Being thin is part of the standard of beauty in Japan and other Asian countries. You should probably ask yourself, how do they manage to be so skinny? There are several secrets and techniques that Japanese women use to keep their bodies thin and light.
In this article, we will reveal some of these secrets to help you lose weight and narrow your waist. We’ve already written an article talking about the secret of japanese beauty, but in this article we go further and reveal some important techniques for weight loss.
Weight loss with proper nutrition
You should know that the Japanese diet helps a lot to keep the waist thin. The Japanese drink a lot of tea, drink it daily miso soup, in addition to consuming a lot of vegetables and fish.
The Japanese also use light and low-temperature cooking techniques to preserve the nutrients in a food. They usually season the food with various things, but using little salt.
The normal thing is to eat rice, even in the Breakfast, which for some may be fattening because it is a great source of carbohydrates. But Japanese rice is richer in fiber than the rest. Macaroni is also an almost daily dish of the Japanese.
A Japanese meal consists of small portions, several side dishes with light broths and a slower and healthier diet, they eat more than 5 varieties of vegetables in one meal.
The Japanese also cook in an artistic way, this helps to satiate and deceive the stomach. They use chopsticks, which makes them eat less than a spoonful.
There is also a great Japanese technique for weight loss called Hara hachi bunme. While most people stop eating when they are completely satisfied, whoever uses this technique stops eating when they are 80% satisfied.
After 20 or 30 minutes they decide if they are still hungry, if so, they eat a small snack. The brain is not regular in saying whether or not we are really full, this pause will say that.
Eating slowly also helps the brain make that decision. We recommend you take a look at the Japanese Food Pyramid. Japanese cuisine helps Japanese people to stay slim.
Japanese lose weight breathing
A Japanese actor named Ryosuke Miki developed a technique that consists of spending two minutes a day focusing on taking long breaths and then exhaling aggressively. He was using this technique to end his back pain and realized he was losing weight.
This long-breath diet should be done in a specific position, and then inhale air for 3 seconds and exhale for 7 seconds. There are 2 techniques:
- 1 - Tighten your buttocks leaving ripples on your rear (check this by placing your toes in the area formed by the compression), place one foot in front of your body, crossing your legs, placing 90% of your body weight on your rear foot. You should inhale with your arms above your head;
- two - Squeeze your buttocks and place one hand on your belly and the other on your lower back;
In both techniques, you should inhale for 3 seconds and exhale for 7 seconds, tightening all the muscles.
The long breath diet is believed to increase muscle strength and speed up your metabolism, increasing blood oxygen levels. The results are excellent for the spine and abdomen, this ends up resulting in a slimmer waist.
Lose weight and improve lying posture
There is another famous slimming technique, which is also good for posture, called Fukutsuji. It was created by Toshiki Fukutsuji a doctor who was developing a method to prevent bad posture.
The technique consists of taking a regular towel and wrapping and tying it to create a sausage. Then the person should lie on his back on a hard, flat surface and place the towel at the level of his navel, where the spine begins to curve.
When you are straight and in the correct position, you should place your feet shoulder-width apart and with your fingers pointing towards each other.
Stretch your arms above your head with your palms down and your little finger touching each other. You must do this procedure for 5 minutes. It is recommended to do it 3 times a day for the best result.
Another similar technique involves lying down and pinning your toes with a hair band. This technique helps to put the pelvis in place and prevent the fat from being concentrated in the abdominal region.
Slimming down with Japanese exercises
Another very famous technique is to take a towel and hold each end and then make movements like the infinity symbol (∞) or an 8 turned on its side.
Do 10 movements on each side with your spine straight and arms straight. Only your arms should move, hold the towel firmly. It is not recommended for people with back problems. If it hurts, stop!
We find that most exercises here involve contracting the abdomen and keeping the spine straight. Exactly, for weight loss this is essential. I hope you enjoyed these Japanese techniques. Have you tried any of them? Leave your experiences in the comments here.
To finish the article, I will leave a video of my friend Roberto Pedraça teaching 3 tips on how to lose weight used by the Japanese: