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Fiction Alchemist



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 5:14 am Reply with quote
I actually put my reply ABOVE the quoted text so that if people view my past messages, that my message is the one that shows in the little message preview box.

On your other topic, I was fed VERY well as a baby, fed constantly, in fact, so your theory works well. Additionally, my father is 6'4" and lanky, and I ended up lanky as well (my legs are 39 inches long). My mother is 5'4", and the heights sort of balanced out to make me.

I guess it doesn't hurt that I'm a vegetarian, too. Anime smallmouth + sweatdrop

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Are you referring to him putting the quoted part after his response (bottom-quoting)? It's unusual and a tad annoying since the usual convention is to put the quoted part before the response (top-quoting). Not that there's a rule against it but when 99.9% of people use top-quoting the rare exception does tend to stand out like a sore thumb.

And while I'm off topic I'll respond to the scare crow who is an inch higher than me but two thirds my weight. The reason why some kids can seemingly eat anything without growing fat is partly due to their metabolic switch. If they were fed well during their first months in this world their metabolic switch will be set to "burn energy" for the rest of their lives. If they don't get enough as a baby it's set to "save energy". The body basically bets that the future will see similar availability or scarcity of food. There are also other factors such as growth rates, type of food and exercise that can influence how much children can eat without growing fat. Unfortunately, even energy burners can be overloaded with food and bulge out. Just takes a bit more effort.



Oh, and:

Azathrael wrote:
But of course for the US you can add in the special factor (more like the #1 factor) for obesity: Fastfood. I don't think any preconditioning can beat that.


Absolutely. Though other countries have fast food as well, I think Americans eat way too much of the garbage. I avoid it, myself.


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Greennunu



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 5:28 am Reply with quote
Japanese people dream about eating to much because they don't get enough to eat! It's like spending 15bux for a meal and get a kids meal size dinner over here! Not to mention the size of their "large drink" is the size of a small on in America!

The food is tasty though, cept when they try to imatate other asian foods, not many do it right.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 7:48 am Reply with quote
It isn't only Japan with the large drink as America's small. America is actually the exception, with their drinks being larger than the drinks in all other countries. It isn't that Japan (and other countries) don't eat enough, it's that America eats too much! This helps America in being the fattest country in the world, obviously.

I recommend watching Super Size Me, a FANTASTIC documentary about a man performing a dangerous experiment: eating nothing but McDonalds' food for a month!

Greennunu wrote:
Japanese people dream about eating to much because they don't get enough to eat! It's like spending 15bux for a meal and get a kids meal size dinner over here! Not to mention the size of their "large drink" is the size of a small on in America!

The food is tasty though, cept when they try to imatate other asian foods, not many do it right.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:44 am Reply with quote
Fiction Alchemist wrote:
It isn't only Japan with the large drink as America's small. America is actually the exception, with their drinks being larger than the drinks in all other countries. It isn't that Japan (and other countries) don't eat enough, it's that America eats too much! This helps America in being the fattest country in the world, obviously.

I recommend watching Super Size Me, a FANTASTIC documentary about a man performing a dangerous experiment: eating nothing but McDonalds' food for a month!

Greennunu wrote:
Japanese people dream about eating to much because they don't get enough to eat! It's like spending 15bux for a meal and get a kids meal size dinner over here! Not to mention the size of their "large drink" is the size of a small on in America!

The food is tasty though, cept when they try to imatate other asian foods, not many do it right.


Super Size Me was a load of crock. It took a forgone conclusion and beat you over the head with it. zOMG, I ate 5000 calories a day and I gained weight!! I for one was shocked, Shocked. For his next encore, he should announce "I'm going to drink nothing but beer and whiskey for a month. Wonder if it might have adverse affects....."

Plus, there didn't have to be dangerous. Another writer tried to duplicate the experiment in reverse (eating at McD's for 30 days) actually ended up losing weight.


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.Sy



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 11:28 am Reply with quote
I remember seeing something like that in Excel Saga, when she pigs out on a lot of food and her stomach is huge. I'm not sure she was asleep though, all I remember is Excel moaning with an expression like this --> -_- , so I'm not sure if that means awake or not.

Greennunu wrote:
Japanese people dream about eating to much because they don't get enough to eat! It's like spending 15bux for a meal and get a kids meal size dinner over here! Not to mention the size of their "large drink" is the size of a small on in America!
Well, America is the fattest country on Earth. Anyway, most people in Asia aren't fat and generally don't get fat until they eat fast food. Then all the problems occur. A helping of fish, rice, and green tea is definitely better than a double cheeseburger, fries, and Coke. They might not neccesarily eat a whole lot less.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 2:56 pm Reply with quote
Ah..I believe I might have seen the sleep mumbling about food in an episode of Samurai Champloo. After Fuu has gorged herself on an grotesque amount of food, she falls asleep and mumbles things about food. When done in the correct instance, "food mumbling" can be pretty funny. Wink
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Greennunu



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 7:29 am Reply with quote
Actually, alot of the world drinks are almost the same size as American's, if they are smaller they aren't as small as Japan's.

I haven't seen Super Size me, but I do know what it is about, and I have to agree with "The Ramblin' Wreck" since from what I've heard, anyone who does that should expect nothing else. Also while Supersize me was a big deal, me and my buddy ate at McDonalds every day for a few months as well, only difference was I worked out and he didn't, and of course I still got healthier, and he was on a downhill slope. So that documentary didn't really prove anything.

