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    Five Kilos

    This is how much weight I gained in thirty days in the US. I continued to work out at least an hour nearly every day and I generally ate only two meals a day with a little snacking in between. Unfortunately, at least one of those two meals was at a restaurant. Even more unfortunately, I have no self-control and restaurants seem to have abandoned portion control. The meals are huge and full of fat and calories. It really is astounding. It's easy to see why so many Americans are grossly overweight. A few meals out a week and weight gain is inevitable.

    I suppose if I were on my own I could have done better, but constantly dining with family and friends who encourage and even insist that you overindulge resulted in the largest short term weight gain that I've ever experiences.

    When I was running marathons I weight about 65-70 kilos. More recently I've scaled in at 80 or 81. Yesterday, after arriving home it was 86!

    A crushing experience.

    The coming challenge? Get back to 80 kilos without giving up beer.

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    Join the group Buad Hai, we need someone with some motivation, I've been slacking myself since a trip away last week.

    https://teakdoor.com/health-fitness-a...-losers-8.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by buad hai View Post
    This is how much weight I gained in thirty days in the US. I continued to work out at least an hour nearly every day and I generally ate only two meals a day with a little snacking in between.
    So much processed food in the U.S.

    Unfortunately, at least one of those two meals was at a restaurant. Even more unfortunately, I have no self-control and restaurants seem to have abandoned portion control. The meals are huge and full of fat and calories. It really is astounding. It's easy to see why so many Americans are grossly overweight. A few meals out a week and weight gain is inevitable.
    Restaurants have huge portions. Too much food.

    Lot of sodium in restaurant food, too.

    Many restaurant food have high caloric density.

    I suppose if I were on my own I could have done better, but constantly dining with family and friends who encourage and even insist that you overindulge resulted in the largest short term weight gain that I've ever experiences.
    Are they in general, overweight? (They probably are and have bigger stomachs.)

    The coming challenge? Get back to 80 kilos without giving up beer.
    You can do it.

    Keep us posted.

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    I'm looking forward to reading about the challenge - keep us posted!

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    I am afraid of the same thing this coming August.

    Good luck and give us hints.

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    ^^^No one in my family is really overweight, but no one is skinny, either. But, with me being there they always wanted to "go out". My sister also gained some weight while I was there and has vowed "no more restaurant meals".

    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly
    I am afraid of the same thing this coming August.
    It's really tough. You hate to be a spoil sport by refusing to go out so much or by ordering just a salad or appetizer. But, that's what I ended up doing. If only I'd started out that way!

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    ^hence my jogging thread BH:...

    nice to see you back in one piece...even if it's a 'bigger' piece...

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    Don't worry buad hai, I'll suggest you tochange your diet to a lot of vegetables accompanied by some grilled non fat meat (chicken, pork, beef or anything else including insects).

    Here is a recipe who will make anybody adore vegetable, it's a southern french recipe and it's over delicious. Sorry the recipe is in french but illustrated with many pics so it's easy to understand.

    Recette Ratatouille. (courgette, oignon, poivron, tomate, ail, aubergine, huile d'olive, bouquet garni)

    And a pic that will make you hungry:



    You'll be able to find all the ingredients in your local market in LOS... most of them, aubergines could not be easy to find but available from any supermarket or farang foodshop.
    Last edited by Wallalai; 08-03-2008 at 04:34 PM.

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    Buad Hai

    its probably mostly water weight and will be shifted pretty easy, so i wouldnt worry too much
    watch the sticky rice PM etc

    i'm joining the losers

    tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by buad hai View Post
    The coming challenge? Get back to 80 kilos without giving up beer.
    The Vietnamese say never eat rice when you drink beer.
    And the Japanese also eat little rice when partying in the evening, mainly fat and proteins, no carbohydrates.
    So if you keep drinking beer, do not eat rice, bread or french fries at the same time...

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    ^^^Ah, I used to cook ratatouille all the time. Looks lovely.

    ^Pretty hard not to eat rice or carbs, but I'll go for reducing the portions....

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    I gained about 3 or 4 kilos last time I visited the states. The only reason I didn't gain more is that my wife and I would often order a single meal and share it!

    The sight of us each munching away at either end of a super-burrito seemed to amuse our fellow diners!

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    Quote Originally Posted by buad hai View Post
    ^Pretty hard not to eat rice or carbs, but I'll go for reducing the portions....
    It's the calories that count.

    Reduce your caloric intake.

    You can eat 100% fats in your diet and have no Proteins and Carbs, and you'll still lose weight. (Just an example.)

    P/C/F of 40/40/20 is a pretty good ratio if your exercising.

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    I think i was 80 kilos, for about a week when i was 19 or 20

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman View Post
    You can eat 100% fats in your diet and have no Proteins and Carbs, and you'll still lose weight. (Just an example.)
    Indeed.
    The difference is just that in the absence of carbs, the fat or proteins have to be processed into carbs by your body in order to feed your brain and your muscles (in no particular order...).
    And this process consumes calories.

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    I always gain 4-5 kgs when I visit England, normally takes 6 months to a year to lose it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluecat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman View Post
    You can eat 100% fats in your diet and have no Proteins and Carbs, and you'll still lose weight. (Just an example.)
    Indeed.
    The difference is just that in the absence of carbs, the fat or proteins have to be processed into carbs by your body in order to feed your brain and your muscles (in no particular order...).
    And this process consumes calories.
    And eating protein with some slow acting complex carbohydrates causes the body to better absorb and metabolize protein.

    It's important to keep taking in the fats. 15-20% of fats should be in everyone's diet. (Monosaturated.)
    ............

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickA
    I always gain 4-5 kgs when I visit England, normally takes 6 months to a year to lose it again.
    Hardly noticeable on you.

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    ^4-5 years ago I was a rather respectable 80 kg. You can certainly notice the difference now

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    5 Kilos.

    What was that worth, street value?

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