Weight Loss the Chinese Way

Sasha | August 17, 2011 | Comments (8)

China is not exactly known as being a country of fat people, on the contrary the Chinese seem to have an amazing genetic gift, the gift of being slim with seemingly no work involved in maintaining it. Many stunning, slim Chinese girls seem to avoid physical exertion at all costs, even if it means getting their equally if not slimmer boyfriends to give them a piggyback up a mountain! This kind of attitude makes us foreign gals rage particularly when you walk in the shop only to be told your a “fat” XL or worse XXL when back home you were a S/M!

“But I actually exercise! I struggle up mountains without being carried, thank you very much and you’re calling me FAT!”

And then I discovered the secret, the Chinese secret to staying slim and it’s surprisingly simple and effortless for a country that tends to make everything unnecessarily complicated!

I can imagine what your thinking, its some kind of new exercise equipment based on ancient Chinese Kung Fu practices or it’s a new diet shake that uses the principles of Chinese medicine and a few dried animal parts that you would never want to consume. But oh no it’s not that complicated!

The secret to Chinese weight loss….wait for it……………………………………………………is a pair of SOCKS!

Yep, you read right, losing weight in China is as simple as wearing some Japanese designed fat buster compression socks. Just slip on a pair of these socks, get a leg massage and watch the fat melt off!

Weight Loss Socks

These magical socks (available at all good supermarkets) are such an amazing invention I have no clue why they haven’t caught on in the west! They would be far more comfortable then wearing those electrical muscle stimulating pads that apparently make you lose weight while watching TV.  These socks make losing weight so easy! Just sit there in your socks while you burn 416 Kcal per hour! BRILLIANT!

…but wait a sec, there’s a catch. To lose the advertised 416 Kcal per hour you can’t just sit on your butt, oh no you have to walk for at least 50 minutes while wearing the socks!

HANG ON if you walked 50 minutes everyday wouldn’t you lose weight anyway? Exercise tends to do that!

So as it turns out weight loss the Chinese way is no different to everywhere else, yep, unfortunately that means we all better get off out butts and head out for a brisk walk!  I must admit I’m a little sad that these socks aren’t as magical as they seem but really who can trust anything a flying fat pig dressed like a superhero says!

What crazy weight loss products have you come across in China or around the world?

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About Sasha: Sasha is a sassy Aussie lassie who is living it up as an expat in Shanghai. When she’s not teaching English or slaving away writing her next story she can be found scheming her next grand travel adventure, dancing up a storm at Shanghai’s hippest clubs and taking an uncountable number of photos of random things. View author profile.

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  1. Alexandra says:

    Haha those weird face rollers that will give you better chin shape… weiiiirrrd..

  2. Nicole says:

    Hahah I saw these in Melbournes ChinaTown when I was there with a friend.
    It is indeed very strange, but kind of intriguing if they actually work!

  3. Hunter says:

    Hi Sasha the “Weight loss” product is not Chinese, they are from Japan. How do I know, a couple of things, firstly the writing on the packaging its Japanese, and secondly its the Japanese that come up with these crazy ideas, not the Chinese at the moment!!

    So you have written an article talking about Chinese products, but you are incorrect as they are made for the Japanese market. Also the big give away they are imported products are the big white Chinese writing stickers on the back of the bags!! As they put that on so it can be imported!

    • Sasha says:

      Hi Hunter, thanks for the comment. I do actually mention it’s Japanese and as you said the Japanese writing is a dead giveaway! What this article is exploring is the Chinese attitude to weight and weight loss and why such magical solutions such as this might be popular in China.

  4. Chris says:

    Haha great post. I have to say I was expected some sort of magical “kung fu” weight loss trick like you mentioned. I guess nothing really beats good old fashion exercise and healthy eating, right?

  5. Michael says:

    Its amazing to see some of the gimmicks on the market . Theres a never ending supply.

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