China travel

Published on October 4th, 2011 | by Paz


Chinese Diet – 10 easy things you can do to lose weight

When we moved to China 7 months ago we were very worried about what we would be eating, and how would we live. We never thought that we would fall in love with the Chinese eating habits and style. We also never imagined that we have lost 80+ lbs!! We thought we should share some of our tricks with you. Here is the Chinese Diet – 10 easy things you can do to lose weight.  Simple things that you can do to lose weight and you don’t have to move to China!

Before we get to the juicy stuff here is a little behind the scenes on us.

From the beginning

We came to China with an open mind about everything including the food. We had a few rules; no feet, no head, and we really don’t enjoy intestines so that was out as well. Our diet tips don’t require you to eat anything crazy. We have not broken our rules…yet.

We were not fat in the US or at least we didn’t think we were. We ate a typical Midwestern diet and were in a daze at how bad our eating and lifestyle was. We wish we had known these simple tricks back home that make such a difference in your waist line.

Check out our photos of before and after!

Chinese Diet - 10 easy things you can do to lose weightSo here you see a before and after of Zeek, the father of our bunch. We are still impressed by the results even now.

Chinese Diet - 10 easy things you can do to lose weight

I knew I needed to lose weight before, but didn’t realize how much!

*** Update***** You can now learn how to start losing weight!

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10 things you can do today to start losing crazy weight!

