I think the braai concept plays a big role, not the only role, but a big one. All that red meat and beers.....but that said, I rarely drink anything. And when I do, I'm a one glass girl and I generally have chicken on the braai.....yet Im obese. So, that's why I say its not the only role.
For me personally, and as a South African, its bread and toppings and lack of exercise that work it off. My son has a ton of red meat with tons of beer.....but either the morning of his braai, or the day after, he will cycle 28kms up into the George Outeniqua Mountains. He comes home dripping wet, red faced and doesn't gain any weight from that braai.
En of every winter, my son goes on a minimum eating program with huge amounts of exercise and loses 10kgs in one month. The next month, he introduces tons of rice to his diet and loses a further 5kgs which brings him to goal weight. Sickening, but true.
For him its serious business and has proven that this system works for him.
I will NOT run emotionally from compliments and hide in fat layers for protection.
| current weight: 225.0