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-------------譯者:yuhdyu-審核者:龍騰翻譯總管------------

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When I moved to Thailand, weight dropped off of me.

我搬到泰國生活之后,瘦了一大圈。

I’ve always had to struggle to maintain my weight, but for the first time in my life, I became thin without trying. When I arrived in Thailand, I was a bit heavier at the time due to having my arm in a cast and being unable to exercise. I dropped 35 pounds in 6 months.

一直以來我都想方設法地控制體重不超標,可這次,我沒怎么費勁就瘦了,這在我人生中還是第一次。我剛到泰國的時候,由于我的胳膊打著石膏,不能進行鍛煉,比以前更加胖了。到了泰國之后,在6個月之內我就瘦了35磅(約32斤)。

I went from this:

我去之前體型是這樣的:



To this:

去了之后則變成這樣:





Now, I’m absolutely certain it’s infinitely harder to be thin in America than it is anywhere else.

現在,我十分肯定,在美國要想變瘦,比在世界上任何其他地方都要更加困難。



In Thailand, there’s never free food anywhere. My mechanic does not have coffee and donuts in his shop. If you want food in church, you bring it yourself. There definitely are not free samples at the grocery store. No free coffee anywhere! (Actually, I miss the free coffee everywhere in America)

在泰國,從來不會有免費的食物。我去修車的時候,修車店里不會有咖啡和甜甜圈。如果你想在教堂里面吃點東西,你得自己帶過去。而這里的雜貨店,更不會有什么免費的試吃品給你吃。這里不像美國那樣到處都有免費的咖啡?。ㄊ率瞪?,我有點懷念美國滿大街的免費咖啡了。)

-------------譯者:unclezeng-審核者:龍騰翻譯總管------------

Next, advertising is everywhere in America. They make their burgers and fries look HOT and STEAMY. I’ll be driving to school and suddenly thinking about a burger when I’m not even hungry because I saw a picture of it on a billboard. When I watch TV, I’m bombarded with food commercials. Spotify commercials, Youtube commercials, Facebook ads all have food!!!!! If you don’t want to think about food in America, too bad, you have no choice.

另外啊,美國廣告無處不在。(廣告里的)漢堡和炸雞看起來就仿佛剛出爐似的誘人。當我駕車去學校的路上,明明不餓卻會突然想吃漢堡,這是因為看到了戶外廣告牌上的誘人圖片。當我看電視的時候,我被各種食品的商業廣告轟炸,Spotify(老美的流媒體音樂平臺)、油管、臉書上都有食品廣告?。?!在美國,如果你不想去想關于食物的事,那很遺憾,因為(隨處可見的食品廣告)讓你沒有選擇的余地。

In Thailand, the shops I pass don’t put up pictures of their food. In fact, most of their menus have pictures taken with what looks like a phone camera. If I wasn’t hungry, their phone pictures weren’t going to make me any hungrier unlike the perfectly photoshopped food in American advertisements. Facebook ads are all centered on skincare products instead of food. My cravings all went away.

在泰國,我路過的商店不會展示其店內食物的圖片。事實上,很多他們菜單上的圖片看起來就像是用手機拍攝的。如果我不餓,這種用手機拍攝出來的圖片并不會勾起我太多的食欲,不像在美國那種精美的,PS過的食物廣告。這邊的臉書廣告更多聚焦于護膚品而不是食物,我的食欲都消失了。



In conclusion, I think it’s way easier to be thin in Southeast Asia than it is in the United States. Though, with Western food making its way into Thailand, obesity levels have been rising.

總之,在東南亞保持身材苗條比在美國容易。盡管隨著西方食品進入泰國,(泰國人的)肥胖率也在上升。