6'2 ... not 6'6. 6'2 250 lbs is still pretty large, especially for Asian
Have you ever looked at the girls in Asian soap operas, dramas and similar TV series? (especially Korean ones)?
They're nearly all wide-eyed and have a creamy, flawless complexion...beautiful! And in nearly all cases, they're unusually thinner than the typical Asian girl.
Uh ... cosmetic / plastic surgery??? Not all Korean eyes are naturally like that. Some Koreans are actually more narrow eyed than other Asians. And the complexion on their faces ... uh, make up??? Especially on magazines, movies, TV
Don't forget that Asia is a country noted particularly for competitiveness, rivalry, diligence, and in some cases, Asians are seen as easily motivated by jealousy.
Uh ... it's also like that in the West. To say it's just Asians motivated by jealousy is a racist and ignorant thing to say
About food ... I'm NOT saying you can't eat Chinese food and that it always sucks. Even I like Chinese food sometimes. But HONESTLY ... do you REALLY think a typical Chinese diet has alot of nutrition???
"Just look at me!!! K, I was born and raised up in Beijing where for around 3 years before I came to Canada I kept weighing 44kg, which is around 97lbs. Yet I occasionally considered myself fat. I was constantly told that i was slim-not skinny b/c of my height being 160/1cm(=5'3. When I was a child, I was encouraged to eat more all the time, cuz that was the time to grow-asians dont wanna be short. So I was never starving, and yes I was a picky eater (i didnt eat rice!!!!can u imagine that?!!). later on in life, say after 16 or so, women are expected to be in good shape, like slim figure with curves ideally. So I cannot agree on the advantages of rice ... sounds like a huge lie to me. Dude, do u know what actual chinese food looks like?!! Do u know how much veggies ppl eat? do u know how cheap veggies and fruits are?? okay, say a typical meal in my family dinner, which was considered great by my friends and other relatives~ sea food(expensive in Beijing, i must say, compared to that in vancouver. a luxury for average inner mainland chinese families):$20-30 OR types of red meat/chicken soup/duck/other: $10-20 combined rice: $1 or 2, veggies: <$1/dish (sometimes we might try some unseasoned or expensive/exclusive veggies/herbs, and in that case, the price soars accordingly, so infact average $2 i'd say) usually times 3 or more. 0-3 eggs/day:<$1.50 fruit: we were quite prodigal on that, the way americans are obsessed with dissert i guess. $10-20, cuz we had a huge amount+variety of whole fruits, hardly bought any proceeded fruit. if u only have seasonal fruit, say Beijing's watermelon in summer, it can be as cheap as 30cent/lbs, and it will taste fantastic! I think the diet structure is really important, and it certainly has to do with industrialization cuz its apparent that ppl's appetite's changing. we r eating way too rich i would say. being fat is just one of the prblems from overproduction + wasting.
Speak for yourself. Doesn't apply to everyone
about body fat, asians have more fat in their body i think. Norm: thighs should not touch, no abs will be perfect, arms should be slim, not muscular(thatll probably be considered disgusting...).
What kind of stupid BS is that??? Especially about the muscular arms. What's wrong with that??? Unless you mean huge arms on a skinny body. It depends how big. If I had like 24" inch pythons on my body the way it currently is ... that would be f**ked up. Your bones have to be big enough to support whatever muscle mass you have or you'll look like a freak and it won't be as easy to move around. So if someone with small bones did steroids ... that wouldn't be too good. All those bodybuilders in competition do steroids ... some of them even admit it. It's just NOT natural to be THAT muscular. That's why average people don't look like that. Steroids have side effects anyway.
i agree with the majority, its definitely down to the their lifestyle that the majority of asians are so skinny they generally eat healthier foods and do plenty more exercise compared to their western counterparts
I actually think the majority either doesn't eat enough or not enough of the right foods. I also think too many of them spend too much time on school or sedentary work so no I don't think they get enough exercise. Asian cultures, also in general, usually aren't known to be too sporty ... except maybe with their own cultural sports and physical activities. In school ... how many Asians were jocks??? Neither was I. I just exercised at home.
Damn Asian parents don't encourage their sons and daughters in sports or physical activity. It's always about getting As in school.
I am chinese about 5'6 and I weight 115lb. I really don't exercise that much...all i do is run 2.5 miles every other day and I don't watch what i eat but i really don't eat that much to begin with...so I have no idea why people in school (catholic high school in NJ) call me skinny
You are underweight. If you were like 5'4 or shorter ... okay
Edited by 6shot, 01 March 2010 - 08:58 PM.