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Big in Japan: Eating zero calorie jelly keeps Japanese women skinny
Ever wonder why it is that Japanese women are so skinny? Ever wonder how Japanese women manage to keep away the pounds even after having a child or two?
What if I told you that there was a simple and cheap remedy for dropping a few sizes while simultaneously trimming up your waistline.
What if I told you that this remedy costs less than US$10 a day, and can be started at any time no matter how overweight you happen to be.
Although the secret is slowly spreading to the Western World, for years Japanese women have been eating zero calorie jelly as a meal supplement.
Yes. You read that correctly.
Some Japanese women, on occasion, eat calorie-free meals in order to stay skinny.
Seriously. I am not making this up!
(Nor do I condone this as a healthy or safe diet!)
Now, I guess at this point in the post you are probably thinking one of the following:
a) This can't be healthy, can it?
a) Does it work?
c) What does it taste like?
d) Where can I buy some?
e) Some or all of the above.
Well, keep reading and allow me to explain the powers of zero calorie jelly!
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In Tokyo, you can buy 180g gram packages of zero calorie jelly in a variety of flavors including blueberry and peach for the bargain price of 240 yen or US$2.
And remarkably, you don't even have to go to a health food store to buy the product.
Instead, just simply walk out of your apartment, head into the first convenience store you see, and give into your vanity for the price of a couple of dollars.
Now, I know that it's easy to be skeptical about health and beauty products, especially since the next big thing is always being touted on late night infomercials across North America.
Also, we all know that the Japanese have incredibly healthy diets that are based on rice and fish, compared with the North America propensity for fatty foods.
And of course, I don't want to discount their genetic predisposition, especially considering that the Japanese tend to be much skinnier Western counterparts.
But, you have to admit that tricking your body into thinking it's had a meal is a great way to stave off cravings and reduce your portion size.
Here's the catch.
People - think about this product for just a second!
Even if your mind and body thinks it just had a meal, it hasn't. To be blunt, eating three square meals of zero calorie jelly is the same thing as starvation or anorexia.
Let's be clear - zero calorie jelly is a great way to prevent yourself from eating a calorie-packed snack, but it's not a meal substitute. Sadly, too many young girls over here in Japan haven't gotten this message through their tiny little heads.
If you're still interested in trying the stuff, I'm fairly certain that you can find it in the States, but again, be responsible with the stuff.
With that said, please chime in if you've seen this stuff in a health food store near you, or if you've had any experience eating it.
And, in case you're wondering, it actually tastes like Jello, though I ate the stuff purely for scientific research purposes - anyone who's ever met me already knows that I'm too skinny!
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