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yvonne84
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Welcome Aashame:)

To answer your question;

” I wonder if there are any fat Koreans cause this stuff is making me lose weight.”

Of course there are some fat koreans, but according to the following link korea is the second leanest nation to provide data to the global obesity statistics.

http://www.noo.org.uk/NOO_about_obesity/adult_obesity/international

However obesity is on the rise in korea (just like the rest of the world), and on the whole you could say koreans are getting fatter.

The reasons for this are the changes in diet and exercise.

Koreans are eating more processed food, are snacking more in between meals and it has become more common to opt for non-traditional meals. Perhaps portion sizes are becoming larger as well.

Then there is the change in energy expenditure; a lot of people have gone from physical labour to sitting behind a desk and crunching numbers.

There have never been this many food options in korea, and not all of it is bad, but a lot of those new options are either too sugary, starchy or salty.

On the flip side of this there is also a rise in eating disorders in korea, particularly anorexia.

Korea has never been this focused on beauty, thinness and appearance.

I’m not too judgemental about it though, because that trend has also brought some major medical advances for people who are genuinely disfigured or people who are burn victims.

Luckily people are still eating kimchi; it is healthy, delicious and slightly addictive.

It can help you lose weight because it is low in calories and carbohydrates, it is a healthy non-starchy vegetable with lots of vitamins and minerals, it is satisfying (making you fuller quicker, and more happy) and it is probiotic meaning it delivers helpful bacteria to your insides which helps you digest food more efficiently (getting more benefit out of what you eat, so you don’t have to eat as much) and those bacteria will also help you eliminate excess bad bacteria.

Kimchi has a bad rep because of its high salt content, however this doesn’t have to be a problem.

There are big differences between different brands of kimchi, and you can choose whichever you like best.

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