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Old 05-02-2007, 02:22 PM   #1
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Why are Hawaiians overweight? It was observed by a friend who took a cruise between the different islands? She noticed the 'native-looking' people being overweight.

Is there a diet issue? We're looking for a scientific answer. Please don't flame me for picking on Hawaiians. I saw "Fast Food Nation" on MSNBC over the weekend. Not sure we it's the same issue.
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:25 PM   #2
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They're not over weight, its their culture.. http://www.polynesia.com/
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:25 PM   #3
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Tonga anyone?

Pacific Islanders are big boned.
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:26 PM   #4
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if i were a native of a beautiful sunny island, i'd be happy n fat too
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:28 PM   #5
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Why are Hawaiians overweight? It was observed by a friend who took a cruise between the different islands? She noticed the 'native-looking' people being overweight.

Is there a diet issue? We're looking for a scientific answer. Please don't flame me for picking on Hawaiians. I saw "Fast Food Nation" on MSNBC over the weekend. Not sure we it's the same issue.
For the same reason most native Americans, Innuit and, just plain old Americans are over weight, too many refined sugars and complex carbs in our diets.
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:28 PM   #6
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Default Why are Hawaiians overweight?

They're not overweight. They're just big-boned.
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:28 PM   #7
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The same reason any American, poor, uneducated social group is overweight. Easy access to inexpensive high calorie foods and strong marketing presence.
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:31 PM   #8
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They're not overweight. They're just big-boned.

Big bones covered in fat.
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:32 PM   #9
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We're talking about a culture which consumes more canned SPAM then any other in the world.
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:33 PM   #10
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Calories In > Calories Expended
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:33 PM   #11
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mmm.. pineapple and roast pig
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:38 PM   #12
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:40 PM   #13
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Some of the samoans are just big boned and big bodies people. Take for example, Mark Hunt. He is like a 6'2" 300 lb kickboxer. I'm fairly certain his cardio is better than 95% of the people on this board, yet he looks very out of shape. Genetics has a lot to do with it. Plus some people just eat too much.
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:41 PM   #14
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Jules: You remember Antoine Roccamora, half black, half Samoan, used to call him Tony Rocky Horror?
Vincent: Yeah, maybe. Fat, right?
Jules: I wouldn't go so far as to call the brother fat, I mean he got a weight problem. What's the n**** gonna do? He's Samoan.
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:48 PM   #15
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Some of the samoans are just big boned and big bodies people. Take for example, Mark Hunt. He is like a 6'2" 300 lb kickboxer. I'm fairly certain his cardio is better than 95% of the people on this board, yet he looks very out of shape. Genetics has a lot to do with it. Plus some people just eat too much.

Big boned Hawaiians.. yes. Having been to Hawaii several times I can vouch that many of the locals are suffering from big stomach bone and a big ass bone.
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:52 PM   #16
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:54 PM   #17
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Jules: You remember Antoine Roccamora, half black, half Samoan, used to call him Tony Rocky Horror?
Vincent: Yeah, maybe. Fat, right?
Jules: I wouldn't go so far as to call the brother fat, I mean he got a weight problem. What's the n**** gonna do? He's Samoan.
LOL, that line was playing in my head when I opened this thread.
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:58 PM   #18
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Some of the samoans are just big boned and big bodies people. Take for example, Mark Hunt. He is like a 6'2" 300 lb kickboxer. I'm fairly certain his cardio is better than 95% of the people on this board, yet he looks very out of shape. Genetics has a lot to do with it. Plus some people just eat too much.
Anyone who can come that close to beating Fedor has got to be in at least decent shape. (Not that he was THAT close, just closer than most)
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Old 05-02-2007, 03:00 PM   #19
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Because your perception is racist...

As well as the lifestyle you have imposed on my people...
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Old 05-02-2007, 03:01 PM   #20
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Because of all the Spam they eat
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Old 05-02-2007, 03:01 PM   #21
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I miss L&L. Delicious locomoco and spam musubi
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many of the locals are suffering from big stomach bone and a big ass bone.

Bwahaha!!:laugh:
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Because your perception is racist...

As well as the lifestyle you have imposed on my people...
Calm down fatty.
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The same reason any American, poor, uneducated social group is overweight. Easy access to inexpensive high calorie foods and strong marketing presence.
You don't have to be uneducated or poor to like McDonalds or Taco Bell. In fact, most anything that tastes good, is probably bad for you.
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