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This is a sequel to my other video on the food environment in Japan titled "Why is it so easy to be thin in Japan?"
Having lived in America and now living in Japan, it's interesting to see how very different these two food environments are. I've seen comments on another one of my videos about low carb saying something like "Oh sure, you can lose weight on low carb, which is why all the rice eating Japanese people are so thin, right?"
So with this video (and maybe the last one), I'm hoping to show that the diet over here is more complex than just "high carb"

0:00 - Intro: America & Japan
0:42 - People walk more in Japan
1:35 - Portion sizes are smaller
2:30 - America and Soda
2:40 - Rice vs. Wheat
3:50 - Fermented foods keeping the gut healthy
5:14 - Meat consumption is balanced with Fish consumption

5:54 - Muscle meat and organ meat balance
7:57 - Green Tea
8:43 - School Lunches in Japan

A pdf of the transcript with links to my sources can be found here:

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Big thanks to Greg from "Life Where I'm From" for letting me use some shots from his video "Tokyo by Train" ! - (They're the professional shots near the start of people walking in Kamakura / around the train station)
-Make sure and check out his channel - it's very interesting, especially if you're interested in Japan:
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