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Why does Japanese people tend to have a slim body?
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Posted 2/28/10
Japan actually has a strict standard for obesity. Being chubby in other countries may be considered obese in Japan. So people just follow regulations
Posted 2/28/10
My Brother has been to Kurashiki for a Karate tournament and he said most of the food he saw on the market was mostly Western style, they had burgers and stuff...but he said from what he saw, that exercise was a part of eveyrday life, like in the office they'd do sit ups on their breaks and stuff and sit on Pilates Balls instead of chairs, sitting on a ball helps core strength (core strength being the center of your body, if your strong here your strong everywhere) and its just little things like that. They manage to fit exercise into their everyday routine no matter what.
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I really dun think its just Asians always staying slim x.x though most may be thin it depends on who ur comparing ur weight to. My friends always compare themselfs to be [of course the smallest person in the group] and then they think they're fat <.< and theyre not
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Umm...because most of their food are based on rice...
and they eat with chopsticks so they eat little amounts,and know when they are full.But i'm not sure..just a wild guess xD
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autumn_dreamsicle wrote:

I think the majority of Japanese people tend to have a slim body, and I was wondering it is because they tend to stand to eat. In Japan there are a lot of standings serving ramen, and they eat standing up. Well I think it is one of the factors why they might be more slender, and I know they have smaller portion meals. Anyways I came across this article from this website http://www.realage.com/tips/lose-fat-just-by-standing , and I immediately thought about how the certain Japanese people eat standing up.


Mainly because they dont have 10 mc donalds around every corner, the majority of them knows what vegetables is and actually eats them...

Another reason could also be that they dont eat more than their bodies actually needs.


yeah one of my sister went to Japan, and she so their food is really fresh there. The majority of the sushi restaurant do not have rolls like dragon roll, so they mainly serve sashimi style sushi. The serving portion in Japan is smaller than where I live.
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alastor5192 wrote:

Japan actually has a strict standard for obesity. Being chubby in other countries may be considered obese in Japan. So people just follow regulations :P


Under the western standard that I am not overweight for my body, but I feel like my weight is not good for my body though. Yeah thanks for sharing the information.
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missa-cici wrote:

Umm...because most of their food are based on rice...
and they eat with chopsticks so they eat little amounts,and know when they are full.But i'm not sure..just a wild guess xD


acutally I was watching tv about this subject, and many Japanese well mainly the tradition Japanese would not eat very full. Many of them live to be 100 yrs old. In nutrition class, my teacher told my classmates and me about how are body is aging when we are eating.
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asianboii wrote:

i think it's most asians..rather than just saying japanese people...the foods are usually much healthier also..don't go to fast food much


yeah i understand most Asian tends to be slimmer not just Japanese, but I just questioning is it because they stand while they eat. I just read an article how people could loose weight if they stand up instead of siting around, so that's why I created this forum.
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Posted 2/28/10
maybe because they just eat better foods....
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Kippu wrote:

It's not just the japanese. I think it's most asians. Also my theory is the chopstick. You put small amounts of food in your mouth with chopsticks than you do with spoons.


risk-free way to lose those pounds: change your current utensils to chopsticks.
Posted 2/28/10
I'm not sure, My sister' boyfriend is very skinny O_____O; so is my bf.
I guess Metabolism perhaps? o.o;
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Posted 2/28/10
Pfft, Japanese people.
It's most asians in general.
Plus most likely a longer metabolism.
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AnimeCharmz wrote:

maybe because they just eat better foods....


How would you know it's "better"?
Just asking.
Because that's opinion.
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Yuuhki wrote:


AnimeCharmz wrote:

maybe because they just eat better foods....


How would you know it's "better"?
Just asking.
Because that's opinion.


What i mean by better is like healthier foods..... [In America, us americans tend to eat alot of fast food like Mcdonalds, Burger King, etc.....]

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Posted 2/28/10
genetics and healthy eating habits i guess

FYI there are fat Asians too (sumoooooooooooo~)
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