What You Should Know
At first glance, the dieter may think the Chinese Diet is all about fast food takeout and General Tso’s Chicken, but the exact opposite is true. The Chinese Diet, or Asian Diet, is based on traditional Asian cuisine consumed as part of the daily menu in China. The traditional diet is combined with exercise and green or black tea to create a healthy diet plan that will lead to weight loss if portions are controlled. The Chinese Diet weighs heavily on Chinese culture laden with exercise and alternative medicine. The dieter can assume supplements are allowable on the diet, but not in the diet pill sense of the term.
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Diet, exercise and supplement program based on classic Asian culture.
The Asian population is known for being slim and fit. As the old saying goes, “You never see an overweight Asian.” While this is not entirely true, the majority of the Asian population lives within a normal weight range and exercises daily. The Chinese Diet is based on three basic beliefs – eating healthy with portion control, exercise and consuming tea.
The food aspect of the Chinese Diet is simple. Dieters consume healthy grains like rice, noodles and potatoes. Vegetables are high on the must have list, but western favorites like red meat are nearly non-existent. Poultry and eggs are heavily favored.
Exercise is the second step in the Chinese Diet. Bicycling and walking are two popular and common exercises, but the dieter can choose any exercise that increases heart rate for at least 30 minutes, three to five days a week. Cardio exercise should be supplemented with weight training, though lifting weights is not typically part of the Asian culture.
The final step is tea. Green and black teas are a daily staple in the Asian culture. Clinical studies proven both green and black tea contain EGCG. EGCG is known to increase metabolism and help the dieter lose weight. In addition, green and black tea may be associated with a long list of health benefits, on top of weight loss.
There is no specific plan or cost for the Chinese Diet. Dieters simply eat foods common in the homes of Chinese families and leave out the fast food Chinese takeout.
- Healthy eating plan.
- Supports daily exercise.
- Promotes supplementation with green and black tea.
- May not be friendly for dieters with food allergies.
- Tea contains caffeine, but decaf tea can be substituted.
The Chinese Diet is one of the best diets for weight loss. The inclusion of green or black tea is the same as taking a supplement with this ingredient. The dieter will not get the concentration of tea present in supplements, but combined with diet and exercise, a few cups a day is a start in the right direction.