Japanese people are always a step ahead when it comes to health and beauty. From traditional Japanese beauty secrets to wellness principles, there are so many things that we can learn from the Japanese living style. In fact, one of their secrets to living a long healthy life while staying slim and trim is ‘Hara Hachi Bu’. Hara Hachi Bu is a technique that literally translates into ‘eat till you’re 80 percent full’. Practicing this lifestyle habit can help to manage your weight and maintain your health for a longer life expectancy.
Hara Hachi Bu is beneficial for people suffering from obesity, binge-eating, and overeating disorders. Following this less eating technique can also prevent digestive disorders, acid reflux, and gastrointestinal problems. People following this principle have also shown a lower risk of developing heart disease, cancer, and other chronic diseases due to free radicals in the blood. Most importantly, increasing the metabolism of the body, practicing Hara Hachi Bu can watch your waistline.
If you’re convinced to give this Japanese secret a try here’s how to begin:
Start with eating smaller meals throughout the day. However, this doesn’t mean you will skip food. Just be mindful to eat in small quantities and only till your stomach 80 percent full.
How you eat your food is an essential part of this Japanese technique. Make sure you’re eating slowly and taking your time to properly chew your food. This will help you to avoid indigestion and hunger pangs.
Include a variety of veggies and fruits in your diet. Don’t skip carbohydrates or protein while following this technique. The goal is to have a balanced diet to improve your health.
Another trick is to use small serveware and plates to present your meals. This helps to trick the mind into feeling full despite eating less than your usual. Avoid eating on big plates to prevent overeating.
Stay focused on your goal and give your body some time to get used to the new eating less technique.
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