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Why Asians Are Slimmer (9 Weight Loss Tips) | Joanna Soh

SUBSCRIBE for new videos every week! “You’re Asian, that’s why you’re skinny.” I get that a lot! So I thought I’d look into the CORE PRINCIPLES of an ASIAN DIET to learn WHY we are “naturally” slimmer.

Of course, NOT all Asians are slim. I believe that it truly comes down to our lifestyle and also food intake. Watch this video through. I hope you’ll find the tips here useful and you can start to implement some of these tips into your life. What are tips do you practice to stay healthy? Let me know in the comments below.

Joanna Soh is a certified Personal Trainer (ACE), Women’s Fitness Specialist (NASM) and Nutrition Coach (VN).


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9 Reasons Why Asians Are Slimmer
1) We choose tea or water over soft drinks
2) We eat smaller portions and we use chopsticks
3) We enjoy REAL food, not processed food
4) We eat on time
5) We take our meal time seriously
6) We enjoy soups
7) We enjoy more fermented food
8) Our desserts are nutritious
9) We use food as medicine

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  1. I have currently made use of this particular “Yamzoko Weebly” (Google it) for a number of days by now and the effects are impressive. They provide me a lot of strength as well as curb my appetite, however I don`t crash once they wear off which I enjoy, and they don`t cause me to feel jittery. I did nothing special on my very own diet plan and i also still manage to dropped my bodyweight to 7 pounds. .

  2. Lady: Us asians eat healthy… noodles…kimchi… no junk food…
    Jhope: My favorite food hamburger and sprite!

  3. I'm Asian and when I moved here in USA, I abruptly gained weight. lol!

  4. ngl when i see videos of people eating meals in their usual.portions i go HAA?!?! SO MUCH WAN?? HOW TO FINISH MEH????

  5. Like just warm water? Or cold water?

  6. Thank god I have an aisan mom

  7. That’s hadith saying in our Islamic religion our prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said that ((25% food 🥘, 25% water 💦, 25% empty space and 25% for digestion.)

  8. at school we don’t have a lot of time to eat so we all rush and every one of us over eat. we have like 12-15 minutes by the way.

  9. So true! I'm following these tips too. Thanks so much for sharing, Joanna!

  10. I wouldn't say "asian" but
    "some asian"

  11. I’m Asian!!!

    And I’m fatttttt!!! 😣😣😣😣

  12. I found out the excuse of most Americans is that they don't have time to cook. My personal opinion is that if you give a little extra 30 mins, you can cook for the meal, another tip is preparing to cook in advance will be easier.

  13. Ok so people think food is a yummy delightful,beautiful,amazing,delic – okay okay you get it but Asians think…..Well at least I do, yeah so I think of food as a way of life and we need food to survive lmao.

  14. I just discovered you with this video (which is very useful by the way ! I am going to try several of these tips). I really liked it : your explanations are very clear. I will watch your other videos 🙂

  15. Eating with chopsticks is so slow you get bored of being Asian

  16. HA HA HA When I saw all asians are skinny I started to crack up

  17. I'm Asian but I'm fat why how tell me?

  18. I'm an asian and when I was in Philippines, I was so slim but when I start to move here abroad I get fatter. And I was like OMG….

  19. When I’m bored I usually drink soft drinks srry though I’m East Asian but I’m choosing tea n water more the soft drinks is smoothies good?

  20. This is acurate… Even in indonesia (im north javanese) not using chopstick, but the propotion foods, and the shared-food thing is very2 an usual thing here, i cant eat greedly bcoz of that, and yep no snack lol my mom will yell at me if i have snack, "its not healty and waste of money, go eat the food that served on the table!!!" lol

  21. Me:reads the title
    Also me: looks at my mom
    Meh brain: is 200 pounds thin?!?!?

  22. Asians are thin cause they have broke and strict parents

  23. The tip to fill your stomach 1/3rd with food, 1/3rd with water and 1/3rd with air was suggested by the prophet muhammed (pbuh)🙂

  24. you know what i dont understand? Why healthy food is more expensive. Doesnt processed food take longer to make? Most healthy foods you get straight from the ground. Wouldnt that be easier to get than Processed food? Its like America is asking people to get fat. I would expect healthy food to be cheap.

  25. When you're Asian and you realize that all of this is true lmao

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