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Korean diet and its culture that will help you slim


Korean diet

Korean diet

‘Should I eat Korean Kimchi?’ Susan asked me while we were discussing the Korean diet.  ‘I mean’ she said trying to answer her own question ‘of course it is good for my health but’, she stopped. ‘How is it possible to do it here?’, referring to the US.

‘NO’, I said trying to defend my comments. ‘You don’t have to eat Kimchi or any other Korean food for that matter. It is not about the food.’ I continued. ‘It is about the plan, the diet plan. It is the culture that saves your body not the food itself.’

This post is not about the Korean diet or Korean food. It is rather the secret of the Korean diet plan that you can take and apply. I am not telling you to find a Korean dish. For that matter you don’t have to eat Korean food to become thin like Koreans, you learn the secret and apply it to yours.

Below, I will explain the Korean diet plan that will help you lose at least 10 pounds in a month. I will explain how you should follow the diet schedule to gain the maximum result.

SO, what is the Korean diet plan?

Is there a thing called the Korean diet plan or the American diet plan or English diet plan? Well, it depends. It is not a complex thing. In fact, it is easy to understand why we are saying ‘Korean’ when other countries could have the same concept of diet plan. As I have tried to explain in the previous pages diet plans are integrated with the ideal culture of a society. It is about what people eat and why. ‘What’ can’t work without the ‘why’.

The diet plan does not mean all Koreans have a good or bad plan. It is all about the attitude and best practices of the Korean food section.

The Korean diet has at least 5 principles.

1-      Vegetables are weird, I must admit.

I would rather eat meat or anything flashy. This is a thought in many people’s head. It is ok. Out body needs something comfortable, tasty. Let me explain why we tend to think as carnivores than otherwise. Our forefathers in the cave, you can imagine would not eat food for days considering the hunting technology they had and the possible dangers on the way. The only choice left is eating the plants around, identify the dangerous from the food and the tasty from the sour. Finding a good hunt takes days and months. The scarce is usually expensive and owning that makes you rich.  You see the brain is tricking us. Meat used to be scarce then our mind takes the formula that meat should be better than the fruit you eat from your porch.

Plants are indeed weird. But they are good for our health. Salad is not the only vegetable. Try other things that are not meat, including rice and even why not small meat on the side. But make vegetable the main course, the main food to enjoy. Make the rest as an addition, in small amount only for the delicious taste.

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2-      Water is the purest drink.

Coke or whatever would kill us for saying this. Have you seen these videos lately? The coke experiments. It is so weird that we are living in an era of survival where our theories say otherwise. We love coke, by hegemonies hypnotical attention of advertisements or of course by its flavors. Whatever the reason water is the best thing for your body. Don’t get me wrong the market share of coke in Korea is huge. But the Korean diet tells us to drink the water as much. You can try different tastes by adding fruits, vegetables, and even garlic into the water. It is common to find garlic-flavored in water in Seoul.

3-      Eat in variety-

Enter any restaurant in Seoul. You will get a variety of food usually on the buffet. It is up to you to eat the healthy ones. When eating in variety, hoping the majority type would be less calorie then you would be fuller sooner than you know. Soup is also much known in the diet. Most soup is made of vegetables cooked with spicy water.

4-      Eat the fresh than the manufactured.

Eat banana than a banana-flavored biscuit. This seems unbearable for the person born and raised amidst manufactured foods. The milk is from the cartoon, the food is from the plastic, everything is plastic. The Korean diet is not far from this.

Let me share you a secret, the challenge of the capitalist world is its urge to gain power. power is in the money and money is out of values. To add value someone should change the original state of the banana. Probably peel it, to increase its value, then its profit. Peeling is not enough since it is easy and anyone could do it. Then the best way for maximum profit is adding secret sauces changing the original form as much as possible to the point it cannot be copied.

The rush for profit truly makes competitors, that sometimes would not have the ethics to think further than the money. A user or customer who has been taught to believe the cliché of the new world would be the victim. I need you to wake up today. You should start to read what you are eating if you truly care about your body. Losing weight fast would not guarantee a perfect sustainable weight and body. This all things, when came together perfectly make you look sexier.

5-      work out

Hit the gym. That is the most tiresome and annoying statement for many. But I will say it again hit the gym. Lose that fat. Never use the elevator. Get to your office or your apartment by the stairs. Listen to music on the way. Many celebrities and diet followers in Korea use this technique.

Losing weight is a technique, maintaining it is a culture and lifestyle.

