Obesity conversation questions
Here are some discussion questions about obesity that you can use for any health or diet-related speaking classes you may have. The most challenging terms in this activity include – overweight, stranger, certain, heavy meal, chubby, typical, pandemic, nationality, keto, paleo, and portion.
The obesity conversation questions are –
Do you think that you are overweight? What is your ideal weight?
How often do you weigh yourself?
Has your clothing size changed in the last 3 years? What did it use to be?
Would you ever tell a good friend that they were overweight? How about a stranger?
Do you try to eat less of any certain foods? What are they?
How many times a week do you eat fast food? Do you drink a lot of soft drinks?
Do you think there is an obesity problem in your country?
What do you think is the best way to lose weight quickly?
Do you eat a heavy meal in the evenings? Do you ever snack before bed?
Do parents in your culture like their children to be chubby? Why or why not?
What is your typical breakfast? Do you think it is healthy?
Did you put on extra weight during the corona pandemic?
What nationalities do you think are often overweight?
Do you think very large people should have to pay for 2 seats on airplanes?
What kinds of health problems come from being badly overweight?
Have you ever known somebody with an eating disorder?
Do you tend to eat more when you are feeling stressed or unhappy?
What do you think of modern diets like the keto diet and the paleo diet?
Do you always eat until you feel very full?
What do you think about supermodels? Are they too thin?
Would you dress differently if you had a perfect body? What would you wear?
How many portions of fruit and vegetables do you eat each day?
Would you put a pet on a diet if it got too fat?
Which country do you think has the healthiest diet? What do people eat there?
Here are some interesting idioms with fat that you can share with your class after completing the obesity conversation questions.
If someone says there is a fat chance of something happening, this means it is very unlikely. This is also said as slim chance.
A fat cat is a rich person.
To chew the fat means to chat or gossip with someone.
Puppy fat is the extra weight that young children and babies carry.
To say that a thing is a fat lot of use means that it is not useful at all.