But a Baylor doctor cautions: don't have a cow
Texas is fatter than the national average, but middle of the pack when it comes to the other states. So says Gallup's annual well-being survey.
The survey says 29% of Texans are fat compared to the national average of 26%. But Baylor Dr. John Foreyt doesn't put much weight behind that.
"The bottom line for all of us is, we work at trying to eat healthy and trying to exercise regularly and as Texans many of us know that -- we all try to do that."
Dr. Foreyt says the survey was conducted over the phone, which isn't the most reliable way to get this data.
"...when you're telephoning people and asking them their heights and weights. So take this survey with a grain of salt; there'll be another one tomorrow."
Dr. Foreyt says don't over eat, but don't let this scare you away from Texas barbecue, either.