How do Chinese women lose weight so fast after pregnancy? Any tips?

Google goobey
Sep 28 65 Comments

Indian pregnant lady in tech here wanting some tips. I see Chinese women come back from pregnancy leave with flat abs.
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  • Apple Shouldyou?
    Stop deep frying everything you eat. Eat steamed veggies and watch the magic.
    Sep 28 0
  • Facebook ⭕w⭕
    Chinese people are ruthless to each other when it comes to weight gain, so they are pressured to lose weight just from that alone.

    Also, in general Indian diet is pretty unhealthy which makes it more difficult for Indians to lose weight.
    Sep 28 3
    • Amazon / Eng crazy007
      Is Indian, and is in agreement.
      Sep 28
    • Google goobey
      OP
      Yes we are used to eating lot of carbs from childhood and being a vegetarian makes it worse
      Sep 28
    • Copperleaf Technologies QqiQ14
      +1.. Chinese moms/grandmas are also ruthless when it comes to fat-shaming their younger generation
      Sep 28
  • Microsoft Queasy
    They don’t gain much to begin with.
    Sep 28 2
    • Google goobey
      OP
      I have seen indians who don't gain much but gain a LOT right after pregnancy during nursing and they never get back to shape.
      Sep 28
    • Microsoft Queasy
      That’s not pregnancy weight then. Most likely caused by lifestyle change and should be more easily addressable if you stick to your pre-pregnancy lifestyle, in terms of diet and level of physical activity. If one sticks to their pregnancy diet, post-pregnancy, of course they will gain weight rapidly and as people age (that’s anyone, not just women) losing weight becomes harder. So it’s important not to let oneself go.
      Sep 28
  • Microsoft notok
    Did you have flat abs before? Stop creating unrealistic expectations. When you have a child sleep will be at a premium your stress levels will be higher and your body will need to heal. You should be happy if you feel sane.
    Sep 28 3
    • Microsoft jtdedxg
      This^
      Sep 28
    • Google goobey
      OP
      Yes I did and I have seen few of my friends who had flat abs bloat up crazily after pregnancy esp during nursing so wanted to know if there is something Chinese women follow that indian women are unaware of
      Sep 28
    • Facebook bulla1
      You can look at anyone’s body and guess what his plate looks like. There is no secret to it. Once you are done breastfeeding eat less (and if possible workout).
      Having a baby is pretty hard on your lifestyle. Ppl might eat out a lot and workout less. Indian street food is the worst
      Sep 28
  • Facebook / Eng
    foggydesi

    Facebook Eng

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    Abs are made in the kitchen not at the gym !
    Use portion control and an app like myfitnesspal and count calories ...you wi'll be surprised how Carby Indian food is. workout should be a lifestyle ....breastfeeding helps with weightloss,

    Talk to a nutritionist and get a good breakdown of your macros goals ... unfortunately genetics has a huge part to play ...but you can fight it! ...congrats on the baby !!!
    Sep 28 9
    • Facebook / Eng
      foggydesi

      Facebook Eng

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      foggydesimore
      Sorry if that was misinformation ...but the abs stuff was all good info ...I promise :)
      Sep 28
    • Apple Shouldyou?
      Good promise or mother promise?
      Sep 28
    • Google goobey
      OP
      Haha I believe you :)
      Sep 28
    • Facebook / Eng
      foggydesi

      Facebook Eng

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      foggydesimore
      Sacchi mucchi ...maa kasam!
      Sep 28
    • Amazon mmmehhhh
      Eh my medical friends say that you can lose weight breastfeeding. That economist also said that drinking wine is OK during pregnancy because there haven’t been any conclusive studies done not realizing you cannot have conclusive studies when it involves babies. The person is beyond naive. I don’t think they understood what those statistics meant.
      Sep 30
  • VMware / Eng Codeyard
    I’ve seen Indian women back on perfect track after pregnancy too. It’s all about how a person maintains, n committed to health
    Sep 28 0
  • Roku / Eng
    zZ💤

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    zZ💤more
    I, East Asian, thought the same thing about white women 🙄
    Sep 28 1
    • Uber / Eng HvWK68
      Instagram models are not representative
      Sep 28
  • I gained MASSIVE weight after giving birth. I have always been on heavier side to the point I felt depressed but this was on whole another level and then I lost 40 pounds and nobody could believe it was me not even me!! So I can say this with some authenticity. Please hear my journey.

    I had a tough delivery. It lasted long and took some toll on my body . After giving birth, with some difficulty I stared breast feeding. First week was terrible but it became easier. After that beast feeding happened like a charm. 6 months I fed and I did not gain much weight but as soon as I stopped it was insane. By next year I was 80 kg. I ate roti rice sabji and everything that comes in carb but also vegetable rich Indian diet and then I went into a dark place.. it was when I saw one of my picture.. I had terrible posture and big ponch and decided that was it. From here I want to give this disclaimer.. I am no expert or capable of giving any medical advice but this is just what worked for me.

    I started keto and enrolled with a personal trainer. I did it religiously and worked out dedicatedly. I did not eat any red meat or unhealthy processed food or meat. If was mainly Indian sabjis and choose ones low in carb with cawliflower rice. Absolutely no roti or rice and no snacking. Within 6 months I felt like I was reborn.

