Post # 1
My weight has been on a roller coaster during the 7 years after high school. I’ve gained and lost weight too many times to count. The busier and more stressed out I am, the more I gain weight. When I’m in a routine and have free time, I lose weight. My problem right now is that I just moved to Beijing and all of the good American food I ate before I left the states is residing in my hips and I’ve been too busy to workout because of my new job. I’ve been here a month and things have settled down a bit, so I’m getting back into wedding planning mode, workout mode, and healthy eating mode. But I’m still 15 pounds and 7 months away from my wedding!
My body stubbornly loses weight, and at the best of times I could only lose about a pound a week. How can I control what I eat when I’m in a foreign country and I don’t know what’s in the dishes I eat half the time? Plus I’m in a white rice culture and unhealthy snacks are way too accessible (not to mention cheap). I just found a gym so hopefully that will help. But how do I lose weight on an Asian diet? I need help!
Post # 3
cook your meals at home. that way you know exactly what you’re eating and have control over the unhealthy ingredients. carry around healthy snacks with you so they’re always convenient.
Post # 4
I studied in Beijing for a month, and I found that the Chinese food there is much fresher and healthier than that found in the US. I would suggest eating a lot of veggies– in fact, while I was there I ate strictly vegetarian. Also, as tempting as it is– avoid American fast food restaurants.
Post # 5
whaaaaaaaaaaaat? lol i lived in China for 6 months and I lost tons of weight! walking everywhere and eating all the fresh veggies and whatnot? imho, the food there is SO much more healthy than in the states – just start choosing the right things :]
Post # 6
I had the same problem. I gained 50 pounds over two years in Japan. 🙁 The good news is that now that I’m in the States again, the pounds are melting off.
Post # 7
Beijing winter is hell on diets! Sign up for the Great Wall Marathon and get training – that’s how I lost 7k after my first 5 month winter in hibernation!
Post # 8
Thanks for all the support and advice fellow bees! I’m happy to say that this week I changed up my diet and joined a gym! I’ve already been there twice and took a Zumba class today. One of my co-workers introduced me to the gym, which is conveniently located halfway between my office and my apartment, and she’s going to be my gym buddy and keep me accountable. I hope I can keep this up!