Sunday, January 15

Loky, what were you doing up at 4:39am?!

So saturday night, Lithuania, no job, no homework, what was i doing up? That's right i spent the whole night reading people's blogs. Not much i can repost here, but i did make one comment about the weight problem in America that i felt was worth reposting.

So in case people don't know, in Lithuania you can get ground beef with various other meats mixed in, like for example lard/bacon. Ground beef with 30% lard mixed in. So while in america people are getting extra lean ground beef in Lietuva, they specifically add a third fat. While people in the states are going on low carb diets in Lietuva people eat potatoes by the bushel. All these crazy diet fads are just that, crazy. Although my dad lost a lot of weight with the no-crab diet, i think by looking at the lithuanian example, it's quite clear that people can remain thin while still eating plenty of carbs. The key is just eating less in general. When you go to a restaurant in the states they purposely give you more food than you could possibly want. If a family of 6 goes out to a meal at chile's or tgif or the olive garden, at least 3 of them are not finishing their food. If you go to a restaurant in vilnius you won't have trouble finishing your food, you won't feel like you overate afterwards. Other possible keys are: the consumption of sugar, i think people here probably eat less sugar, the consumption of preservatives, definitely less preservatives, and just generally more walking around, burning calories. Monty, who is already thin, said he lost 5 pounds while he was here for a month, can't just be a coincidence.

7 Comments:

Blogger liepa said...

tete went on a no-crab diet??!? i thought he ate crab all the time!

also, it's not true in YOUR case-- you have gained weight in lietuva! in our boredom we have cooked up many a feast...

and then there's the beer... lots and lots of beer.

12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's true, Americans do not know how to practice portion-control. When i went to Lietuva for a few weeks, i definitely lost weight because of the amount of walking i had to do (I walked from Gedimino Prospectas to Europa, you know, the mall, and then to Vilniaus Katedra) and my eating habits. When i ate Lithuanian food, i couldn't eat a lot because the food was so rich and i am not used to that. Americans also don't realize that when you go on a diet, you usually cannot keep the weight off. The key to staying thin is portion-control and excerise.

5:21 PM  
Blogger Trashcan said...

Well in general i'm just not a fan of anybody's idea of what it's good to eat and what isn't. Can't eat fat, can't eat salt, can't eat carbs, can't eat sugar, drink so many glasses of milk, etc. It just seems to me that there have been so many theories on how to eat, that none of them hold any water. I'm not against someone being on a low fat or low carb diet, i just don't think that there is one way of eating that is best for everyone. I prefer eating everything, and just eating less often.

9:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, i agree with you that almost all of the theories on how to eat and what to eat are usually useless cause they don't fit everybody. And i agree that you should eat whatever you want. However, instead of eating less often, you should eat at least 6 times a day, provided you excercise some every day, because that will speed up your metabolism.

11:58 PM  
Blogger rastenis said...

if you're interested in burning calories, try going on a date with me...provided you're a man!

10:05 AM  
Blogger Trashcan said...

Rasteni, how come you are so gay, and yet have a hot girlfriend. What's the deal with that, she's not manish at all. Not like in seinfeld when jerry was going out with that woman with man hands

1:44 PM  
Blogger rastenis said...

it's a cover...if anybody found out how gay i am, i'd never become president.

6:07 AM  

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