As many of you might know, Japanese girls are are obsessed with losing weight no matter how they are really in good shapes enough.
According to the transitive graph from Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, about Japanese people’s BMI (body mass index), the number of Japanese women’s BMI has been decreasing (although in 2014 it is increasing a little bit).
In Western countries, the word “healthy” is used for describing girls who are in good shape and look happy, but it doesn’t exist in Japan. Girls are judged as “skinny” “slim” or “chubby” or “fat”. Compared to the other countries, Japanese girls are still obsessed about losing weight all the time.
However, it seems that Japanese girls have started to take less extreme diet these days with help of world wide healthy movement. Quite a few girls are doing fasting, eating only snacks, or doing no carbs.
Here I’ll show five popular diets that are trend among Japanese girls these days! Some of them are popular in other countries too, right?
1. Morning Banana diet
We don’t really know why but Japanese people love bananas. There are a lot of candies with banana taste which are popular especially among young girls. Therefore, Japanese girls jumped on this diet method when it appeared in the media as it sounds so easy!
Some of you might know about Morning Banana diet but let me explain in short. Or I don’t need to explain it in short, as it’s super simple. It’s just “eating only a banana for breakfast”. It doesn’t take time and bananas are available with cheap price in Japan. In addition, it also works for detox, and poor circulation and constipation, which are the two top problems for young girls, will improved. Bananas are also potassium-rich food, so it’s good for Japanese girls as they tend to get swelling in their legs because they drink less water and take more salt.
2. RIZAP diet
RIZAP is fitness chain where you can have personal training, and standard two-month program costs ¥350,000. It also includes eating advice and you have to keep the rules as your trainer monitor everything what you eat. RIZAP casts many celebrities on TV commercial and that’s one of the reasons of the popularity. Some of you might know this AKB48 Minami Minegishi’s one.
However, going RIZAP is a little bit expensive, so I’ve heard that a lot of young girls are taking RIZAP method by themselves in their daily life. Basically, RIZAP’s eating rule is “less carbs, more protein.” According to RIZAP rule you cannot have carbs for dinner, but basically it’s simple, although there are more strict and details rules what you shouldn’t eat on RIZAP program.
3. Natto Diet
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