SUBSCRIBE for new videos every week! "You're Asian, that's why you're skinny." I get that a lot! So I thought I'd look into the CORE PRINCIPLES of an ASIAN DIET to learn WHY we are "naturally" slimmer.
Of course, NOT all Asians are slim. I believe that it truly comes down to our lifestyle and also food intake. Watch this video through. I hope you'll find the tips here useful and you can start to implement some of these tips into your life. What are tips do you practice to stay healthy? Let me know in the comments below.
Joanna Soh is a certified Personal Trainer (ACE), Women’s Fitness Specialist (NASM) and Nutrition Coach (VN).
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9 Reasons Why Asians Are Slimmer
1) We choose tea or water over soft drinks
2) We eat smaller portions and we use chopsticks
3) We enjoy REAL food, not processed food
4) We eat on time
5) We take our meal time seriously
6) We enjoy soups
7) We enjoy more fermented food
8) Our desserts are nutritious
9) We use food as medicine
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This makes me want to go live in Asia for a while and pick up these food customs lol
i am a chinese, if you are dining out, you aren’t getting healthy food. only if you stay with a chinese household, you are getting healthy food. This video is actually very accurate, my family do exactly what this video said.
Saaammmeee , speacially japan !
Kari senpaii thats… no. Japanese are very judgemental and xenophobic. Not all the time obviously but it does happen.
NO SOUP FOR YOU!
I’m already feeling skinnier just looking at this
I need your energy tho
Feeling like is not being
You are absolutely correct, the western diet is processed and mass production, chemical filled and unhealthy.
keshnie pillay dont forget Preservatives
Not all western diet! At least Mediterranean diet is healthy!
The american diet is unhealthy.. Europe has good food culture generally
I’m Italian and I recognise myself in what she said in the video
And even if you do eat healthy they up the prices so much on healthy foods :/
1. Drink tea or water, not soda
2. Smaller portions, and use chopsticks to grab smaller portions of food
3. No frozen ready meals / fast food – eat freshly cooked food
4. No snacks, eat three wholesome meals
5. Mealtime is mealtime, focus on the food, without distractions to avoid overeating
6. Eating soups is common, fills you up quickly and has less calories
7. Eat fermented foods
8. Desserts are nutricious, like fruits, or soup…no chocolate or icecream
9. Fruit, herbs and spices are used as medicine
Jenneke Be careful with the amount of sodium in the soups
Spirit Nerd. All of this was in her description box tho !!😬😬😬
@101 Skully any result
*Pizza! Is! Not! Junk! Food!*
I’m Italian and I hate it when people put Pizza in the same category of burgers or hotdogs
Most diets (advised from professional dietitians) state that it is completely fine to have a pizza once per week.
Maybe it’s the way it’s made traditionally in Italy (not precooked but freshly made with quality ingredients) but it’s not empty calories nor junk food!
Pizza outside Italy is usually junk food and really crap. Eating pizza in Italy ruined pizza for me forever.
Pizza is devil food ..too many calories !!!
Tbh America usually ruins the concept of healthy, foreign foods and making them into really unhealthy processed food just for the flavor.
Italy makes pizza with fresh ingredients
Omg !!!The Americanized version is straight junk food ..period !!!
Lady: don’t eat your meals in front of the tv or the computer
*me literally eating breakfast while watching this video*
Too true LOL
Deviled 🥚 what about you?
sucks being an asian living in a western country…so much junk food everywhere! i didn’t grow up as skinny as most asians but i was also born with bigger bones too so i’d look “bigger” even when i was average
tho western food is taking over in asia too and asians aren’t as slim as they used to be
Dude same! My hips and ribs are soo dang wide and large. If i lost a lot of weight i woud look like i wore a belt for too long and my body just devided i two…
P.s. sorry 4 misspels! Im from Europe.
@Jogailė Jurkonytė lmaoooooo I wish my hips were big I feel like a man😭but I’m big boned as well especially in the shoulders and ribs
I wonder why even though I’m an asian living in the US. How am I not as overweight as other Americans?
