Women around the world have their own secrets to losing weight. We scanned the globe to find out the top twelve weight loss secrets from women around the world.
1. Thailand – Go for the Burn
Thai food is among the spiciest in the world. Hot peppers not only raise your metabolism but it also slows your eating. Simply put, most Americans eat too fast – by the time your body tells you that you’re full, you have already eaten too much. Eating slower is a good weight-loss strategy, and making food spicier is an easy way to do it.
2. Brazil – Superfood Sidekick
3. India – Walk the Talk
A typical woman in India will walk an incredible six miles a day just by wandering from location to location. Needless to say, this has a positive effect on weight loss process by over 50 percent!
4. Japan – Power Naps
While Indians prefer to walk, Japanese prefer to sleep. This is a nation that loves power naps. Power naps are sleeps that last between twenty and thirty minutes. They believe power naps are a win-win strategy to weight loss since well-rested people are able to burn fat at higher efficient levels than their tired counterparts, and they don’t eat when they sleep so their calorie consumption decreases as well.
5. Poland – Eat at Home
Poles typically spend only 5% of their family budget on eating out whereas American family spends 37% of its food dollars at restaurants and fast-food joints. The simple fact is people who don’t cook at home tend to eat less healthy food and be heavier than people who do.
6. Sri Lanka – Coo-Coo for Coconuts
While Westerners aren’t big fans of coconuts, a typical Sri Lankan can eat 120 coconuts per year! Sri Lankans use coconuts in various forms and is often used in oil form. Science reveals that coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids which can be immediately burned for energy. Perhaps more importantly, they encourage fat to be burned at a much quicker rate than normal.
7. Netherlands – Put the Pedal to the Metal
Bikes outnumber people in the Netherlands. In fact, 54% of Dutch bike owners use them for daily activities, such as shopping and traveling to work, which translates to each Dutchman pedalling an average of 541 miles per year!
8. Iceland – Fish, Fish, Fish
This is a country where the average woman will eat 200 pounds of fish per year. To put it into context, an average American eats 15.5 pounds of fish per year and an average Brit eats 35 pounds of fish per year. Icelandic women trumps the fish eating contest by a long shot! It goes without saying that eating fish – and lots of it – can prompt huge benefits. Fish is known to prevent that dreaded belly fat from forming, while it can also act as an excellent appetite suppressant. It therefore won’t be surprising to hear that it can double the effectiveness of the typical weight loss schedule.
9. China – Pu’er Tea
Pu’er tea is s a fermented tea that promotes bowel movement and weight loss. In China, they tend to drink it after a large meal to aid digestion. The Chinese are quite specific about the timing also – around one hour after you’ve finished eating.
10. Indonesia – Fasting
Indonesia practice intermittent fasting called Mutih, which is similar to the 5:2 diet some women may already know. During Mutih, Indonesians eat only white rice and drink only water. Though it is not intended for weight loss fasting, or cutting your calories in half, for a day or two is a great way to make you more mindful of how much you are eating. It gives your digestive system a chance to clear out and improve its efficiency – leading to weight loss.
11. France – Have a Conversation
This is possibly the easiest weight-loss technique ever – talk more. The French love a drawn-out dinner, in fact 92% of the countries families dine together nightly. Meals are viewed very differently for the French than the Americans. The French views eating as the event of the day. The Americans views eating as something we do before heading out to do something else.
12. United States – Try Something New
Many popular diets these days leave you starving, restricting calorie to the point that your metabolism actually SLOWS. But there is a little-known plan called the 2 Week Diet that actually teaches you what to eat and when. This increases your metabolism, allowing you to shed weight and shed it FAST. Those on the diet report losing 12-23 pounds and 2-4 inches in a matter of 2 weeks – all backed by science. Watch this video to learn more about how the 2-week diet works.