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Old 12-14-2012, 10:29 AM
 
Location: southern california
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I highly doubt most people who live in hot climates all year round would say it's too hot to eat heavy. It's not like they are walking around all day thinking "oh my god I can't believe how hot it is here. Just like yesterday was and the day before that and probably tomorrow too". Maybe someone who has experienced living in both hot and cold climates would think something like that. Otherwise for people who have lived in a hot climate all their lives it just is what it is. Meals are generally eaten indoors so it doesn't matter how hot it is outside. Exercising outside takes place in the cooler times of the day (dusk and dawn).
I rarely ate inside and walked everywhere plus participated in sports
.y friendjust got back from working in Saigon 2 months lost n

st 30 lbs

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Old 12-14-2012, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Who told you sandwiches and salads were healthy?

It's probably portion and remember...spicy food often makes you feel full faster.

Btw, I lived in Jakarta for 9 years (and visited Singapore often)...it being 'hot' outside was relative - if it's all you know, you acclimate. It didn't feel especially hot to me.
 
Old 12-14-2012, 07:33 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Who told you sandwiches and salads were healthy?

It's probably portion and remember...spicy food often makes you feel full faster.

Btw, I lived in Jakarta for 9 years (and visited Singapore often)...it being 'hot' outside was relative - if it's all you know, you acclimate. It didn't feel especially hot to me.
Spicy foods have the opposite effect on me. Makes me be able to eat more. The heat leaves a 'hollow' feeling in the stomach.
 
Old 12-14-2012, 09:58 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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The portions in Asia are always smaller! When I visited Tokyo the first time and ate at a Mc Donald's, the Filet-o-Fish was 20-25% smaller (for the same price). I always felt hungry after eating just one and two was too many!
 
Old 12-14-2012, 10:11 PM
 
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The size of the plates is the same as those use in Asia. But look at the amount of the pastas sitting on the plates in this video, for less or in the same price range. I can never finish the pasta and eat only 1/4, then pack up the rest for the weekend.


Anton's Pasta Bar - (604)299-6636 - YouTube
 
Old 10-29-2013, 07:47 AM
 
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I Vietnamese see different than you. I think Malay people generally "rounded" than Vietnamese. The food here is not easy for me too eat, because it is so oily and fried food is too popular. I don't know whether home-cook meal has vegetable and soup or not, but in restoran, these things are very very few. In Vietnam, people eat vegetable and soup a lot and they just use little oil, fat. I think Vietnamese look slimmer than Malay.
 
Old 10-29-2013, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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I don't get it why people say Malaysians are slim, i've stayed there for 2 years and all i can say is they have very unhealthy diet habit, a lot of the coffee house there like the Mamak or fast food offers 24h service.... and it always had people inside even until morning, and also the drinks there had alot of sugar put in.


source:Investvine Malaysians most obese in Southeast Asia
 
Old 10-29-2013, 04:18 PM
 
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Slim is not the same as ATHLETIC. Do you even lift bro?
 
Old 10-29-2013, 04:37 PM
 
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^ I dont see how the Philippines is so low on obesity/overweight. That cant be right. Being a little fat is almost normal in the Philippines.
 
Old 10-29-2013, 05:05 PM
 
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Vietnam is number one. It's from all the smoking.
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