View Full Version : South American diet observation

Dave Paton
04-24-2008, 07:20 AM
I just spent 10 days in Bolivia. this was my third trip to Bolivia and my umpteenth trip to South America. However, I hadn't realized in the past how little protein the people actually eat. I had been averaging around 150-200 grams of protein a day. I think I was getting about 30 grams per day down there. all meals have a tiny piece of meat and then tons of starch. for example, i went to a rotissery (sic?) chicken place and got one chicken leg on top of a moundful of rice, with a side of noodles and yucca plant. Breakfast is bread. I am sure this is because meat is much more expensive and the starch is used as a filler. Obviously, most guys down there have no muscle to them whatsoever. It makes you wonder what the population would look like if they were able to eat more protein.

Jay Cohen
04-24-2008, 08:09 AM
That's why God created the Coca Plant.

Chew On.

Ari Kestler
04-24-2008, 08:27 AM
I found the same thing in spain...and each time I've been to other parts of europe i've seen the same thing....it's why all euros are built 5'11 130lbs soaking wet...

Dave Van Skike
04-24-2008, 11:28 AM
eduardo failed to get the memo.