As you may have already notices Japanese women are generally slim, and look really young and healthy – always in good shape. What’s their secret? A healthy and balanced diet. Although exercising is extremely important, your diet plays a key role in your well-being and shape.
Let’s have a look at how Japanese women succeed in staying slim:
A balanced diet
The Japanese diet is significantly diverse. The favored dishes include fish, seaweeds, vegetables, soy, rice, fruit, and green tea. The Japanese diet is versatile and balanced, and you could even say it’s lacking high-calorie and junk foods.
Specific cooking methods
The Japanese generally cook their food by stewing, grilling, steaming, or frying in a special pan with minimal oil. The vegetables are sliced so they look better and cook more quickly. The benefit of such methods is the fact that foods keep most of their nutritional properties.
Culture of eating
Eating is an important ritual in Japan. Japanese eat slowly, with small pieces, and the helpings and plates are also small.
In fact, the plate is never full to the brim. This way it’s impossible to overeat.
Rice, not bread
Rice is an essential part of each meal, and it’s cooked specifically without salt or butter. Thus, the absence of mealy foods helps keep their figures slim.
Breakfast is important
Breakfast is the most ample meal of the day in Japan. It’s their main course that includes several dishes, generally fish, rice, omelets, miso soup, a soy dish with greens, seaweeds and tea. Well, starting your day with such a meal must definitely bring benefits to your overall being, not to mention the energy you start your day with.
Dessert is rare
Dessert is served on quite rare occasions, and there’s generally just little of it. The Japanese sweets are very different from the American ones; they even have ice cream made of rice (mochi). Also, Japanese desserts are usually low fat and low sugar.
Have you tried the Japanese diet? Would you make these changes in your diet to stay slim and healthy? Please share with us in the comments section below.