Losing Weight in Thailand

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Losing weight can be hard to do in any country, and especially Thailand where temptation is around every corner! How easy it can be to order just one more beer, or after that final beer, just nip into the nearest Burger King, 7-11 or some thai place for a tasty snacks after a night out.

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If you are determined to lose some weight when living in the Kingdom of Thailand, then you need to have a will power stronger than when you are back home in your own country. Over here in Hua Hin, the main pastime of all my friends is sadly just drinking. All the Thai friends I have do drink, but in moderation, so for me, hanging out with my Thai friends normally allows me to consume less beer than I would with my falang friend. So this is my first step, find some Thai friends to go out with who do not like drinking.


If you are going out with Thai people, then you are going to be mostly eating in Thai restaurants as well as Thai people being thai, love to consume Thai food. So if you wind up in a Thai restaurant, then you will have to go easy on what you order. Try and stay away from the rice, eating a lot of rice is going to make you put on weight. You could try ordering a soup, but make sure its one without coconut milk, as this will be fattening as well.

Drinks.

I would suggest just sticking to water if you really want to lose weight. If you stick to some cold water, it will help you burn calories by lowering your body temperature. Stay away from fruit juices as most of these will have extra calories that you just don’t need – why do you think apple juice tastes so delicious? Its because its so calorific, loaded with sugars you don’t need.


Exercise.

Thailand is not the best place in the world to exercise. Its just too hot here – as soon as you step out of the door, you are starting to sweat, this is why Thai people walk so slowly and stay out of the sun. I would suggest swimming or joining a gym with aircon. If you try to start running on the roads in Thailand, you will quickly come to realise that it is extremely dangerous what with its dogs and lack of pavements, its not the best place to concentrate on your MP3 player.

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