Asian food ruless
nothing in america is close enough to walk or bike, the proportions here are HUGE , fast food places are everywhere (and cheap) there isn’t enough access to healthy foods for people on poorer areas… ALSO no offense , but you sound like ZECORA from MLP, i like it
Goddess shepherd I love MLP uwu
The closest market to me is a 30 minute drive away
People are getting killed with food in America. America is poisonous in some many ways to the mind and body and spirit and heart. It sickens me. I am glad I am woke. I have lost 90 lbs. I eat for my blood type only now.
FACTS… I need to move to Asia
Haha come I’m a south Asian
@100cv cv not *every* single asian.
asmr elvie ~*cOuGh*~ I feel you 😂
You don’t have to be that rude… I’m an average body and I’m an Asian that isn’t from japan and actually it depends on the person not the nationality -_-
I lived in Japan for two years, and the locals always told me that they ate using the 80% rule. eat until you feel 80% full, and stop. you will feel full later, without feeling stuffed.
One third of your stomach for food, one third for minerale water, and one third left empty for you to breathe, and we’re good to go 👍🏽
That was told by Nabiji(SAW)a lots of era ago
@CHUBBY BABY yep
@jen tape hate to disappoint you, in Tokyo most people eat unhealthy, high carb, high salt, low fiber food. Together with high intakes of alcohol. The portions made way smaller compared to US, that’s about it. When I’m out there is a mission to find side dishes of vegetables in restaurants, especially non deep-fried ones.
@Lara Cava yes maybe others eat unhealthy but majority they eat fish everytime and they serve smaller portion in a bowl
I think Asians tend to look skinnier because of their average narrower frame
Yeah I’m Chinese Canadian 🇨🇳🇨🇦 and I notice we have a smaller frame
you obviously didnt listen to anything this girl was talking about
Gigi D there’s that but then we do have a smaller frame so it contributes as well
Hillary Loves Kpop MSP I read your bio..
I just wanted to say that it’s pretty cool that you live in panama! Sorry, I know it’s pretty random to say that, but I mean it
-From a fellow asian living currently in the US
If you didn’t realize in the video she said, “East Asian.”
Just wanted to point that out for people that missed it 🙂
Lol, when I’m watching television I forget about my food and tend to eat slower
Same but with youtube
I am go both ways. Sometimes if I’m eating while I watch something I just sort of shovel it in without actually paying attention to what I’m eating, but if I’m watching something and really trying to listen to it, I don’t eat so much because chewing drowns out the show 😂
well, i usually like to stop eating before i feel full, but that means that I’ll leave at least some food and my parents
*do not agree to leaving food left on your plate*
Only get small portions at a time and you can get a bit more until you feel like ur 80% full… then just drink 2 bottles of water
Ssookawai lol I do that every single day of my life😂 My parents are sick of me.
You’re not latino right? A latina mom never lets you diet you always have to finish and eat some more.
Serve yourself the right amount then
That’s my life story 😂
The thing is, if you go up to a white American School and then pull Chopsticks out of your lunch box people are going to call you a weeaboo
Eat with a teaspoon, or buy kids size spoons. Every notice how small some little kids are when they eat using kid size eating tools?
not all asian use chopsticks 😂 we use spoon or sometimes hand. I’m a Filipino
*screaming in dolphin* STRRRAY KIDDZZZZ
Haha I’m a south Asian but I can’t use chopsticks
Me too!!! I use hands to eat 😂🇵🇭
Me too even in Sumatra they are commonly. I am indonesia.
Farifa Mon Same! 🇧🇩
Great wisdom from Asia which has developed over thousands of years. The American diet is terrible with so much fat, sodium and sugar. We’re all learning. I have terrible cravings for ice cream and burgers all the time. Asians are more disciplined with their food. Yes, food should be like medicine.
Yeah, I’m an asian living in the US, but I’ve always lived in an asian household with asian food so my weight is in check
I like asian food, that’s all..
I don’t think genetics have anything to do with Asians being slimmer. It’s all diet; Live by the cheese burger, die by the cheese burger.
Yes it is hereditary genes causes obesity.
*me watching this as a 12 year old*
Hmmmm so how am I gonna convince my parents…….
*I like water*
*A lot of water*
*My zodiac sign is in the water group*