Japanese Diet Hacks

  • HEALTH & BEAUTY
  • CULTURE
  • Losing weight has always been such a hot topic. The Japanese diet is known as one of the healthiest diet routines in the world. However, this article is not about eating Japanese foods, it’s about eating your food in the Japanese way. Not only you’ll get a slimmer body, but it will also make you healthier and more beautiful inside and out. As the saying goes, “Beauty starts on the inside”.

    1. Eat using chopsticks

    Ever wondered why most Japanese are slim? Here’s the most obvious answer, because they eat using chopsticks. Eating with chopsticks forces you to slow down and take a smaller amount of food. While resting in between bites, it gives your stomach time to tell your brain that it is getting full. Try eating with chopsticks for a week and you’ll see.

    2. Substitue Green tea (Matcha) for coffee, milk, or hot choco

    Green tea is a local (low calories) drink which makes it an excellent alternative to coffee and other drinks. It is good for digestion and the antioxidants that it contains, it helps to clear the system of any toxins.

    3. Eat from a small plate or bowl

    People tend to fill their plates according to its size, the bigger the plate, the larger the portion size. In Japan, meals are served in small plates and bowls.

    4. Eat vegetables first

    Vegetables are rich in fibre and when consumed first, help to digest whatever is eaten after. Proteins are harder to digest when they’re eaten first and everything eaten after would take some time and it can make you feel bloated. Vegetables contain a digestive enzyme that helps break down proteins.

    5. Walking adds to the lifestyle

    In Tokyo, driving cars is not as common as it is in some other cities and countries. Walking is more typical. As a result, it is an instant exercise among both students and adults.

    6. Enjoy!

    Treat yourself with that yummy slice of cake! Enjoying yourself with snacks is not that bad. The more you hold yourself back from the thought of that delicious cake, the more likely you are to go wild and will end up eating the entire cake. Japanese are strict when it comes to dieting. However, Japanese are also serious about their snacks. They know that to snack right you have to sit down, take your time, and enjoy it. Also, Japanese snacks are usually portioned. You don’t need to eat more or less, just enough to be satisfied.