The other night, after eating a normal U.S. meal, I got sick. Each time I return to the USA, I eat too much – there is too much food in the USA for me.
I have lived outside the USA now for over 15 years in countries where there is not much food selection. There just is not much on the menu. A person has to eat what is available and be happy. I seldom overeat. It is difficult to stuff myself because one gets bored with eating the same foods.
Yet inside the USA, there is such an overabundance of food – it is amazing. When I return to the USA, I am anxious; I find myself continuously thinking about food I have not eaten for months. I left the USA in October 2013 and returned May of 2013 after seven months abroad. After so much time away, one thinks he deserves a good meal.
The other night, I ate an ordinary U.S. meal – nothing large, just normal. (In fact I, often eat less than other people around me.) Yet, upon driving home, I remembered there was ice cream in the freezer, and thought to myself, “What the hell, I have not eaten ice cream in months.”
I ate a big bowl of ice cream, and a few minutes later, it was as if there was a volcano in my stomach. All these foods reacted, and the food was being rejected. My stomach refused to keep it, and I vomited.
I truly believe that after living outside the USA for over 15 years and only coming here to visit, my stomach is different. I no longer have an American stomach. It is the stomach of a person from underdeveloped countries.
I am not complaining. I am half the size of people around me, and everyone my age is older than me. …
Andy....post some pictures of fried bluegill or anything from cubbies or wall lake tavern!!
Hope your dad gets better soon
Should b Chubbies
I relate to that in a different way. I went on a diet, exercise program and fortunately lost about 22 lbs.
But after having done so over a 14 month period I decided I could eat some of that good, fat food again.
I also barfed it up. I was finally able to eat a little every now and then but never over do it.
Have you also noticed the many overweight, both adults and kids, since you returned.
America has a real serious problem with so many. I t costs business millions in lost man hours.
Average kids are growing up fat and at the same time a lot of our schools are cutting PE. That and all the couch potato computer time and games they play are cutting their life span down.
You may want to study the science of food combining. Sounds like you ate all the wrong foods and expected different results. It's not about the american diet,it's about how you combine the foods available to you.
A mathematician at the U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has some interesting things to say in a New York Times article, which is in QandA format:
Q: Did you ever solve the question posed to you when you were first hired — what caused the obesity epidemic?
A: We think so. And it’s something very simple, very obvious, something that few want to hear: The epidemic was caused by the overproduction of food in the United States.
Food is not our problen, life is. I blame most of it on lawyers. There are too many of them. They control our lives. Living in thr USA is like manuvering thru a minefield of legislation and rules all designed to make the lawyers more money. Wat else can you do, just eat and try to be happy.
Hope your Father gets well soon! It was horrible in 2009 when we knew my Mother would go any day! From the post above (Robbie) am not sad I left USA to reside in Central America in 1985. Rules and regulations.San Salvador here in Central America is now full of Malls and American chain La Gran Via enroute to Santa Tecla, and El Carmen in restored colonial section if Santa Tecla 14 km, west of San Salvador, we have McDonalds, Pozza Hut, Wendy's, Burger King and now Denny's is building a 24 hour Restaurant in the Zona Risa nightlife area. So, when I go to USA I go to New York City, still the corner Bodega but doesn't close at 8pm ioen all night. Best of Luck and know your Father will get well soon, Anyone who is on FB may join my Central American travel information and Tips group, open and bi lingual http://www.facebook.com/groups/discovercentralamerica a few km, west of Santa Tecla are Mayan Ruins and no Wendy's!!!!
I think Alan has a good point here, there is an over-production of food in the USA. The size of packages of food here are huge. If I buy a good bargain on Sunflower seeds, there is 3 times as much for the same as what I pay in some cheap poor country. Truly the cost of food in the USA is cheap, if I buy what I would eat outside the USA.
Whatever the reason, I never vomited when I lived inside the USA, now I eat too much and I am sick, my stomach just refuses the food.
There is way to much food available which is both a good and a bad thing. We have all this food and yet a lot of people are starving in other countries.
Just another reason a lot of other countries do not like us.
Oh well, that's big business and government doing their thing.