Everyone these days tries to look better and to be slimmer. This is mostly because it is fashionable, but some people have actually weight-related issues. By the way, has it ever occurred to you that Japanese people are the least prone to obesity?

Think about it, when it comes to the problem of obesity the first country you think is the USA. Why is that? We happen to live in a country of dreams, yet there are so many problems to deal with, right? Then, when you look at Europe – people there are less scared of obesity but the problem still exists and finally, when you look at Japanese people – the problem of obesity is almost non-existing for them. Weird, right?

That is why we decided to share with you a list of Japanese rules which are said to keep them in shape.

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#1 Eating with your eyes

The food they eat – it a masterpiece, that is why it takes them longer to eat it –they admire it first and then satisfy their hunger, yet again, slowly.

#2 Size

Their portions are a lot smaller than ours. In such a way you can enjoy a greater variety of food without overeating.

#3 Fullness

They stop eating when they are 80% full.

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#4 Light dinner

Dinner in the opinion of Japanese people has to be as light as possible, and juicy steak is not an option.

#5 Rice

They consume a lot of rice, and that is not only healthy but also pretty tasty when you know how to cook it right.

#6 Veggies

The smallest number of veggies you should consume throughout the day is five. How many do you have a day?

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#7 Veggies Pt.2

You should start your meal with vegetables first.

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#8 Fish

Meat is nice, but fish is better. That is why instead of eating more meat Japanese people consume more fish.

#9 Fermented food

Japanese make fermented foods a huge part of their menu – you should try it some time.

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#10 Soy products

Soy products are also pretty healthy and moderate consummation serves you good.

#11 Dessert

Unlike all kinds of delicious pastry – fresh fruits are the best dessert for Japanese.

#12 Tea

Green tea goes before coffee for Japanese – no wonder they are so slim.

#13 Moderation

If you think that Japanese do not like to treat themselves with hamburger or a bar of chocolates – you are wrong. But the difference lies in the amount; they consume all in moderation.

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