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!
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?