If you understand the concept of the Korean diet and follow it as you see it fit. Then you shall have lost weight and keep it in that perfect spot.

The two Korean diet?

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1-    The banana diet (link to the book)

The banana diet is very popular among the Asian cuties, especially among the Japanese and the Korean. This Korean diet was first tasted by Osaka pharmacist Sumiko Watanabe for her husband. He later lost 37 pounds (16.8 kilograms)

Banana has a fiber called resistant starch that ferments and create by-products that increase fat oxidation and decrease fat accumulation.

The diet

•    Start with a banana for breakfast, here you can east as much as you can. Sumiko’s husband used to eat as much as four bananas for breakfast

•    Eat a banana for lunch with salad

•    Have dinner of your choice but before 8 PM

•    Then get more banana afterward as a snack

•    Rest so that your body could do the rest of the weight loss work.

So how can you lose some weight using this diet?

1-    Use the steps mentioned above

2-    Avoid overeating and the possible temptation to eat more

3-    Be careful to eat your salad, be creative but avoid adding fatty foods into the salad. Enjoy your skill in making a salad.

4-    Get rest, possibly sleep before midnight

5-    Remember to enjoy, this is not about a quick fix, even if it is possible if you follow the guideline and commit to the schedule. Remember this is about you and your dream body. Enjoy the process. Soon you shall reap what you sow.

Vegetable diet

Vegetable diet is known in Korea and throughout Asia. Because of religions or for the idea of weight loss, many Asians like to eat vegetables rather than meat and fatty foods. Vegetables are the main dishes in the Korean diet. mushrooms, cabbage, and anchovies are also used as the main Course or as additional with rice.

What makes vegetables unique are they are cheap and are made in various techniques. By mixing different vegetables different foods can be cooked. They also have a great capacity to make food tasty.

The secret of vegetable koran diet is how they make simple food in various ways and various taste.

Conclusion

Korean diet is part of lifestyle and culture. Confidence is in the lifestyle. Although many Koreans enjoy manufactured food, their life shows otherwise. Vegetables and fish are part of their life. Learn and apply to your life.

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Koreans exposed: Korean food and the secret to perfect body


Korean food

I hate to say this but Obesity rate in America is one of the highest in the world and has 35 percent of the overweight population.

Canada and UK follow this figure having 30.1 percent and 29.8 percent of their population overweight. (29 most obese countries in the world: worldatlas.com)

Where does Korea fall in the picture?

Korea has only 4.7 of the population overweight. OECD (2014)

The perfect bodies of Korean women do not come overnight. I share the secret of the Korean perfect physic, sexy look and supreme confidence (even though cultural prejudice seems obvious) and discuss the Korean food.

The inception

The plane has been flying over the ocean and the land passing the different countries along the way. Everyone was asleep but was not the woman on my right side, possibly from the west. (ok, I saw a flag on her phone.) Family, a pastor and a group of friends, she was flipping to see pictures. To my amazement, the people on the phone seem to have one thing in common. They are all overweight. It seems a lazy conclusion or ‘politically incorrect’ as some put it in the west. But the woman was also overweight. Her breath was so deep that I feel the breath on my arms. She was probably not comfortable with the high altitude and crammed plane space.  

I was soon reminded of a story once my friend told me about the woman that she met in South Africa. She told me that some African women have to gain weight before wedding days. The woman is thought to please her man with a larger body. Some are forced to gain weight while others gain with limitless lifestyle.

I looked back at the woman again. She was out as she leans down at the back of the front seat, open mouth and tired.

I could not control my critical mind. I looked around. People seemed more obese than usual.

‘Excuse me’, I said touching the woman trying to pass the narrow alleys of the plane to go to the bathroom.

She didn’t respond. Stressed I checked her pulse pinching her to wake up.

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She woke up and confused she passed me.

I walked in front and stood in line. I noticed a big guy at the front seat. His face is covered with white hair and his body is all over the place. He leaned in and rested on the shoulder of the girl next to him. I looked her back, she looked at me and smiled.

‘Are you ok?’ I asked with a sign.

‘Yes’, she responded whispering and nodding her head.

She slowly pulled herself out of the man and she slowly came toward me.

She smiled and looked at the toilet. ‘Oh occupied’, she said trying to start a conversation.

‘We shall wait’, I replied smiling.  ‘Ya’, I said. Is that your father

‘No, he is my uncle’ She smiled. ‘He is diabetes. He is a bit overweight.’ She added. ‘We had to come on a trip. He was mourning. His wife passed away.’ She looked down.

