We all know Malaysians have a passionate love affair with food. Who can blame us when we live in a country with an abundance of delicious and rich cuisine that is easily available 24/7? But our love for food unfortunately comes at a heavy price: according to recent research by medical journal The Lancet, Malaysia is Southeast Asia’s fattest country¹.
With the Raya festivities over, it might not come as a surprise that Malaysians are looking for ways to shed some weight and since Korea is in the top 10 of slimmest nations in the world according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)², they seem to be the country of choice to turn to when looking for inspiration on how to do this.
Trendy Korean slimming and trimming tricks to gain local popularity as the country has been a longstanding role model for Malaysians when it comes to pop culture, beauty and fashion. We recently turn to Koreans to find inspiration to slim and trim our bodies.
To help you battle the kilos, 11street has listed the Korean techniques and products to lose weight that are currently most popular in Malaysia:
Bet you didn’t list Kim Chi as a diet option but it’s apparently an effective one! Considered the national dish of Korea, Kimchi is a type of fermented cabbage that is created by mixing cabbage, garlic, ginger, chili peppers, and fish sauce together. It isn’t a mild dish by any means–but it’s the inclusion of chili pepper, which could send your metabolism soaring.
Kimchi is also linked to health benefits such as a lowering the risk of flu and improved cholesterol readings. In fact, Kimchi’s abundance of good gut bacteria is what’s believed to fight digestive problems caused by obesity. Couple this with Kimchi’s low calorie content and it’s a good dish for keeping weight at bay³.
The Lolo Skinny Patch
A popular trend in Korea, the skinny patch is placed around the waist and abdominal area for a period of 8 hours a day. The patch contains caffeine and other ingredients such as pepper to effectively burn fat for a thinner waist. Overall, the patch could help you lose weight by progressively releasing its ingredients into your body throughout the day.
Korean MyMi Wonder Fat Burning Slimming Lower Body Patch
Similar to the Lolo skinny patch, the MyMi Lower Body Patch helps to target trouble areas such as the thighs and calves for a more toned look. Made of all natural ingredients and containing herbs and plant extracts, the patches can last for 8 hours and each piece can be used for 2 days.
Beautiful legs with ‘Let’s Slim Stockings’
Not only do slim stocking help to cut calories while you wear them, they are a fashion piece as well! The linear mass density of fibre makes the tights light, breathable, and comfortable to wear throughout the day and night.
While, continuous wear could result in long-term slimming of the legs to look longer, with improved overall appearance of the body. The stockings can also help veins and leg muscles to move blood around more efficiently.
Although all these techniques may sound effective, it goes without saying that a well-balanced nutritious diet and regular exercise remains the best recipe to a healthy lifestyle.
However, if you like to try and tackle some ‘problem areas’ and are interested in these techniques, 11street marketplace currently has over hundreds and thousands of health & beauty products for sale that can help you keep you fit, healthy and beautiful. Check them out at www.11street.my!