Asian eat fish rice and green tea, only because we don't have a choice(specially if we are from a third world country). If we did, we'd be like America in no time too. There is a good % of japanese people who are fat, it's just that in america there are more people with larger build therefore when they get fat it looks like htey are fatter than asian people, if you measure % wise, I'd say asian people aren't that much healthier, I've seen my fair share of fat japanese people to know that Asian's aren't fat free.

In fact Japanese food are more fatty than america, their serving size is just less, and the fact that they walk/bike a great distance everyday helps them out. AND they don't eat fish rice and green tea, just because those are soem famous things they have in Japan doesn't mean everyone does it, I can tell you I eat more rice than an average Japanese person does, and probably drink more green tea and if I had the chance eat alot more fish.

The fact is America might be "worst" in this area, but don't think other countries are that much better off. A Japanese person would love a Pepperoni and Sasuage Pizza alot more than an American, since all they got is mayonaise and crab pizza or salmon and mustard to pick from.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:48 pm Reply with quote
There was a Japanese guy that I knew, when he took his honeymoon over here, he went back to Japan having gained 20 pounds.....
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:02 am Reply with quote
I went to Wal-Mart recently during a busy day. I made a count, and when that count reached well over 100, I began getting tired of counting.

I was counting people who were fat, many of them children. There were also a scary number of people who rode around in those motorized scooters, not because of disabilities, but because they were too lazy to walk.

You can say "otherwise" on the fat epedemic if you'd like, but I saw very few people in the store on that day who I would call healthy.

As for Super Size Me... While it's anyone's right to dislike the movie (my mom thought the movie was stupid and she's a vegetarian, even), I do believe that many of the detracters may missed the point of the movie. You can mention people losing weight from eating fast food, but the fact is, most people WOULD gain the weight, so having someone lose weight from eating it proves nothing.

People also forget that fast food isn't only loaded with calories, but also with sugar, fat, and possibly addictive chemicals. These places aren't in business to care about what they do to people, they're trying to make money, and they won't let scruples get in the way. It's understandable; many people are individualists.

Additionally, when people are offered more food, they will eat more food, whether they need to eat that much or not. It's a psychological thing. Thus, "Would you like to Super Size?" They often ask that as well, with only the intention of sleazily pushing the larger sizes, knowing full well that people with less willpower may be unable to refuse.

Though I'm fueling it as much as anyone, I do believe that my topic has gone off-topic now. I'm not complaining, merely pointing the fact out as a way, of sorts, of saying that it has outlived its usefulness.

Thanks to those who have contributed info for me. Anime smile

LATER EDIT: And now, with all of the info on trans-fat out and about, Super Size Me has been proven correct. Fortunately, the trends seem to be becoming that fast food restaurants remove the trans-fat from their food.

Also, I sure was brash and rude back then, talking about all of the overweight people like that. My apologies.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:32 am Reply with quote
"We can't, we're siblings." Is this another comedic convention in Japan? I just watched Rozen Maiden last week, and this line seemed to come out of nowhere. I wondered what the deal was with it.

As for fat Americans- just wait, the Third World is soon to catch up. I saw a report last summer about how junk foods had recently invaded Latin America, and they showed a grocery store in Mexico which devoted ten isles to junk food, much more than you would see in any American store.

Also, like anime, food is much more expensive in Japan than here. Japanese spend, on average, twice as much of their income on food as Amercians. Amercians used to spend the same amount as Japanese, but prices have fallen drastically here, which has coincided with the increase in obesity.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:46 am Reply with quote
The thing with the Japanese is though they might eat a lot, they're in BETTER physical condition. For one, kids will walk to school, sometimes a mile distance and sometimes up hills. Another thing, most Japanese businessmen take the train to work, which means they WALK. I know how over here in the US, you cannot get anywhere without a car, but there's always the weekends where you can work out. People just don't. They have barbeques.....
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:06 am Reply with quote
fighterholic wrote:
The thing with the Japanese is though they might eat a lot, they're in BETTER physical condition. For one, kids will walk to school, sometimes a mile distance and sometimes up hills. Another thing, most Japanese businessmen take the train to work, which means they WALK. I know how over here in the US, you cannot get anywhere without a car, but there's always the weekends where you can work out. People just don't. They have barbeques.....


or just a 30min jog daily.

I'm not the one to talk but until a few years ago I just sit infront of my computer all day and got ultra fat, so if u can get off your lazy arses and jog/run 30min daily(or just 5 times a week), it will help alot.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 8:36 am Reply with quote
fighterholic wrote:
The thing with the Japanese is though they might eat a lot, they're in BETTER physical condition. For one, kids will walk to school, sometimes a mile distance and sometimes up hills. Another thing, most Japanese businessmen take the train to work, which means they WALK. I know how over here in the US, you cannot get anywhere without a car, but there's always the weekends where you can work out. People just don't. They have barbeques.....


I find this kind of funny, as if its crazy to walk distances over a mile. Very Happy I walked 2.4 kilometers (1.5 miles~) to school every day for the time I went there. The minimum distance to get a bus pass was 2.5 kilometers. Anyways, I still think that Japanese probably walk a lot more, but non the less, 1 mile really isn't that much.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 7:05 pm Reply with quote
This is a bit like trainspotting... I just observed another instance of the "I can't eat any more" meme, in episode 24 of Gokujou Seitokai, wherein the sleeping Randou Rino mumbles "Mou taberarenai...".

(And once again, the character who says this is someone who is portrayed as foolish or stupid.)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:11 pm Reply with quote
I've just started watching My Hime. Mikito (the girl with the big sword) seems to really like her food, so I'm waiting to see if there's a scene like that. Laughing Wink
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