I nearly choked on my piece of ice. I had actually lost a kilo recently because of Billy’s Boot Camp. It must have been all the vegetables I had been eating recently. They always made me feel bloated.
“Umm, thank you,” I replied, smiling.
“You also look like you’ve gained weight,” she commented to the other student, a Japanese girl who had the proportions of a toothpick.
Thank God, I thought to myself. I had been worried about the skinny girl for a long time.
“Actually, I eat all the time,” the skinny girl said. “I eat like six large meals a day but I can never gain any weight. Recently I’ve put on about a kilo because I added another meal. Now I eat seven large meals a day.”
I wondered if she had ringworm. Lucky girl.
I was constantly amazed at how the Japanese could stay so slim. I had read somewhere that the Japanese daily calorie intake was higher than Americans. Americans, however, tended to eat more sugar and refined carbohydrates, which was stored as fat.
I sighed deeply to myself. No amount of Billy's Boot Camp would shrink me that much.