‘He will be fine. And You go first. ‘

After hours of flight, I arrived at Seoul airport. People, there were thinner than the rest of the world.

That mere realization helped me ask what makes a society fat or thin, smart or otherwise? The answer is not simple but yes, it is possible to answer.

The answer

Weight loss is not a technique but it is a culture. What makes people fat or thin for life is not the industrial supplements (even though these are also effective) they take or to lose weight fast techniques but the lifestyle they follow. Being thin is a lifestyle, it is a culture that should be embedded in family, even though the whole world is otherwise.

Here are the five secrets of Korean perfect body that I chose to share with you.

1-Smart eating/ smart diet- Korean food

The second day in Seoul, a group invited me to join for dinners. After arranged in a long row in one of the traditional places in the city, the waiters started bringing on the food. First, they put a bowl of spicy soup with a slice of meat. After enjoying the food and the vegetable soup, the servers brought the second course, kimchi, a dish of fermented vegetable (cabbage and daikon radish) Korean traditional food with rice.

After the second course, the third came. Then the fourth. For every course, our guide explained not the taste of the food but the nutrients and the advantages of the food for the body. ‘This is kimchi, it has vitamin A, B, C. It is good for Metabolism’ she said, ‘it is good for digestion.’

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After the fifth and final course, there comes a green soup in a small bowl. I could not taste the sour taste of the soup. ‘This is served for respected people in ancient Korea’, she continued. ‘The food has advantages for the heart and the brain. If you eat this daily, you will be healthy. ‘

Korean food is different in many senses. Most Koreans don’t eat to only be full; they prefer nutrients. As the woman was explaining the food based on nutrients, the west could learn to eat not in size but in breadth. What food did you eat and what was the content?

The Korean food, as you saw was various in size and in fact in course. I have not eaten 5 rounds of food. Amazingly, the small portion, the vegetable, the weed, all take small calorie, you won’t get weight. But the variety of Korean food increases your nutrition value.

The Korean food and Korean body tip 1: eat for nutrition, not for size

2-Eat as much as you can but eat healthily- Korean food

The next few days I stayed in the country I noticed the Korean food has lots of vegetables, rice along with the high-energy foods. Even on the first tip, you noticed there were six courses of food. That looked surplus for the west. Yet, the food is natural and healthy.

The Korean food and Korean body tip 2: eat natural

3-Always watch for the Calorie until it becomes a culture.

Most Koreans food is low in calorie. The daily foods like Kimchi are low in Calorie and are part of their consumption culture. Koreans enjoy Low-calorie in different forms and with other Korean foods. For example, Kimchi has more than 180 varieties with completely different presentation and taste.   This helps you enjoy the same food with different taste throughout the day and yet your calorie intake is low. The Korean food calorie is much lesser than a single burger.

The Korean food tip 3: watch that calorie

4- physical exercise is a must after Korean food

The youth in Korea has a taste of exercise. This includes cardio, muscle building and running. The Seoul city presents large gardens and riverside parks that people can walk and bike through. The spaces provide free gym equipment. Koreans also prefer walking than taking the bus. The tram system in Seoul is one of the best in the world. But the trend in the country helps the young to walk than wait for these public vehicles.

The Korean food and Korean body tip 4: wake up and hit that road

5-Image is everything

What do we see on TV? I remember someone asked me years before. What you see is what you become. What models do you have in your life? In Korea (based on mere conclusion) a model is not what they wish they were but what they aspire to become. (don’t get me wrong, I saw many unconfident people)

Many celebrity-based TV shows us does not inspire us to become our best. They discourage us. The magazines of supermodels and the unattainable skinny bodies and the photoshop face all make us hate ourselves. The fictional utopian living standards they show us give us negative impressions of ourselves.

Most young people in Korea also have the syndrome. If it was not for the less utopian dilemma that the censored TV presents, the syndrome could have been the same as the west.

The Korean food and Korean body tip 5: focus on your self

conclusion

Finally, the world has a different view of the body. Having other than the normal body weight does not mean you are a loser. Having that particular weight is a result of your lifestyle. Discipline in the industrial world is a success. If you focus on the ingredients of the food rather than the type of the food; on the quality of the food than the amount of the food, then you will see an instant change in your life. Always think your life is your lifestyle and your lifestyle are your life. What you put in daily makes your life. Change your attitude and self-image then the rest is easy.