  1. Eat your food family style
    1. I used to hate eating family style, we steered away from these restaurants. I wanted what I wanted and didn’t want to share it with anyone. Now all of our meals are placed in the middle of the table.
    2. Keep in mind that you don’t make 5 lbs of meatloaf and just throw it in the middle of the table. You make your normal three dishes; (what you would think of like your main dish and two side dishes) however you don’t make one larger than the other. They are all about the same size.
  2. Use a smaller bowl – much smaller
    1. Go into your cupboard and find your smallest bowl. Now that will be the bowl that you will eat out of. You can use your normal plates to serve your dishes on in the middle of the table. See you didn’t even have to get new bowls. How is that for easy.
    2. You might be thinking how am I going to be full on just one bowl of food that small? Not to worry you are not limited to only one bowl, but every time you finish your bowl you have to consciously get more food. You pick what you want to eat and how much of it. By doing this you actually pick much much less food than someone would naturally serve you.
  3. Vegetables are your main course
    1. Vegetables dishes are what two of your three plates on your table are. For example you might have one plate of a cucumber dish, one of corn & carrots, and then another with ribs. If you wanted one night to have diced potatoes, chicken, and eggplant that would also be okay.
    2. We were not fans of vegetables before either, but find a few dishes that your whole family loves and rotate those. Trust us.
  4. Cut down on your meat & dairy
    1. We eat very little meat. Most Chinese eat very little meat because it is expensive. We have opted out of eating lots of meat because it isn’t the main course of a Chinese diet and that is what we wanted. We found that meat is actually harder on the digestive system than we ever thought. After a night of heavy meat eating we all feel a little more lethargic.
    2. If you love meat, then don’t cut down too much, but be conscience of how much meat you are eating versus veggies. If you are worried about the nutritional aspect of it make sure you introduce different protein dishes that are not meat. There are tons out there.
    3. We eat very little dairy. It was hard at first coming from the cheese head state of Wisconsin. Cut it down and try to limit it to eggs, milk and yogurt. You will be surprised at how awesome you will start feeling.
  5. Use chopsticks to eat
    1. You don’t know how to use them. Well watch this little tutorial and then practice away. Remember practice makes perfect, JUST DO IT! We love eating with chopsticks and wonder why we didn’t use them more at home. They are so cheap to buy and are actually lots of fun once you get going. Our 4 year old Lupita now eats all of her food with chopsticks too and she is left handed.
    2. You eat a lot slower, A LOT. I still have seen people shovel food with chopsticks so I know it can be done, but for most of us it is a lot harder to do so.
  6. Introduce rice and noodles into your meals
    1. A Chinese diet includes a lot of rice and noodles. So our daily diet is no different, we eat rice and noodles 3 times a day.
    2. We have grown to love it. We feel like our meal isn’t complete if we don’t have some.
    3. White rice and white noodles is the color of choice. The Chinese actually feel that brown rice is in the same category as the plague, they avoid it at all costs and find it a bit insulting. What about all of the calories and the carbs in white rice? These people have been eating it for thousands of years and look better, live longer, and are healthier than anyone else. So I will trust them and stick with my WHITE rice. Don’t fix it if it ain’t broken!
  7. Eat your left overs – don’t waste food or the money you spent on it.
    1. The Chinese know how to recycle and reuse things like no other society I have ever experienced. Coming from a consuming/disposing society this has been an eye opener. I will admit I really don’t enjoy left overs. I am not sure where my hatred for yesterday’s food comes from, but it has been there for sometime.
    2. Now we don’t make enough food to feed an army, we just make enough and if there are some left overs they don’t turn gross in the fridge over night. I am guessing it is because there isn’t pounds of butter or grease so the food looks very similar to what it did the day before. We rarely throw out food.
  8. Don’t deprive yourself of everything – just don’t gobble it.
    1. Don’t think that we just sit around eating carrots and celery all day and that is how we lost all of our weight. We eat food we crave and love too. I am a sucker for a coke and a snickers bar. I don’t want to know how many calories are in there or how many carbohydrates. But I have one of my power pick me up doses about twice a week at least. Some afternoons I feel like I just need a little something to get me through the day and I run down to the convenience store and pick up my little snack.
    2. We crave McDonald’s and so do our kids, so about once a week we have our American treat. We either choose McDonald’s or KFC. It is much more expensive to eat MCD’s here than it is in the US, so that keeps us away too. We do not deprive ourselves and feel bad about eating some food that we know is extremely bad for us. Anyone knows that depriving yourself of the little joys in life will only throw you off the wagon sooner.
  9. Don’t keep a stocked pantry of snacks or “just in case food”
    1. We come from a family that keeps food around in case the Apocalypse comes or maybe the next group of teenage boys. The problem with keeping all sorts of yummy food around is that you eat it when you aren’t suppose to. You might have will power, but we don’t!! Especially Zeek, he will go and snack on just about anything he can dig up at 11 or 12 at night. So we have eliminated having snacks around all together.
    2. If you have kids you know that they can and want to eat many more snacks than we do. Remember, you are teaching them their eating habits now. When their metabolism dies like ours has they will begin to pack on the pounds and not know why. This is the time to teach them about healthy eating and snacking habits.
    3. Everyone in China I encounter grabs an apple or some yummy fruit to snack on. That is considered their sweet, good food for thought.
  10. Don’t use too many bottled spices, natural spices are best and really are all that you need.
    1. This might sound odd, but it is true. We use to have about 30 bottles of spices in our cupboard. I admit that I didn’t know how to properly use 28 of them. In our Chinese diet we use about 4 or five different spices in total. They are ginger, garlic, oyster sauce, chives, and soy sauce. The ginger, garlic and chives are cut freshly and put into the dishes. Why not use fresh seasons if you can.
    2. We believe it has helped with bringing out the natural flavor of our food and made all of our veggies extra yummy.

Yup that is it!!

No insane pills or equipment to buy, just a little common sense really.

How can you not love it!

It might sound just too easy, but we are living proof that it works.

Here are some pictures of our amazing meals we have shared. We are never hungry and eat as much as we want.
Chinese Diet - 10 easy things you can do to lose weight

Here is one of our normal meals. Two types of greens cooked with a little garlic and ginger, one carrot, corn, and pork dish, and we can’t forget our rice.

Chinese Diet - 10 easy things you can do to lose weight

Here is a picture of one of our indulging days. Zeek got his meet on sticks, I got my bean filled steamed buns, Lupita got her pot-stickers, and Abe got his fried rice. Our treat was some bread with peanut butter.  We still ate it family style and everyone ate to their hearts content.

Comment here if you would like me to send you some recipes.


About the Author

Paz is an avid adventurer in life and food. Traveling across the globe with her family they enjoy cultural immersion and checking out the local eateries.

