It is well known that the Japanese are envied for their slim figures and healthy lifestyle. Plus, they are known to live for really long too. It is their lifestyle and their attitude towards foods that promote high energy levels and keep away the unwanted kilos.
It is a universal secret that eating healthy, exercising regularly, sleeping well and drinking water properly, helps to stay fit.
Here are the Japanese tips for a slim and healthy figure.
1. Take long hot baths
Hot water has many benefits. A hot shower on a regular basis helps one relax, helps in the blood circulation, stay calm and feel free. Japanese have clear skin and better digestion thanks to a hot bath daily!
2. Change your attitude
Changing your attitude towards food doesn’t mean going on a diet. Food should be eaten to be enjoyed. The Japanese do so and barely diet. They eat a wide variety of foods and make time for exercising. This is non-negotiable in their lifestyle.
3. Don’t eat like a Sumo wrestler
Would you believe us that Sumo wrestlers don’t eat breakfast? Yes, they directly dig into their huge power lunches in the afternoons! But they don’t go back to training post lunch but sleep it out. Their routine consists of two huge meals and then sleeping through the day.
4. Cook light
We make many mistakes when cooking food. We are mostly unaware of the oils that cause issues with our health or the temperature at which we expose the ingredients too. Using heart-friendly oils is the best method to adopt. Raw meats should not be exposed to high temperatures for long durations and one should use different methods to cook – stir frying, grilling in the pan, steaming, sauteing and simmering the foods. Eating fresh foods with dressings is also a good option. The food should leave you feeling light yet satisfied.
5. No water with your meals
Drinking water while you eat food is actually terrible for your digestion! Water helps the body cool down and keeps us away from the warmth generated by the foods. It also neutralizes the acids in the stomach that help in digestion.