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Japanese Slimming Secrets

October 11, 2009

yoko oguroHere why Japanese girls’ secrets to stay slim:

1. Power Breakfasts
Their breakfast includes green tea (full of antioxidants), steamed rice, miso soup. It also includes a small omelette or piece of grilled salmon. These are a great start to the day as all foods are packed with nutritional benefits.

2. Fresh Fruit & Vegetables
Fresh fruit and vegetables, especially leafy greens is a must. Try and pick fruit and vegetables that are in season.

3. Small Portions
You can see the Japanese food portions compared to Western portions. They also eating with chopsticks, it should slow down the speed of consumption, giving you time to savour your food. Well, it takes 20 minutes for your stomach to register that it's full. Eating more slowly means that you're less likely to overeat.

4. Consume Fish
Japanese people eat around 69kg of fish per person each year. That's more than four times the average of the rest of the world. Cutting back on meat and replacing it with fish will decrease your risk of heart disease. Oily fish are full of Omega 3 oils which are good for your skin and have been proven to help children learn.

5. Soya
The Japanese eat ten times more soya products that any other nation. It's low in fat and calories and high in protein. The low incidence of breast and colon cancer in China and Japan has been partially attributed to the high consumption of soya products as research shows it to has anti-carcinogenic properties.

6. Informal Exercise
It's not just the diet that keeps Japanese women looking great and living longer. People walk or cycle everywhere. The 10,000 steps a day program was first popularised in Japan 40 years ago. The British Heart Foundation in the UK has recently embraced the program saying that 10,000 steps a day can give you a healthy heart and burn body fat.


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