|Dozens of people, especially women,
write to us every week inquiring about the secret of the slim
bodies of the Japanese people in general, and women in particular.
The typical story is the same – people want to lose weight and
get proportionate bodies like
Japanese people. In order
to find the secret recipe, we did some research and here are our
have to eat right
is NO shortcut to losing weight
To the best of our knowledge, medical science has not come up with a
simple, workable drug that can help people lose weight.
The closest we have come to a FDA approved drug) is
that helps some people lose weight but not a whole lot. Thus, if someone is telling you that by taking certain drugs
or using some patch or any other method, they are not telling the
truth to you and providing you with misleading information.
Remember, there is no other FDA approved solution available today that can allow
you to lose weight by taking drugs. So when Anna Nicole Smith
talked about the wonders of TrimSpa,
you must look at that product with a grain of salt. (Related:
How to get a
Most Japanese women told us that the
secret to their slim bodies
is controlling what they eat and how much they eat.
Eating right simply means that you should eat nutritious food
and count your calories consumption. Depending on your lifestyle (whether you work as a
construction worker or sit on a sofa all day watching TV), you
should determine your calorie requirements and then eat 10% less
than that. The body
works like a simple machine – food that does not get burned to
produce calories is stored by the body for future use.
If that need to burn it in the future does not arise, the
body keeps storing and the result is obesity.
You can also control what you eat – by following the
nutrition chart information you can find foods that are lower in
This is even more important for those individuals who have rather
sedentary lifestyles. If
you walk or use a bike or climb stairs or have jobs that require
manual work, you may be getting enough exercise.
On the other hand, if you work on a computer all day, while
you may be tired, you have not burned enough calories and you need
to engage in physical exercise to burn calories.
While exercising is important, you can also substitute
exercise by simple habit changes (e.g. walk to a colleague’s desk
down the corridor rather than call, take the stairs to your office
rather than use an elevator, walk a block or two and then use the
next bus/train station rather than use the nearest station, take
dancing lessons, etc. Depending
on your individual situation you can determine what is going to work
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