If you have concerns about gaining weight you should ignore celebrities and bodybuilders and also the advice of anecdotal nancy type Westerners who are likely overweight(just out of sheer statistics, older Westerners tend to be mostly overweight) but who anyway in this thread give us strong clues they are overweight(skipping meals to try to lose weight, doing nonsense isolation ab exercises to only find out that if you are overweight anyway, it just makes your gut protrude more, and who cite fad diet books that advocate using infrequent interval training exercise, etc.). That bodybuilding woman you posted a picture got her physique from drugs, period. Bodybuilding split routines, absolutely don't work without winstrol, dianabol, HGH. They implement such inferior training theory and methodology that is the only way to make gains even for novices. It is known that the mind and body are a total neuro-muscular system, and that when your mind is fatigued your body is fatigued
, but in steroid head bodybuilding theory everyone should split train their arms on Monday, their legs Tuesday, their back Wednesday, with no rest since every bodypart is allegedly a self contained system detached from the rest of the neuro-muscular system! In the USA 70% of the people are overweight and 35% obese.
That is not some accident of genetics, they all worked hard to consume that surplus of calories by consuming much more protein and fats(which have more calorie density than carbs) and avoiding as much locomotion as possible thanks to the unlocked energy potential of oil, coal, natural gas and nuclear power. Thailand is starting on this trend:
Jitnarin N, et. al wrote:
Prevalence of overweight and obesity in Thai population: results of the National Thai Food Consumption Survey.
... Among adults, using the the Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WPRO) standard, 17.1% of adults were classified as overweight [body mass index (BMI) 23.0-24.9 kg/m²], 19.0% as class I obesity (BMI 25.0-29.9 kg/m²), and 4.8% as class II obesity (BMI ≥ 30.0 kg/m²). Using the World Health Organization (WHO) definition, 19.0% were overweight (BMI 25-29.9 kg/m²), 4.0% class I obesity (BMI 30.0-34.9 kg/m²), 0.8% class II obesity (BMI 35.0-39.9 kg/m²), and 0.1% class III obesity (BMI ≥ 40.0 kg/m²).
There was a vast difference in obesity prevalence between the WHO and the WPRO criteria. ...
Vongsvat Kosulwat wrote:
The nutrition and health transition in Thailand(PDF)
Results: Thailand has undergone social and economic transitions during the past three
decades and is approaching the post-demographic transitional period. ... At the same time, results
from several nation-wide surveys indicate that the food consumption pattern of the
population has changed considerably; Thai staples and side dishes are being replaced
by diets containing a higher proportion of fats and animal meat.
A shift in the
proportion of expenditure on food prepared at home and that expended on
purchased, ready-to-eat food, in both rural and urban settings, gives another
reflection of the change in food consumption of the Thai population. The prevalence
of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents has increased
dramatically during the past 20 years and is more pronounced in children from
private schools and urban communities than in those from public schools or rural
areas. Among adults, results from two national surveys in 1991 and 1996 indicated that
the problem of overweight and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease have
increased significantly. In considering the overall causes of death among the Thai
population, the leading causes are diet-related chronic degenerative diseases.
Diseases of the circulatory system have become the number one cause of death in
Thailand and cancer has ranked as the number three cause of death since the late
At the same time, the GDP from the
agricultural sector fell from 39.79% in 1960 to 25.9% in
1970 and continued to decline to 10.7% in 199611. A shift in
economic structure not only indicates social changes of
the Thai population, it indirectly indicates a shift in the
physical activity pattern from labour-intensive to more
sedentary; which may contribute to the rising incidence of
diet-related chronic degenerative diseases.
[Thrasymachus: Way too neutral sounding language, this decrease in physical activity related to life purposes is a health bomb, it is not a question of "may", it is a definite contributing factor.]
Don't be like Westerners, eat the traditional Thai diet, high in rice starches and other plant foods. If you want advice from a Western who is not total psychological wreck, and biased food addict, I would recommend Dr. John McDougall. He was a traditional doctor who when stationed to Hawaii observed that nothing he tried as a conventional doctor ever healed any of his patients(outside of emergency care), they just kept getting sicker and sicker. But on the sugar plantation he was stationed on, he eventually observed that older Asians who first migrated, and weren't very Americanized tended to be very healthy because they stuck to their traditional diet, but their kids who were more Americanized were sicker, and by their grandparents generation they were fully Americanized and just as unhealthy as any other Americans(who rely on an average of 4.1 prescriptions
to allow their meat addicted bodies to make it from day to day without collapsing). Here is a Youtube talk of his where he shows a slide of the Asian-American generations after asking their permission at a restaurant for the photographs, that portion explains what is going on:
External Url: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XVf36nwraw
Here is a link to his newest book the Starch Solution.
Don't listen to overweight Americans and other Western meat-addicts who want to make it look like being overweight is some unique genetic victimization, and are searching for fad-diet after fad diet, genetic excuse after genetic excuse, who want to make up nonsense that everyone is different to excuse why they are overweight and why say traditional Thai society wasn't, without actually dealing with the actual problem that overconsumption of fats and proteins(which have a higher calorie density) and lack of exercise, lead to constant daily calorie surpluses. Thais for centuries outside of their ruling and wealthy castes had few instances of obesity and it would have remained like this is if they avoided Western neo-colonialism, cultural imperialism and influence.