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BANGKOK 18 February 2019 10:57
james1995

Do you lose weight when living in Thailand?

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I lose weight (noticeably) here in Isaan.  My diet is lower in good protein, good fats and good vegetables here (and I'm a bit lazy to cook what I want/know I need).  Exercise is more cardio than weight training.  When I'm out of Thailand on a project, I eat like crazy (good balanced higher protein diet), and exercise differently.  Interesting that people comment how healthy and well I look when I return.  Very rapid for me to drop back down to 80-81kg (not that I'm trying) from a healthy 87-88Kg

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Yes, I have lost about 7ks in the last nine years, by taking regular exercise and cutting down on goodies like biscuits and ice cream, and at 6ft tall, my weight has stayed mostly under the 77k mark.

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4 hours ago, BritManToo said:

I put on weight in Thailand, beer every day. UK is usually spirits.

Fast food isn't a problem, I don't eat it anywhere.

Nothing wrong with social drinking, but IMO, drinking alcohol every day means there is a drinking problem.

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My life style here is much the same (although much cheaper) as in England but as when I lived here until the mid 90's my weight slowly drops off, good job clothes are also cheap over here as the ones I brought with me are now too large!

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Sticky rice and noodles will add to your weight problems, as will fast food, including soft drinks, so stick to H2o.

 

No carbs after lunch mate, a salad at night should sort it and you have to exercise to burn off the stored fat, otherwise you will keep adding.

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6 hours ago, cornishcarlos said:

You don't have to eat fast food, just because it's there !! Sounds like you lack will power, rather than access to healthy foods...

Humidity plays a big part. Hydration cooler conditions allows weight increase easier

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5 minutes ago, Media1 said:

Humidity plays a big part. Hydration cooler conditions allows weight increase easier

 

Porky piglets put on weight....

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I’m guessing that your wife is still in Thailand?if this is the case problem solved! Have a bat every night,this will burn a few calories.just remember to change hands so you don’t suffer any strain.i hope this bit of info helps.?

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2 hours ago, KhunAussie52 said:

Have been here for 13 years. weighed 96 kilos, when i arrived, now 82 kilos. exercise and good diet, helped achieve, the weight loss.

That's still big, at nearly 10% overweight.

 

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I have lived in nine different countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. The only places I have lost weight were in the jungle in Vietnam and in the Philippines, but neither lasted too long. I like to eat, so I have found good food wherever I go. One of the prerequisites I have for a woman is that she can cook; but I can cook too. Here in Thailand, I eat Thai and Western food; however, my wife is a great cook, so anytime I want something I cannot find, she cooks it-- I love her cakes, pies and breads. I have always had to be active to not be big as a house.

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Yes I definitely lose weight during my 7 months a year in Thailand. The following reasons;

1. Ambient heat causes a greater amount of water uptake and subsequent less water retention. Heat also reduces need to eat as much.

2. Far less “fatty” foods consumed. Cheese is so expensive and cost inhibits greater consumption. Same argument for bread and butter.

3.Availabilty of very good vegetable based food high in fibre.

4. Last, but not least... more exercise taken

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+1

 

I eat more healthily (smaller portions and more fruit intake) get out more walking about (no car) gym every day here then sauna/steam then relax around a pool (daily hang out) up early most mornings for 5K beach walk which is one of the best parts of the day. 

 

Just an healthier lifestyle than cold/damp/dark Blighty!

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