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1) Chew well and slowly. Especially as you age.
(Hasty eating causes the pancreas to rapidly secrete insulin which produces fat. This means that it is much easier for your food to turn into fat in your body.)
2) Stay away from cold food. Especially for women.
(Body warmth is essential for fat breakdown. Raising the body temperature by 1 degree increases the basal calorie consumption by 14%. The arms also get thicker.)
3) Always eat three meals a day. Always eat starch and proteins.
(The stomach secretes gastric juice only when we eat starch and proteins. Dietary fibers are acidic and so they do not stimulate secretion of gastric juice and are not digested. But more importantly, fibers prevent the stomach from moving and may lead to lethargy of the stomach. This will then fatten the thighs and accumulate gas in the body, affecting the overall health. If you are too busy to eat three meals a day, take simple foods like rice drinks, ground nuts, almonds and fried eggs to improve the gastric function and prevent yo-yo effect after losing weight.)
4) Stay away from salty foods. One spoonful of rice per limited portion of side dishes
(Salty foods cause edema. Your calves can get fat, but more importantly, you become more vulnerable to geriatric diseases. Women, particularly, tend to use a lot of calcium and should stay away from salty foods all the more. This is because when the sodium level increases in your body, the amount of calcium leaving your body also increases.)
5) Wait for 2 hours after a meal before drinking water. Try citron tea instead of water if possible.
(If you drink water immediately after a meal, your stomach will slack. That will also make your face skin slack, compress your colon and cause constipation. Also, when the gastric juice is secreted to digest the food in the stomach, adding water dilutes gastric juice and therefore deteriorates the digestion function.)
6) Rice is useful for raising the energy consumption level.
(Consumption of carbohydrates increases the overall energy consumption level of our body by 10%. Since cold carbohydrates yield lower consumption rate, you should always heat your bread and cookies in the microwave oven or chew well so that only warm carbohydrates reach the stomach.)
7) Wait for 2 hours after massage or exercise before eating or drinking.
(Our body generates heat when it consumes energy. Increased body heat helps blood circulation and has positive effect on the overall health. But eating when the body is hot can cause the food to accumulate faster.)
8) If you want to gain weight, eat like sumo wrestlers in Japan.
(They exercise 6 hours in the morning and then eat rice with udon soup. They take a nap immediately after the meal. When they wake, they exercise for another 6 hours, followed by another meal and sleep. If you want to gain weight, just do likewise.)
9) Stay away from soup and water during your meal.
(When mixed with water, food decomposes and releases gas faster in the stomach. The toxins released absorb in the body and deteriorates the immune function. It also has swelling effect on the abdomen, making you look less attractive in your clothes.)
10) Drink adequate water. Drink as much as 14 times the body weight.
(Drinking much water helps release toxins out of the body and resolve constipation. But it can also deteriorate the kidney and bladder functions, resulting in edema. Edema makes your body moist and makes it harder to burn fats.)
11) Never consume dairy products between meals.
(Dairy products neutralize gastric juice, making it harder to digest foods and making the foods release harmful toxins.)