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    Weight Loss Tips from Around the World

    Weight Loss Tips from Around the World

    To eat, or not to eat - that is the question. I don't think Shakespeare would appreciate miss quoting Hamlet, but with all the various, diets, diet foods, diet books and diet supplements on the market and yet nearly two thirds of people overweight or obese, it seems like not eating is the only option left.
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    Americans take pride in being "first" in various scenarios and situations. I don't think being one of world's heaviest nations was intended to be included on that list. Following are some great weight loss tips and eating habits from "slimmer nations" around the world:

    1. Indians have very healthy food habits. A majority of Indian people are vegetarians and don't eat meat or eggs. They eat yogurt regularly, and a dish called roti/naan, which is made with wheat flour and served at lunch or dinner along with small portions of rice.

    2. The Indian culture strictly uses only fresh vegetables. If they eat meat, it is only twice a week or on special occasions.

    3. Rich desserts are appreciated in India, but they are only served after the evening meal in small portions with tea.

    4. Indian and South East Asian food, such as Thai cuisine uses the same healthy ingredient - spices. Spices add flavor to food, so you can use less fat and pepper raises the metabolism.

    5. Europeans in general, make lunch their main meal. Eating your big meal in the middle of the day comes from India's 5,000 -year-old approach to wellness called ayurveda. Jennifer Workman, a Colorado ayurveda specialist and registered dietitian explains, "According to ayurveda, we're actually designed to eat the larger meal at lunch because our digestive 'fire' called angi, is strongest between 10am and 2pm., so we digest more efficiently."

    6. Italians are very social at meal- time. They enjoy leisurely meals with friends and family. Their meals are longer with more socializing, less food and small portions. The average portion size is 5 ounces. Half of the typical American portion.

    7. Plenty of fresh herbs, spices, fresh tomatoes and garlic are used in Italian meals with provides more flavor without the fat. Aged flavorful cheeses such as parmiagiano satisfy small servings with robust flavor.

    8. Okinawans have learned to stop eating before they are full. They have an average Body Mass Index( BMI) of just 21.5 for Okinawans who eat a traditional diet. They call it hara hachi bu, or eating until you are 80% full. It gives your brain the opportunity to realize you are full, before you over eat. They don't go hungry, they just stop eating at the first sign of getting full.

    9. Eat three meals a day. This is how French women keep slim. They don't skip breakfast, so their bodies don't go for long period of time without food; therefore they don't overeat when they do have a meal.

    10. Don't multi-task when you eat. Just sit down and eat. When you do other things while eating, you are distracted and have a tendency to eat more. It's considered to be rude if you eat while you are walking in Japan. French cars don't have cup holders, because the French don't drink coffee in the car!

    11. Food quality and not the quantity of food are important in France. Small quantities of special, fresh, flavorful foods are how the French keep slim. They eat regularly, don't snack or skip meals. Eating meals are a relaxed event. All food is eaten in moderation, even dessert.

    12. Meat is used as an extender, not the main item in Greece. Chopped Beef or Lamb and rice are stuffed into grape leaves. Chickpeas and nuts are often eaten alone or used as fillers and are great sources of protein. As with most Mediterranean countries, the focus is on low fat olive oil and plentiful fresh eggplant, onions, spinach, artichokes and tomatoes.

    13. Drizzle healthy oils on vegetables instead of butter. The Mediterranean countries favor olive oil, and the Okinawans use canola oil to make their vegetables tastier. A survey conducted in Spain showed that the people that consumed the most olive oil, also ate the most vegetables. Harvard University researchers found that people who eat more fruits and vegetables lower their risk for gaining excessive weight by about 28%.

    14. Eat more fish. We have all heard about the healthy benefits of the Omega 3 fatty acids found in fish. Fish is low in fat and calories and a great aid in weight loss. The Japanese eat more fish than any other culture and not just their beloved sushi. They eat many other types of non-sushi fish.

    15. Eat slower and chew your food thoroughly. It takes around twenty minutes for you to know that you are full. So eating slower can actually impact how much you eat. Slowing down eating is the main reason Asian cultures use chopsticks. Although you can become quite proficient using chopsticks, eating is still slower than using your fingers or a fork.

    16. Start your meal with soup. Eating a broth-based soup before your main meal naturally fills you up so you'll eat less. This Japanese tradition is a great weight loss strategy. A two-year French study of five thousand men and women showed that those that ate soup five to six times a week, were more likely to have a Body Mass Index below 23, which is considered to be lean.

    17. Go for color and eat plenty of plant-based foods. A Cornell University study of Chinese adults showed that they ate about 30% more than American males, but weighed more than 25% less, due to their large intake of plant based foods. The Japanese strive for five colors when they eat a meal: white, black, yellow, blue-green and red. This includes such foods as black beans or black olives, onions, broccoli, squash and red peppers. The color not only makes the meal more attractive, but it adds more bulk without the calories.

    18. Get up and move! People in Asian countries, the Mediterranean and France tend to be slim, because they are more active. They don't spend hours in the gym; they just walk a lot. In Japan, most people walk or ride bikes. It not only keeps them fit and thin, it also conserves on gas.

    19. At the Australian Centre of Hypnosis, weight loss techniques and overall weight management are being aided by hypnotherapy. They have witnessed success with implementing hypnotherapy in ways such as easy healthy diet changes without the negative issues that go along with fad diets. Naturally reducing or losing weight without the cravings. And developing a positive outlook on healthy lifestyle eating habits without harmful diets.

    20. Celebrity fitness trainer Valerie Waters offers the Swedish secret to weight-loss with the following tips: Eat every three hours or five times a day. Always be prepared and take your food to work with you, so you can easily avoid fast food. Eat more fiber especially from fresh fruits and vegetables. Drink no less than 64 oz. of water daily. Take a multivitamin and a calcium supplement daily.

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    Re: Weight Loss Tips from Around the World

    Weight loss tips:
    Go walking
    Lighten the food
    Maintain exercise daily
    Had water mixed with honey
    Avoid oil food
    Avoid crispy sweet potato
    I think it helps to reduce over weight.


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    Re: Weight Loss Tips from Around the World

    Nice weight loss tips here i am on diet and i will carry on now with yours these tips... Thanks for good post.


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    Re: Weight Loss Tips from Around the World

    Nice weight loss tips here i am on diet and i will carry on now with yours these tips... Thanks for good post.



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