114 Responses to Chinese Diet – 10 easy things you can do to lose weight

  1. kate says:

    That’s fantastic, Paz! You both look great and the food looks delicious! Send recipes stat!

  2. Jaye Mortensen says:

    I’m truly enjoying reading your posts, Paz! Lots of good info and it’s been really fun seeing what you guys are doing. By the way, you both look great!!!!!! Send me some recipes, too.

    Love ya, Jaye

    • Paz says:

      Jaye!! Glad you like reading. We have been having a good time and learning a lot. I will send you the recipes to your e-mail address. I know you love ethnic food, you will be amazed at how easy it is to cook and how good it tastes.
      Love Paz!!

  3. Roy says:

    Who ARE these people? They don’t look like they are from Wisconsin. Where did the REST of them go?

    No cheese? No chicken wings? No brats? No gravy? Are you friggin kidding me? Those are the 4 main food groups.

    You guys need to start a food business in Kenosha where the average beefcake weighs in at over 250 lbs. and that’s just the kids.


    • Paz says:

      Right! We left the other half of us at the State Fair next to the deep fried Oreos!!! We were thinking of opening one of those here in China except people would think that was the food for the whole city not just one family. I will send you some recipes, they might go good next to the cheese curds!!!

  4. Angela White says:

    You have to bring back some of your favorite recipes to pass along! You two look awesome! Seeing those pictures reminded me of our days back in cross country. Remember Isiah (sp?) and Zeek were so tall and skinny? And girl you are tiny tiny. I’m sure you feel great.

    Fall is in full swing here. I’m thinking there is no Halloween in China?

    Sending hugs,

    • Paz says:

      Thanks!! We aren’t quite down to our CC weight. But we can only hope. 🙂 I will bring you lots of recipes and send you some here. There is no Halloween in China and we are missing the changing of the tree leaves. However the idea that winter is NOT coming is comforting. heheheh Miss you guys!

  5. Joanna says:

    Hmm…wish winter wasn’t coming here in Canada but I digress (the leaves have been lovely though..and we’re enjoying the fall fairs..our ‘Thanksgiving’ is this weekend)..anyway, I have a question. I heard that it you shouldn’t finish everything on your plate because hosts (or restaurants?) might take it as an embarrassment (ie. they didn’t serve you enough) you find that’s true? Thanks!

    • Paz says:

      What type of food do you eat for Thanksgiving? At least you don’t have to worry about there being snow…or at least I hope you don’t. We are always served and served food and forced to eat until we are about to pop!! We had to learn; “We are full, thank you” in Chinese. Like any host they feel that if you eat only a little amount that you don’t like their food. I have never witnessed a person leave any amount of food in their bowl. Seriously you would have thought it was licked clean, because every morsel of rice is eaten. We still have not mastered that skill. Your host wants you to eat and eat. The Chinese society as a whole frown on wasting anything and that includes food. At buffets if you don’t finish all of your food they will charge you for your waste….interesting isn’t it!! Hope that answers your question. I sent you some recipes as well!!

  6. Joanna says:

    Hi Paz,
    Thanks for the recipes, can’t wait to try them. Our Thanksgiving this weekend is exactly like the American kind…turkey, pumpkin pie, all the trimmings. Everything is closed on Monday and we get the day off work. This weekend is unusually warm for Southern Ontario..26 Celsius (usually 15C for this time of year) so we’ll enjoy it. Thanks also for the info on eating in China. It’s weird how you read one thing in a book, and then hear something else from someone there. So glad you can fill us in! Ttyl, Joanna

    • Paz says:

      Joanna, Please let me know how you like them and if your kids dig them. We are unable to find a good turkey at the moment for Thanksgiving come November. I heard we might be able to find an 8 lb one at a store about 45 minutes from our house. We still aren’t sure if we are going to go through all of that for a turkey and we don’t have an oven in our house either…so that adds another element of difficulty. 🙂 We read a lot of books on living and culture in China and none of them were very accurate at all. I don’t know why? If you have any other questions as always we are happy to help!

