Do you every wonder how people from around the world lose weight? Of course, they probably do exercise just like the rest of us, however, they do have their secrets to getting rid of the weight and keeping if off. Health.com complied a list of 19 countries and their secrets to losing weight and keeping the weight off! These can range from special diets, to the way you consume foods and so much more! Keep reading on to find out how people from all over the world lose weight!
No matter what part of the world you are in, the region of people is very adamant about the foods they consume. Several studies have revealed specific regions and the food diets from around the world! This can be from eliminating things from their diets like sugars or fats, to specific diet regimens. So besides trying to lose the weight while exercising, consider using these tried and true ways to lose weight while you are exercising as well! Keep on reading to find out more!
How Do People Lose Weight Around The World?
As I previously mentioned, Health.com compiled a list of 19 countries around the world and how they lose weight. Here is what they came up with!
- Thailand – Some of the spiciest food in the world comes from Thailand. Hot peppers are said to raise our metabolism and the spice of the food tends to slow down eating as well. It has been said that eating slower is a good weight-loss strategy as well.
- United Kingdom – They do a great job on cutting down their portion sizes. The option to supersize your meal at a McDonald’s was discontinued after it accounted for less than 0.1% of sales. The people of Britain choose smaller portions as well. Even though the supersize option has been completely eliminated from the US as well, a large Coke still contains 100 calories more than one in the UK.
- Brazil – A Brazilian diet consists of primarily of rice and beans. The combination of these two foods tends to lower the risk of becoming overweight by about 14% when compared to a typical western diet. This is because it’s lower in fat and higher in fiber, which stabilizes blood sugar levels.
- Indonesia – People of Indonesia practice mutih, which allows only water and white rice. This is considered to be a form of fasting. Fasting in moderation can break patterns of mindless eating.
- Poland – According to the US Department of Agriculture statistics, the average American Family spends 37% of its food dollars at restaurants and fast-food joints. The polish only spend about 5% of their family budget. Start tracking how often you eat out and how much you spend each month and gradually cut back.
- Germany – 75% of Germans eat their breakfast, where as 44% of Americans only eat their breakfast. Make sure your breakfast consists of fruit, whole grain cereals and breads. It is said that if you haven’t eaten breakfast, your brain’s reward center will light up more vividly when you see a high calorie food, making you more likely to indulge.
- Netherlands – In the Netherlands bikes outnumber the entire human population. 54% of Dutch bike users use them for daily activities, such as shopping and traveling to work. The average Dutch person travels about 541 miles per year.
- Switzerland – Swedish people eat muesli on the daily. This is a porridge or cereal made from oats, fruit, and nuts, each of which has been linked to better health and weight control. It contains fibers that make it slow to digest, keeping you feeling full longer.
- Russia – It is said that Russians grow their vegetables and fruits and preserve and can what they grow. This can make a diet more nutritious.
- Malaysia – A key ingredient found in most Malaysian foods is called turmeric, or curcumin. This is often made in curry. This is said to to be a potent fat fighter. Researchers believe that the ingredient is said to suppress the growth of fat tissue and increase fat burning.
- France – 92% of French families dine together nightly, compared to 28% of American Families. Lengthy meals actually encourage less eating. Conversation tends to slow down the fork and gives you time to realize you’re full.
- Hungary – Hungarians pickle close to everything. These treats can help keep you thin, because of the vinegar that pickles them. Growing evidence has also suggested that acetic acid, the main component of vinegar, helps reduce blood pressure, blood sugar levels and the formation off at.
- South Africa – People in South Africa drink rooibos tea which is a robust green tea and because it’s naturally sweet, it needs no sugar. It is said to save people thousands of calories per month.
- Norway – A deeply rooted habit in Norway is on Sunday’s everyone takes a hike or goes cross country skiing. Start a Nordic tradition in your house.
- India – A recent study found that yoga devotees have a lower body mass index than other exercisers do. Yoga is done best on an empty stomach and can build muscle, which boosts your metabolism.
- Japan – There is increasing evidence that chronic sleep deprivation raises the risk of weight gain. This is due to two hormones, leptin and ghrelin.
- Mexico – Mexicans traditionally eat their biggest meals between 2 and 4pm. By eating less at night you’ll wake up hungrier and eat a bigger breakfast.
- Finland – Nordic walking is said to be one of the biggest things that Finnish people enjoy. It is because they make you use your muscles in your shoulders, arms and torso, the poles transform walking into a total-body workout that burns 20% more calories, according to a study at the Cooper Institute in Dallas.
- Netherlands (Again) – Oily fish like herring is slimming for a few reasons. It contains lots of omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which is known to increase the amount of fat deposited around your middle.