Honestly I really wonder if this is accurate. If 95% of your population is fat, then isn't it the tendency for people to start wanting what is not common or what they don't have, which is thinness? Seeing obesity as a sign of wealth is not something that countries do once they make a certain amount of money. It turns into the opposite: usually rich people are thin, and people idolize that instead.> Nauruans see obesity as a sign of wealth, an indication that you don’t need to work physically to get by. In a society that, until fairly recently, relied heavily on the physical labour of its inhabitants, a sedentary lifestyle is something admirable, something to which one should aspire.