Why are Japanese people so slim? | (Native) Japanese Perspective

Japan has one of the lowest obesity rates in the world. According to GlobalData epidemiologists, Japan’s obesity rate is only around 4%.

On the other hand, more than 43.9% of Pakistan’s population is suffering from obesity, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).There is no doubt one of the main factors why the Japanese are so slim is due to their diet, which is high in carbs and low in saturated fats.
Their main dishes of choice include vegetables, grain, and seafood.
For proteins, the Japanese people have historically relied on fish and other seafood, but meat is becoming common, although it is consumed in moderation.
Dairy products and fruits are also consumed in moderation.
The Japanese prefer to stay away from salty and sugary foods and drinks, such as burgers and fizzy drinks.The Japanese people have a hectic schedule, which does not leave them a lot of time or opportunity to prepare a nutritious home-cooked meal.
So, they do resort to fast food; Japanese-style, though.
The Japanese version of fast food is a lot healthier and resembles home-style cooking.
It is pertinent to note that Japan has all of the renowned fast-food brands, such as KFC, Burger King, and McDonald’s.
Nevertheless, the Japanese still prefer a traditional home-cooked meal as they have been raised keeping nutrition in mind.
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