The Chopstick Diet - The Effortless Way To Lose Weight Quickly!
Japan is the country where women live longer than any other country on earth. It is country where the population has the lowest level of obesity in the developed world and where many 40 year olds are often mistaken for 20 year olds.
So how do they do it?
The Japanese Chopstick Diet is effortless
The worst thing about many diets is they are not natural and people therefore see them as a chore and simply give up.
The Japanese chopstick diet is natural and a sensible way to eat. You will never have hunger cravings and really enjoy a huge variety of food, including sweets!
The Perfect Diet For All
The traditional Japanese diet is very low in cholesterol, fat, and calories, and high in fiber and here are the main points in understanding why it's so healthy.
Secret 1 - Rice
How many times in a week do you eat rice? The answer for Japanese is simple daily.
Rice is rich in carbohydrates and proteins it is the basis of the Japanese diet. To the Japanese, rice is not just a food; it is part of the Japanese culture and the very identity of Japan.
Secret 2 -Fish
The Japanese eat about 70kg of fish per person per year, that's four times as much as the average for the rest of the world. Eating fish (particularly oily fish) lowers your risk of disease and increases vitality and you should aim for 4 portions a week or more.
Secret 3 Soya
The Japanese eat 10 times more Soya produce than any other nation. Low in calories and fat and high in protein Soya is also packed with plant oestrogens.
Secret 4 Variety
In Japan in a recent study people averaged 100 different foods a week compared to just 30 in other western countries. In the Japanese diet a premium is placed upon freshness and natural flavor; people like to eat ingredients at their "shun" or "now-in-season" in Japanese. Bamboo shoots, tuna, and herring of spring; bonito of early summer; matsutake (a type of mushroom) and chestnuts in autumn. Eating the ingredients in season provides variety and a better way to get all the nutrients you need naturally.
Secret 5 - Portions
Portions tend to be smaller and are savored. Each portion is eaten slowly, so your stomach has more time to register when you are full, while the slowness of eating aids digestion.
Secret 6 Breakfast
We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, giving a boost of energy and preventing hunger pangs later. A typical breakfast might include green tea, steamed rice, miso soup with tofu, spring onions and maybe omellete and grilled salmon. Sounds better than Muesli to us!
Secret 7 Cook Light
In the Japanese diet food is usually steamed, pan fried, simmered or stir fried over intense heat. This method of cooking helps the food retain more of the nutrients and particularly anti ageing antioxidants.
Secret 8 Sweets
The Japanese diet has roon for these treats. They love chocolate, pastries, ice cream and cookies. The difference is they view them as a regular treat and do not overdo the portions.
Secret 9 It's Not Really Part Of The Diet But It Helps!
You don't really need to eat Japanese food with chopsticks it simply helps you savor your food as we discussed in point 5.
The Japanese have probably the best diet on earth and it does not just revolve around Sushi. In fact, after reading the above you will see it is really a natural way of eating.
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