Why are Hawaiians overweight?

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  1. andrewWynn

    andrewWynn Junior Member

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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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    SuperNaruto Senior member

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    Alienwho Diamond Member

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    Tonga anyone?

    Pacific Islanders are big boned.
     
  4. Vonkhan

    Vonkhan Diamond Member

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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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    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.
     
  6. Queasy

    Queasy Moderator<br>Console Gaming

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    They're not overweight. They're just big-boned.
     
  7. djheater

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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.
     
  8. benchiu

    benchiu Platinum Member

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    Big bones covered in fat.
     
  9. Rudee

    Rudee Lifer

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    We're talking about a culture which consumes more canned SPAM then any other in the world.
     
  10. O2Deprived

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    Calories In > Calories Expended
     
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    leftyman Diamond Member

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    mmm.. pineapple and roast pig
     
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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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    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.
     
  15. Rudee

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    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.
     
  16. Coquito

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    Grilled Spam sandwiches. :thumbsup::)
     
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    aka1nas Diamond Member

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    LOL, that line was playing in my head when I opened this thread. :D
     
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    kinev Golden Member

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    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)
     
  19. Kanalua

    Kanalua Diamond Member

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    Because your perception is racist...

    As well as the lifestyle you have imposed on my people...
     
  20. JS80

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    Because of all the Spam they eat
     
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    I miss L&L. Delicious locomoco and spam musubi ;)
     
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    Bwahaha!!:laugh:
     
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    dennilfloss Past Lifer<br>1957-2014<br>In Memoriam

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    Oops. Wrong thread.:eek:
     
  24. buck

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    Calm down fatty. :p
     
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    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.