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Q: How much weight have you gained whilst in China?

I recently read a story in the China Daily about a woman who comes to China and loosers weight, even though she eats what she wants. I have gained heaps of weight and I don't eat heaps of food at all, probably one main meal a day and fruit etc. I drink some beer but nothing different to what I used too.

8 years 26 weeks ago in  Food  - Hangzhou

 
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I lost about 8kg.

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7 years 21 weeks ago
 
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I lost 10kg. I am eating many more vegetables and getting more exercise. Without a car here I have to walk or ride my bike more.

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7 years 21 weeks ago
 
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I've put on at least 15kg and like the OP I don't eat much at all, I guess my lifestyle has become more sedentary by driving everywhere more and not walking too much. If you want to lose weight here, I think you have to eat like a local. In Dongguan there is too much access to Western food, even cooking at home is Western food because it's easy to get the ingredients at Walmart or an Import store.

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7 years 20 weeks ago
 
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i lost about 25 kg 

 

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5 years 32 weeks ago
 
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lost just over 20kg...

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5 years 32 weeks ago
 
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4 years ago = 61 kg (healthy, mid range BMI, entered China with this weight)

3 years ago = 58 kg (Food issues, no interest on eating, not sure what to make at home etc.)

2 years ago= 64 kg (too much BCDs and alcohol)

last year = 62 kg (calm and happy life, stable relationship with a foreigner by a foreigner, happy mutual alcohol hours, calories count, exercise just like old days before entering China)

A month ago = 59.9 kg (food + alcohol is directly proportional to exercises). Will leave China at 60 -62 kg. (That is my healthy weight based on BMI).

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5 years 32 weeks ago
 
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None! 

My overall weight didn't change (+ - 5kg) last 30 years. 'add-it' 65 -70kg. I didn't do too much to prevent or gain my weight. It's in my genes, 'cause everybody in my family is the same, females or males.

 

I'm under 'diet program', which prevent me to ingest (too much) white sugars or CH, but I hardly follow MDs, ever for anything! It must be in 'my genes' also!

 

When other people around me wish me 'long life' or 'be well' at holidays, I reply with my only wish for longer life: 'Stay away from the doctors and hospitals! (as much as you can)'

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5 years 32 weeks ago
 
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I've lost about 10kg

 

I rarely eat until I am full as I would back home. Usually lunch and dinner will leave me hungry, so apples and bananas are used to fill in. 

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5 years 32 weeks ago
 
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People who lose weight here seem to not eat as much as they did back home, or eat less filling things at least. The first year I was here I lost at least 15 kg (I like using pounds, but I'll use KG for others) and got really skinny. Girls loved it! But that's not acceptable by 'Merican standards. When I came back two years later I had regained size and learned that I need to cook for myself here to keep it. I usually eat very blandly which is boring. But usually I make time to have one meal a day outside so that I don't go nuts with my terrible cooking. I've actually gained 10 KG here, which is odd. I don't have a clear idea where it put itself on my body... 110 KG at the moment.

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5 years 32 weeks ago
 
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How can you gain weight in China? The food in here make you sick quite frequently. I used to eat a lot more back home in Texas. 

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5 years 32 weeks ago
 
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...been here for three months now...lost 5 kg...which is good; need to lose my blubber!

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I gained over 10 kg. But that's because I was working out and drinking tons of milk. 

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I didn't gain any weight. In fact, since I arrived 6/7 months ago, I've lost 25kg, and I feel like I eat more here in China than I did in America, strange..but I'm not complaining..I still got another 30-40kg to go

Many people have told me before, and I'm hearing it again here, that Chinese food is bad, and makes you sick and all of that. But I never experienced any of that. Never got sick, never had the "running to the bathroom every 5 minutes" issue, in fact, I think my nutrition and overall heath is better here because of the food. And I don't have a strong stomach, it's actually pretty weak, in America let's just say the consistency of my "deliveries" were mud-at best, and just all liquid at worst. In China that has only happened to me once, when I visited Hangzhou and ate their local food. They use too much sugar in their food, it reminded me of American food as a matter of fact, maybe sugar was my issue all along...

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on the contrary, I lost some weights here. odd? I don't think chinese food will easily make you gain weight. Western food does.

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