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  8. Frank Wu says:

    I had been taking these meals for 28 years, I agree that really don’t change your shape.I would like to put on 10 pounds more, but it just doesn’t help at all.

    • Paz says:

      Frank!!! I love that you want to put on 10 lbs and these meals aren’t really helping you get there. Zeek and I can recommend some good American food that will for sure help you add your weight on. Hope to see you soon!

  9. Betsy Talbot says:

    Paz, you two look great! I was just mentioning on Facebook that I was slooowly learning to eat with chopsticks in Thailand and bet I would lose 20 pounds while we were here just from that…and Rob told me to get over here and read your post. WOW.

    That is inspiring, and I love that you guys came to the same conclusions as us about freshly cooked food family style every day and no big pantry full of “just in case” food. We are sleeping better than we have in a long time, and I do think it has to do with less meat and dairy, though I would have never thought that before.

    Keep it up – you look great!

    • Paz says:

      Betsy, thanks!!!
      I am happy Rob sent you over to check out our Chinese diet! It feels great. We hope to never have or use a pantry again. We also agree that it is because we eat very little meat and dairy. Who knew we always thought it was the carbs that were killing us. We have donated a lot of our clothes. I also like not keeping on to them. hehehe

      The chopsticks help us not shovel our food into our mouths. I do have to say the very skilled at using chopsticks can…good thing we are not there yet.
      Thanks Betsy!

  10. Karin says:

    You guys look stunning! Could I please have some recipes too. I’m really
    Enjoying your blog. Thanks for allowing me to ‘travel’ with you

    • Paz says:


      Thanks!!! We feel good too. The blog posts will start coming more regularly and we want to do more on food. It has been such an amazing part of living here, we want to share it with everyone. I will send you some recipes today. Let me know if you try any of them. 🙂

    • Sarah says:

      Can I also get some recipes emailed to me?

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  15. Colleen says:

    I would love some recipes =)

    • Paz says:

      Hi! Not sure what happened but I don’t know if you received your recipes or not, so I just sent them to your e-mail again. Please let me know if you have any questions!! Take care, Paz

  16. Mary says:

    Amazing!! I had no idea how much weight you guys had lost. I love your tips and certainly need to start implementing them. I ate a raw food diet for about 3 months, lost a ton of weight and have honestly never felt better in my whole life…but that is hard to maintain on the road! I love how versatile some of these are even when out and about constantly:)

    • Paz says:

      Lol! Yes, we now have kept the weight off and continue to lose (much slower now). We still try to keep our diet the same here…I cook only our Chinese meals. Which is a good thing because it is about all I know. lol The Chinese version of the raw-food diet actually consists of no raw vegetables because they don’t believe that they are safe there, so neither did we. Even though we cooked it in oil it is still super good for you. The biggest thing for us was portions and eliminating meat. We didn’t realize how much meat we use to eat and how out of control our portions were. We now only eat out of Ikea kids size bowls. You can refill it as much as you want, but when you have to keep going back like that it triggers something in your head to slow down versus to finish that huge plate of food that you have in front of you. I have to admit the Chicken butter Masala has not been friendly to the diet, but it is totally delicious. 🙂

  17. Maggie says:

    wooh’ they all looked great. I recently told my mother I wanted to start a chinese diet and I love cooking. But never really trusted the chinese places here in America?? I think they really aren’t ‘real’ chinese original food. Please send recipes! oh and plus i’m Vegitarian, so limit the meat dishes?? momma loves meat so some would be nice:) THANKS!

    • Paz says:

      Thank you for checking out our site. You are right the Chinese food in the US is so different than real Chinese food. I sent you some recipes I hope you enjoy them!!

      • Frank says:

        Paz, came across your page by accident-but enjoyed it. I am here in China for about 18 months. I would be interesed in a few recipes as I know the healthful benefits but need to know how to stock my apartment. I’ll be cooking for one so I will have to cut back on ingredients and will still have leftovers, which means I only cook less. Looking forward to your response.

        Frank M.

