Went to a Korean BBQ now I know why Asians are so skinny

So I went to a Korean BBQ place and the sides were just veggies and the meat was obviously done on the BBQ/Grille.

I'm no culinary expert but what was very evident was:

A. Lack of breads

B. Lack of buns

C. Lack of cheese

D. Lack of desserts

Literally all they eat is grilled meats and raw vegetables like Kim Chi.

It's a zero-carb and zero-sugar diet.

Compare that to the natural intake of your typical American:

A. Day starts as Starbucks drive-thru with a latte (300 cals)

B. Fries and sammich (600 single patty 1000 double patty with cheese)

C. Sugary beverage again for lunch (Sprite undieted 140 cals)

D. Pizza for snack and fries at 6 PM (1500 cals)

E. Pasta for dinner (1000 cals) with lots of cheese 

Now this is a generalization but it's evident that it's very hard to come across a fat Japanese, Korean, et cetera.

One wonders if they deliberately chose this lifestyle or it just worked out naturally.

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plskystks, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Bruh, this is clearly a clown post but I'll engage anyways. No cheese? Do you know Korean food at all? Also, you clearly have 0 understanding of how they marinate meats (hint: involves a lot of sugar). Plus add in a culture of binge drinking associated with kbbq... not really the strongest argument.

In reality, Korean food can be quite healthy since most people aren't chomping on meat in every meal, especially if they aren't well off.

I'm going to leave this video here for you as to why Japanese people are not fat fucks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr4MmmWQtZM&t

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rasalkhaima, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Relatively speaking, I'm in the right direction.

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8mo 
Infovest, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I never thought about that and it's a good point. I think Americans eat a lot more processed food too, which could be a factor as well. 

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financeabc, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I am not really sure if this is a troll post or not.  Are we talking about Asians who live in Asia or Asians who are Asian American. An Asian American's diet may not be substantially different from that of a white (or any other race) American's diet if they have a similar level of education.   With that said, diet and education are probably highly correlated and since Asian Americans tend to be highly educated, they probably eat in a more healthful way than those who are not as educated.  I am not Asian but I try to eat a lot of vegetables and low fat foods that are high in protein.  

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br-ead, what's your opinion? Comment below:

As a Korean who likes to eat healthy, I can appreciate where you're coming from but this is honestly a really fucking dumb post LOL. Koreans/ East Asians in general prefer to be thin because of the extreme nature of East Asian beauty standards…thicc women being attractive is a foreign concept in most Asian countries. The incidences of stomach/liver cancer in Korea are high because of the types of food they eat there and the amount of alcohol they drink. Koreans love cheesy foods, processed instant noodles, etc etc. It seems like you're basing this post on an isolated observation lol I can assure you there are many overweight Koreans both here in the US as well as Korea.

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4mo 
APAC Marshall, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Can't agree more. I am korean too. Born here and never been abroad more than a year

8mo 
calvincoolridge, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Koreans are getting fat af.  Every dude in his 30s an up in Korea has a rice belly.  Lots of chubby ajumas.   They eat soooo much rice and then snack on paris baguette bread shops.  Tons of carbs.  Its basically the most pro carb diet in the world(every meal has rice).

Not as fat as Americans, but koreans are getting fatter.

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papertiger, what's your opinion? Comment below:
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anothergodammasian, what's your opinion? Comment below:

According to your username are you from UAE?

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snones, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Do you think Koreans eat BBQ everyday? There might not be much bread but they do eat a lot of rice and noodles.

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8mo 
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Korean BBQ is good - I like hotpot better though.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Troy McClure, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Lol I first thought that the title was "Went to a Karen BBQ…"

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Whatever1984, what's your opinion? Comment below:
Troy McClure

Lol I first thought that the title was "Went to a Karen BBQ…"

I'd personally love to try some grilled Karen.

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Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:
Whatever1984
Troy McClure

Lol I first thought that the title was "Went to a Karen BBQ…"

I'd personally love to try some grilled Karen.

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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GandalfIbanking, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Sounds like the KBBQ isn't very indicative of most of "Asian" diets. That's specifically Korean, who in Korea tend to have a plant based diet because of how expensive meat is. Chinese people have tons of carbs with rice, noodles, etc w/ lot oils and sauce, and have plenty of breads and buns for breakfast and afternoon.

Otherwise, many of us just have absolutely insane metabolism. I am 5'10, 130lb, and eat a tub of rice a day. It does not phase me. My brother was the same and I know several others like this too. It does start to slow in our mid twenties though. 

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rasalkhaima, what's your opinion? Comment below:
GandalfIbanking

Sounds like the KBBQ isn't very indicative of most of "Asian" diets. That's specifically Korean, who in Korea tend to have a plant based diet because of how expensive meat is. Chinese people have tons of carbs with rice, noodles, etc w/ lot oils and sauce, and have plenty of breads and buns for breakfast and afternoon.

Otherwise, many of us just have absolutely insane metabolism. I am 5'10, 130lb, and eat a tub of rice a day. It does not phase me. My brother was the same and I know several others like this too. It does start to slow in our mid twenties though. 

5 10 and 130 LBS WTF YOu must be a fucking pole

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Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

riiiiiiight

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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financeabc, what's your opinion? Comment below:

GandalfIbanking

Sounds like the KBBQ isn't very indicative of most of "Asian" diets. That's specifically Korean, who in Korea tend to have a plant based diet because of how expensive meat is. Chinese people have tons of carbs with rice, noodles, etc w/ lot oils and sauce, and have plenty of breads and buns for breakfast and afternoon.

Otherwise, many of us just have absolutely insane metabolism. I am 5'10, 130lb, and eat a tub of rice a day. It does not phase me. My brother was the same and I know several others like this too. It does start to slow in our mid twenties though. 

5'10 130? .. I have not been that weight since junior high school

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Lawrence3, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I've never found that to be a typical American diet. Most of the overweight people I've met have issues with too many carbs, sugars, and snacking combined with inactivity and poor sleep

Also, if you can eat pizza and fries at 6pm and then pasta later that night, you are an absolute freak

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Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:
Lawrence3

Also, if you can eat pizza and fries at 6pm and then pasta later that night, you are an absolute freak

What about Domino's pasta breadbowls? Are you a freak if you eat these as well? Carbs filled with carbs. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Lester Freamon, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Do people still think carbs are necessarily bad for you in and of themselves? I think the reason people are more fit internationally due to:

1. Less reliance on cars/taxis to get around. Walking around = more calories burned in a day

2. Higher-quality food in general. I can't confirm this as a fact, but many people have told me that food in other cities are more nutrient dense than a similar food in America

3. Portion control and the fact that our serving sizes are huge in America vs the rest of the world

I realize that everyone is different, but I personally have found no difference in my weight loss when I eat a similar amount of calories but lower my carbs or fat, respectively. To me, it comes moreso down to eating satiating foods (i.e. protein, high fiber, or healthy fats that are more satiating and less palatable than simple sugars) and controlling how much I eat versus cutting out entire macronutrients out of my diet.

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Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yeah carbs aren't inherently bad. They are fuel for activities.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Yankee Doodle, what's your opinion? Comment below:

America was already surpassed by Mexico in terms of fatness. Those little Polynesian islands have historically been the fattest places in the world. In a couple of decades, obesity in the US will be surpassed by the Arab Gulf states and a few European countries (UK and Ireland specifically).

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