I don't want to be overweight. But I get it. You've got to eat less and exercise. And that goes against my philosophy. I believe in living every day like it's the last day of my life. And who's going to exercise on the last day of their life?
Americans eat pizza the way it was intended, by picking up a slice with their hands. In other countries they daintily eat pizza the wrong way, (I grew up in New York so yes, I can be harshly judgmental about this,) with a knife and fork.
All countries utilize a mixture of historical and metric units, but the United States is especially multicultural in this area. A simple trip to the grocery store might find you purchasing a two-liter container of a soft drink, a gallon of milk and a pound of beef.