  18. Yvonne says:

    You guys look great…!!! I’d love the recipes please, lots of weight to lose :((

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  20. This is a great post and now that we are in Asia I am really going to try this. We still order too much food and are slowly getting use to putting everything in the centre, not mine, mine, mine. haha. I really enjoyed this, thanks Paz!

    • Paz Chentnik says:

      Erin, Thank you! I was the worst at NOT sharing food and still have a hard time with sharing my sweets. We love how fresh and delicious Asian food is. I will send you over some recipes your kids will love them too.

  21. Trudy Byrne says:

    Hi guys, you both look great.Is there any chance you could send me some reipes that would be great thanks. T

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  23. Nyarie says:

    Hie! I think I might need some recipes, really need to lose weight just like you guys.

  24. Susan Wood says:

    Wow. Eating all that lovely Chinese food and losing weight at the same time sounds perfect. You guys are looking really good on it. I would love you to send me some of your recipes. Found the celery one on your page so will try that tonight.


  25. Hannah says:

    I’ve been browsing the web and read a couple books about the health benefits of the Chinese diet. I really want to start looking more into it and I really appreciated this post. Was wondering if you had any tips for spam thing that is just cooking for one. By the way you both look great and are an inspiration!

    • Paz says:


      Thank you so much. The Chinese Diet has changed our lives and continues to instill good eating practices and we feel great. 🙂

  26. Nikki says:

    Could u send some recipes please, both my kids love rice and vegetables and would loved to start this way of eating as a family. Thank you Nikki x

  27. Christina says:

    I’ve been reading up on the chinese diet and it seems to be the one I could probably stick with that wouldn’t feel like a “diet” at all. I read your post and like you guys I’m not a big meat eater but from Alabama so if you could imagine. Could you send me some recipes? I think y’all look great!!!

  28. funmi says:

    Both of you look great. Please send some of your recipes. Thanks. Funmi

  29. Keith Mellgren says:

    Asian food is every bit as diverse as it is delicious. I used to think that I knew Asian foods growing up. You see, we used to go out to Chinese and practically every weekend. They were a couple Chinese restaurants in the neighborhood, and they were perfect for us kids. They were greasy, flavorful, and we got a cookie at the end of every meal. What more could a child ask for?”

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  30. Lisa says:

    Please send me your receipes. I had no idea this was possible. You think of Chinese and it’s always so greasy. Your meals look great and not as greasy. Thanks for the great advise!!

    • Paz says:


      Great! Will do! Chinese food isn’t greasy at all!!! It is actually very healthy and delicious. Best of luck and thanks!!

      • Jasmyne says:

        Good day. Wow you guys look amazing. May I please request some receipes as well especially Chicken Chowchilla Mein.

        I would love to try and loose some weight and keep it there. This time for real. That would be my new years resolution for 2017 ..

        Greetings out of RSA.


  31. Judy Reintsema says:

    Am real excited about your website. Would love to try some of your recipes and look as good as you both do. Judy reintsema

  32. Tiesha Gnabah says:

    Asian cuisine styles can be broken down into several tiny regional styles that have rooted the peoples and cultures of those regions. The major types can be roughly defined as East Asian with its origins in Imperial China and now encompassing modern Japan and the Korean peninsula; Southeast Asian which encompasses Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Viet Nam, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines; South Asian states that are made up of India, Burma, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan as well as several other countries in this region of the continent..

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  33. Angel says:

    Hi Paz,I would like some of your recipes please,thank you:)

  34. Jessamy says:

    Hello! Ive been wanting to eat this way for quite some time. I am not a very experienced cook but was hoping you could send me some recipes? I have about 35lbs to lose and this seems like a healthy way to do it 🙂

    • Paz says:


      Way to go! So happy for your and do not worry you don’t have to be an experienced cook to make delicious Chinese Food that is authentic, and not greasy. I wasn’t when I started. 🙂 You can do it! A suggestion is to increase your vegetable intake as much as possible, that had a huge impact on our weight loss. Think of the meat in the dishes as flavor not the entire meal. Best of luck and look for your recipes in your inbox!

