annual “Fattest Cities” list shows that little has changed from last year, despite the increased attention in many of these cities to trim the fat.

The 2003 edition showed that Texas cleaned up its act somewhat this year, with two cities dropping out of the top 10, but Houston retained its title as “America's Fattest City” for the third year running. Here are this year's top 10, with last year's list included for comparison:

2003

  • Houston, TX
  • Chicago, IL
  • Detroit, MI
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • St Louis, MO
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Charlotte, NC
  • 2002

  • Houston, TX
  • Chicago, IL
  • Detroit, MI
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Dallas, TX
  • Columbus, OH
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Indianapolis, IN