Added by on November 10, 2017

SUBSCRIBE for new videos every week! “You’re Asian, that’s why you’re skinny.” I get that a lot! So I thought I’d look into the CORE PRINCIPLES of an ASIAN DIET to learn WHY we are “naturally” slimmer.

Of course, NOT all Asians are slim. I believe that it truly comes down to our lifestyle and also food intake. Watch this video through. I hope you’ll find the tips here useful and you can start to implement some of these tips into your life. What are tips do you practice to stay healthy? Let me know in the comments below.

Joanna Soh is a certified Personal Trainer (ACE), Women’s Fitness Specialist (NASM) and Nutrition Coach (VN).


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9 Reasons Why Asians Are Slimmer
1) We choose tea or water over soft drinks
2) We eat smaller portions and we use chopsticks
3) We enjoy REAL food, not processed food
4) We eat on time
5) We take our meal time seriously
6) We enjoy soups
7) We enjoy more fermented food
8) Our desserts are nutritious
9) We use food as medicine

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  • Alexys Fleming 3 months ago

    I love this video!!

  • Maricar Malati Molisak 3 months ago

    Good share, except Asians do like to snack though, and not all use chopsticks. I think, in Asia in general, Asians are getting more wrapped up with the body type (the skinnier the better) and put less value on how to have a healthier body. Also, I diagree w/ the statement of "processed junk" on western food, coz you can really make western food healthy! Take note, some of the healthiest, physically fit, and have longer life expectancy are Italians, who happens to eat a more than average amount of pizza.

  • Juuzou Suzuya 3 months ago

    Whenever we have dinner all my family eat everything whereas I can't because it's too much for me, the smaller portions part would be good for me I think.

  • Quinn Russ 3 months ago

    This is so sad, cause she is really pretty, and thinking this just verifies I have a disorder….
    But I think her arms are too big. I have speculated I have body dismorphia for awhile now, and I've been afraid of people rhinking im anorexia so (reverse psycology) I end up overeating a lot out of an irrational fear of starving. Which is totally opposite of what I want: to lose 20lbs.
    The fact that thoughts that this lady is "too big" in any way just goes to show I really do have dismorphia

  • Julia Stephens 3 months ago

    Asians don't really snack

  • thereisnospoon 3 months ago

    Mmmm now I️ want me some sweet potato ginger soup and red bean desserts

  • Miraculous Life 3 months ago

    Wow ! She so cute :D

  • Jess The Amazing Phan Girl With No Jams 3 months ago

    So informative

  • Miszy Khan 3 months ago

    Me 50% Asian 50% European!!. 100% perfect!!! Not Skinny not Fat!! I love the Curves!. Iam sorry Asian dont have the curves, No Butt, No Breast, No Hips. But When Iam in Asia i see people Prefer Western Fabrice food Above Healthy Asian Food!. I dont understand…. Keep it healthy

  • KeepCalmAndCARRIEOn 3 months ago

    This video was great except for the last point – a lot of Chinese herbs and “medicine” are based on placebo effect and there’s no replicable peer reviewed reputable scientific proof they work. If you have an infection, please do listen to your doctor prescribing the antibiotics. Ginger root or stuff like that can make you feel better in your head, but it’s not going to kill harmful bacteria…

  • Mother Louis Williams Suga Adams Junior the third 3 months ago

    I am south Asian, but the lifestyle and diet are pretty similar. Although, I have to say that western influences are slowly changing society. People think that adopting western culture makes them cooler, which is sad. My grandparents always follow their schedule that was set by them fifty years ago! It’s sad to see the South Indian culture slowly disappearing. Good video, though!!

  • I'm a fat Asian living in the US.

  • Red Lamborghini 3 months ago

    I’m living in Asia and what she said is 100% we have a BAD DIET

  • Inocencia Puello 3 months ago

    I life in japan and all this is true!!!

  • jimin you got no jams 3 months ago

    thats so true when i went to australia i was shocked because the food portion is very big like 2x our size

  • Lanah Deb 3 months ago

    You're fat for an Asian so.. yeah it's not all Asians lol

  • love dogs 3 months ago

    wow I'm more likely to be skinny but I'm still so freaking fat

  • Kayla Sukhu 3 months ago

    About the hot water thing , she is 100% right . I work in labor and delivery in a pre dominant asian neighborhood and ALL of the women ask for hot water multiple times a day.

  • peachi 3 months ago

    when you're asian but you're fat asf

  • Fatimah zulkifli 3 months ago

    Basically Asians here refers to *Chinese*

  • George Wilson 3 months ago

    Get the tits out

  • NWOTheories 3 months ago

    What a load of BS!…Asian are skinny because this and that? Correlation doesn't mean causation, and so on. Do you know what is the #1 cause of obesity in the USA? Anti-depressant….#2 sedentary lifestyle… Please refrain from propagating racial stereotypes, especially on your own race.

  • Emma D 3 months ago

    Ah! It's actually not that much of a secret is it XD

  • The Worlds New Queen 3 months ago

    The only thing I ever drink is water. All the other stuff makes me sick

  • chitra guha 3 months ago

    you made so much sense. thank you :)

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  • Bubble Star 3 months ago

    When your school starts at 7:20 so breakfast has to be super early but then you have A lunch so lunch is at 10:40

  • Alejandra Gonzalez Viviani 3 months ago

    I just found your channel and I love it! :) . I'm chilean and i've always done most of the things you say (also I loooove soup) …except for eating with chopsticks haha.
    You must believe her.. this is 100% true. xD. My boyfriend used to dislike soups but since I make for him, he loves them! Soups are great for dinner. :)