  35. Joshua says:

    Hi Paz my name is Joshua. I have just read your artical and if possible I would love some recipes from you. I love my meat so I think that this is going to be a little hard. But I weigh around 350 pounds have no energy and seem to be getting sicker. I have tried all sorts of different things but I belive that this is simple and effective enough that it could actually work. It makes sense like you said they have done this for hundreds of years. I just don’t know how I should prepare and make these dishes the right way without the butters and fats especially the dairy. If you could help me I would be greatful. Thanks

    • Paz says:


      Thank so much for checking out my site and of course I will send you some recipes. Sorry for the delay, we were traveling. I understand your predicament more than you realize. My suggestion would be to first come to terms with the food isn’t going to taste the same as the food you are used to eating and you actually may not love it the first few times. The taste of the food is just different. You may really like a dish or two but eating it all the time may not excite you at first. The reality is that your taste-buds and your cravings have to re-adjust. We had huge cravings for sugar, butter, and lard!!! The advantage that we had (since we have very little will power) is that we couldn’t just go buy it and it was very very expensive. Please let me know if you have any questions. I am more than happy to help.

  36. Emilienne says:

    Can I please have the recipes

  37. Mandy van Eerden says:

    Dear Paz, I would love to try your recipes, could you please send me some? I am trying to change my eating habits and hopefully with your recipes it will make it easier.

  38. naomi says:

    Could I please have the recipes? Thanx

  39. Naffi says:

    “Most Chinese eat very little meat because it is expensive.” What a birdbrained statement.

  40. favour says:

    can i please have some recipes?

  41. Georgina says:

    Hello myself and my boyfriend are both living in china for the next 12 months, we love cooking but seem to end up frying everything we make that is chinese hahaha. We only have 1pan and 1wok. Do you have some recipes you could send us…. As your looks very tasty. Many thanks

  42. Barbara says:

    Hi Paz
    I have just come across your page and think you both look great. I have never thought about using chopsticks to help weight loss but it makes so much sense. I love chinese food, which usually comes from the local takeaway, and I don’t know why I haven’t just made my own as it would be so much healthier, I think it is about convenience. Here in the UK obesity is becoming a big problem and I think we could all benefit from taking a leaf out of the Asian eating style. Please send me some of your favourite tried and tested recipes and I will let you know how it goes.

  43. carolyn mercado says:

    Omg ! Thank you I have been looking for a diet like this and couldn’t find anything. Please please send me some recipes I will help me alot ! Thank you for this you guys look amazing.

  44. temmy says:

    i love this and i really want to try, can you please send me recipe too? thanks

  45. Emma says:

    Please send recipes!! LOVEd the food when I traveled in China and lost SO much weight! my digestive system was the best it had ever been in my life and my hair, skin and nails were awesome! Please send!


  46. Jonathan says:

    My wife and I are moving to china for a year this July. I am hoping that getting away from all of this American food will really help me to lose some weight. I hope it does!!

  47. joseph says:

    Thank you so much for sharing you amazing experience.

  48. Meagan says:

    I don’t know if you are still sending recipes, but I would love to see them. I am so glad I came across this site! I was in Japan for one week and I lost weight while LOVING the food. I haven’t been able to figure out how to eat more asian food in the US without getting it from the professionals (eating out). I would love to adapt this style of eating.

  49. I like your blog. I dated someone who was asian and so where her friends. I lost weight while I kept eating at their home parties and eating out. Most recently I cook a lot of time Chinese food and I have felt more towards eating less meat than the big american portions. Are the vegetables pretty much steamed in the pictures?

  50. Matseliso Makhetha says:

    Please send your receipes. i realy need to lose weight and you guys looks great.

  51. Nicole Watts says:

    You two look really great!!please send me some recipes.i would love to try this.

  52. Sally says:


    I know this site is old and hope that you can still receive my message.\

    I would love to get your Chinese recipes…billions of thin Chinese cannot be wrong 😀

  53. Spearsing says:

    Please send recipes. I’m worried about finding the ingredients in small town USA, but I want to try it. You and your family are inspiring.

