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BANGKOK 23 February 2019 15:25
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Do you lose weight when living in Thailand?

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12 hours ago, npboy99 said:

When I moved to Thailand I found a condo with a small gym and began working out. The changes in body composition over time encouraged me to start being more selective about the foods I was eating. Over the period of about a year I lost almost 25kg and got my body fat level around 10%. I'm 53 years old now, still in SE Asia and have retained most of the weight loss for the past 5 years.

 

I think it would be possible to do this anywhere in the world, but the close proximity of a simple gym, reasonable food (beware there is a tonne of sugar in most Thai cooking), lots of sun and time by the pool, all helped me to achieve the result. 

 Lots of sun will help you lose weight especially when the melanoma mestastises. 

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2 minutes ago, tryasimight said:

 Lots of sun will help you lose weight especially when the melanoma mestastises. 

 

 

What a cheerful bugger  you are !!

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8 hours ago, possum1931 said:

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

Why? 

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7 minutes ago, Jip99 said:

 

 

What a cheerful bugger  you are !!

Sadly so many of the bald headed brethren forget they are a white man in a dark man's country. I wear a silly looking cowboy hat.... 13 year melanoma survivor..... So far

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8 hours ago, Media1 said:

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

Obviously you've never been to northern Australia.  It's ALL about diet. Calories in and calories out.  More in than out..... Weight gain .  The opposite and weight is lost

 Weather has no bearing whatsoever except perhaps making people lazier and thus contributing to the calorie imbalance. 

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8 minutes ago, tryasimight said:

Why? 

It is just my opinion.

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7 hours ago, BritManToo said:

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

 

How tall is he?  If he is 200cm he is probably quite skinny. 

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1 minute ago, possum1931 said:

It is just my opinion.

Fair enough.... That's what a forum is for.  

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2 minutes ago, tryasimight said:

How tall is he?  If he is 200cm he is probably quite skinny. 

6' people tell you their height in the first sentence (along with if they're Vegans).

Only shorties leave you guessing.

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15 years ago in Farangland, it was around 10 PM and I had just finished a 2 pound rump roast, a loaf of French bread, and 2 quarts of chocolate milk. Then I thought "I wonder why I am gaining so much weight?" Next day I took action:

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14 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

6' people tell you their height in the first sentence (along with if they're Vegans).

Only shorties leave you guessing.

Oops...... Didn't see that..... Should have gone to specsavers 

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for me, its inverse proportional to

how much protein i can get my hands on,

i gained an incredible amount of fat in cambodia

since they didnt sell protein there,

so i resorted to feed on chocolate, ice cream & cookies.

3 stinking years of protein deficit

before i finally turned 50 and could get the hell outa there

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Yup, same when I go back to US, except for this last time, I didn't hit the Mexican food and beer as much. I got heavier but didn't blow up like a balloon and get the face fat/double chin going like before.    When we get back to Thailand, without much effort, usually takes about 2 months to slim down.

 

Little more than a month ago, cut out the bar stool commando beer drinking lifestyle here. Try not to eat after 1800 and began exercising for an hour a day or every other day.  Those three things and getting the Mrs to be more mindful of portion sizes, seems to be effective in trimming down, toning up and generally feeling lighter and "with it", compared to my previous sedentary, beer swilling life.

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just count calories to make it under 2000 a day and the weight should drop off

7eleven chicken breasts are about 100 calories, large beer 300 calories

so 5 breasts spread throughout the day + 5 beers = 2000

hope that helps

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I take medications that gain massive amounts of weight and started these drugs five years ago. I went from 71kg to 107kg in one year. I was stable and still alive, and that's a good start but the weight gain was so painful. Once I stabilized at 107kg, I started the hard game of taking it off. When on drugs like Epilim, Lithium, Stresam, and Risperidone, it is a very hard task. All fat drugs but they keep me sane and alive. At that time, it was all that mattered. I was on Lithium for around 30 years, but my condition changed and more drugs needed to be used. Lithium never really gained me weight but when paired with Epilim, the weight piled on really fast. 

 

I am now down to 93kg and have a target weight of 82kg. This has taken two years to achieve. I just don't eat. I have been now on a fasting diet for a long time. Eat once every 20 hours a normal meal and drink lots of water. Since I can spend a great deal of time in bed sick, I try to walk for an hour or so a day. I have just bought a decent treadmill and put it next to my bed. 

 

The foods I eat are very basic (fish, meat, salads, and veggies) and no more than 1500 calories a day. I was not on large amounts of medication when I lived in Thailand before this advent, so I did not gain weight. Being active at that stage of my life and just eating a good breakfast and a meal at 4 pm and nothing else after until breakfast in the morning, kept the weight off. 

 

I am a firm believer or IMF (intermediate fasting) and have been for most of my life. My parents are 80 and 78, and both have fast for most of their lives. They are so fit and have very few medical problems, and Dad has the basic undertone of a six pack at 80. They eat at 12 noon every day, have a small breakfast at 5 am and don't eat at night anything but a piece of fruit. They have done this, as long as I can remember. The meal at 12 noon would be around 2000 calories, so they are not starving themselves, and it is always, once again fish, veggies, salads and meats like lamb or rib fillet every second day.  

 

I have friends who drink like fish here and never gain weight but for a few of them, once they reached 70 and kept the drinking up; they suddenly got very fat. I had two uncles who were extremely thin and drank heavily, and once they hit the 70 mark; they just got very obese, very sudden and then major medical problems set in. I think I saw a lot more fattish farangs over in the Philippines than here when I lived there. More likely the food (which is terrible compared to Thailand) and much cheaper beer.

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