  54. Geneva says:

    AMAZING I would love Recipies

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  56. ann says:

    hi! i’ve been wanting to slim down. i’d be delighted if you’ll share your recipes with me. Many thanks!

  57. felisha says:

    I was wondering if I can get some recipes

  58. Nerina Daniels says:

    Hlo it’s so wonderful nd so exciting to see that chines healthy lifestyle really works nd what they did to u nd ur family amazing.I live in south Africa and I’ve got 4 sisters nd all of us are fat love eating out fast foods nd loves meat alot sweet stuff is a must eat everyday so I know we have a problem they don’t that’s why I’m on da site looking for ideas how I can help myself nd my mom nd sisters lose da weight because diet pills don’t help we just getting worser plz help us live a healthy lifestyle because three of my family members alread hve diabetic.Plz send me simple recipes food products that I can found here in SA okay thnx alot hope to hear from u.Well done on ur wonderful weight lose its amazing soon we want to look gr8 nd feel gr8 just like u!!!!keep it up

  59. Kiki says:

    I used to live in China too but it was when I was little, the food was really delicious!! Can you please send me some recipes? Thank You : )

  60. Robie Holmes says:

    Yes, please send me some recipes. I have just had briatric surgery and those types of meals you have described is right for me. I only do fish, turkey wings (small ones) and maybe small chicken wings but only fish, broccoli, string beans.

    So please send the recipes that might include those things. I appreciate your time in doing this thank you very much.

  61. lele says:

    Thank you for posting and sharing i would love your recipes i hope to hear back from you congrats on the weight lose 🙂

  62. Jayne says:

    Hi – I found it really interesting reading your article above. I’ve been thinking of following a Chinese diet for a while now. I have just discovered oolong tea which I love and believe has many health benefits. Could you please help me with some weekly meal plans to see if this would help with my weigh and health?

    Many Thanks

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  64. lisa says:

    please could you send me some recipies this sounds great

  65. Emily says:

    I would love some of these Chinese recipes!

  66. Thnx for sharing your amazing experience.

  67. Mary says:

    May I please have your recipes? Thank you for this page-it has prompted me to finally switch to Chinese-style eating!

  68. priyanka says:

    Hi paz,plz send me your recipe. Plz plz plz.

  69. Jen Flinchbaugh says:

    This sounds very interesting to try, would you mind sending me some recipes to try.


    Jen F

  70. SK says:

    Hi Paz, I am reading your post exactly after 4 year. Sounds good and hope still you are in good shape. I am living in China and travel a lot. Put on 14 lbs in a year. Just Started working out and when it was looking around for more tip to loose weight found yours. Very interesting and encouraging. Thanks.

  71. Rachel E says:

    This is great! I would also like some recipes please, if you are able to send them 🙂

  72. Lexi says:

    I love this bc I am pretty much done w American food. I seem to be allergic to a lot of stuff. I have been working on simplifying my meals. This is definitely something I could do. Can you please send me some of your recipes? I just loved my first few meals that I put together.!!

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  75. Spook says:

    Inspiring stuff! I’m a great fan of traditional foods and diets, and would love to give your recipes a run with my family if you’d be so kind Paz 🙂

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  77. don says:

    Hello Paz
    Please email me the recipes it all looks good

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  79. johanna says:

    I would love to join your website and if you can please send me your recipes! They look delicious!

  80. Karen says:

    Hi Paz,
    Do you still send out recipes? I just love Chinese and Japanese food but live in a remote area in Western Australia. I crave this type of food and would eat it every day if I could.
    Please, please, please send as many recipes as you can or want to.
    Thankyou 🙂

  81. Sherrie Ward says:

    I would LOVE some recipes! This sounds amazing!

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  83. Elizia says:

    hey paz!
    Good to hear your experience. but i have a question that in my knowledge brown rice is far better than white rice.It contains low calories than white rice.i heard that white rice is more digestive than brown rice..
    kindly clear it1

  84. Laura says:


    Great Post!

    You have shared great tips. I am really going to try your recipes. Eating all that lovely Chinese food and losing weight at the same time sounds perfect. These tips are really helpful for me.

    Thanks for sharing!

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