    Now here is my take. Giving birth is a huge physical change for us. Our genes are different our diet is different. Our body types, hair, skin, metabolism are different based on centuries of evolution and geography so please don’t feel bogged down by physiques that are way different from us be it Chinese or Europeans. After giving birth give yourself a break. Your child absolutely needs you. If you decide to breast feed that itself is going to make you exhausted. Take it slow. Take care of yourself and your baby. When you feel slightly recovered start light excersises. After a few months once you feel a bit independent and your baby starts solids then go full in. Give up unhealthy snacking and change your lifestyle. Something like keto helped me give up processed foods and snacking completely. Once you start working out and healthy diet give it some time. Keep in mind weight loss is not magic. Give yourself a good six months and enjoy the journey. I wish you the best! Remember it is your body and you know what is best for you! Wish you the very best!
    Sep 28 2
    • Cisco / Eng RottenRobi
      Awesome! You are a super mom - all moms are BTW. I think you learnt the havoc an unbridled carb consumption can cause. Best wishes to you and your family.
      Sep 28
    • Google goobey
      OP
      Such an inspirational and informative reply. ❤️ Thank you so much for the post
      Everything you said makes sense I just remembered giving up on indian rice roti sugar and milk in 2014 and losing weight in 3 months it was such a huge change I have never gained back that much weight. I will revisit this post later and follow it. You are right this is the secret to losing weight.
      Sep 29
  • Google ;O 𓂺
    It's not genetics. It's diet. Fat Asians exist. Don't inhale shitty food. Chinese even have a 30 day post maternity diet, with meal deliveries to support it in the Bay Area.

    They don't get it for free. It takes dietary discipline.
    Sep 28 5
    • Microsoft notok
      This post maternity diet is a legit deal. Lots of broths and soups.
      Sep 28
    • Google goobey
      OP
      This sounds great do they have a vegetarian version too are there any catering names I can look up?
      Sep 28
    • Google ;O 𓂺
      Not quite. Meat is really important in Chinese culture.
      Sep 28
    • Google ;O 𓂺
      To be clear: the 30 day diet food doesn't taste good. That's the discipline. It's considered healthy, and health > flavor.
      Sep 28
    • Google goobey
      OP
      I have done diets before and don't mind doing it provided someone gives it to me
      It's lot of hard work to do this on your own.dont mind paying
      Sep 28
  • New sdyo30
    Google Kareena kapoors pictures before and after pregnancy if she can you can except that nobody wants to eat the good diet sleep 8-10 hours and drink a lots of water and workout. If she can do this you can.
    Sep 28 3
    • Microsoft Queasy
      I looked her up, looks like she is an actress. They are often rich (probably means round the clock care and private trainers) and their chief job is their looks! They have a very different lifestyle. So not really a realistic role model.
      Sep 28
    • New sdyo30
      Do you really think only money can buy that body ahahaha come to New York or Los Angeles
      Sep 28
    • Microsoft Queasy
      No but it certainly can help. If you have someone taking care of your kids, someone doing your grocery shopping and your cooking to ensure highest quality and you have a private gym with a trainer it leaves you with plenty of time and energy. If you are working 9-5 seated looking at a monitor, have two hours commute on top of that and have to take care of the kids yourself, do your shopping, cleaning, grocery shopping, and cooking you won’t have as much time and energy left in a day to work on your figure!
      Sep 28
  • I’d run a mile or so every day. You’ll see results in about two weeks of this and if you really wanna get lean increase your distance slowly. Should take you less than 30 minutes a day. As others mentioned diet is also key look into buying Soylent and pounding that stuff along with lots of water.
    Sep 28 7
    • That’s just wrong my man. Running will increase your body’s ability to metabolize calories and lean you out all over your body. She wants to be lean quickly. And damn didn’t think about Soylent and nursing.. I’d recommend some but yea probably don’t go only Soylent. Maybe 1/3rd if your calories since it’s still a lot more healthy than the average American diet.
      Sep 28
    • Google goobey
      OP
      Great thanks for the tip! Does running 1 mile or exercising reduce breast milk?
      Sep 28
    • Microsoft notok
      Nope. Running won’t reduce milk. Fresh air will also help. Get a jogging stroller.
      Sep 28
    • Google goobey
      OP
      Ah thanks every indian women tells me otherwise! I was planning on nuna mixx but will relook my options
      Sep 28
    • I would honestly think running would only give you positive health benefits. For males it increases testosterone so I’d say for women it wouldn’t hurt by any means. You’ll also experience increased focus, stress relief, and other benefits. It’s akin to meditation. Also just to address people saying running doesn’t work I know a college cross country team that only eats McDonald’s and garbage food and they’re all TWIGS.
      Sep 28
  • SAP PXkM70
    Asian women don’t age until like 60

    Only exception is excessive alcohol and cigarette
    Sep 28 1
  • Microsoft KKWh68
    East asian here.

    Its all about the diet. Don't deep fry your food. Eat healthy. There is no secret to this
    Sep 28 0
  • Apple / Eng
    banana-man

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    banana-manmore
    That's a secret for losing weight quickly:
    Eat less and eat healthy food.
    Sep 28 1
  • Zulily BonnyBrown
    Focus on eating no more than 1500 calories a day (banana, carrots, apple, 1 chapati and little white de-starched rice with little oil sabji and basic yellow daal) and exercise to lose atleast 500. You will be in shape within 50 days
    Sep 28 0
  • iStreamPlanet / Eng
    mBCd05

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    mBCd05more
    Stop eating like crap
    Sep 28 0
  • Cisco / Eng RottenRobi
    Read this book by Dr. Jason Fung “The obesity code”. It is an interesting read and will enlighten you on how our bodies process and store calories. Hormones play a critical role in controlling our metabolism and they definitely trigger fat accumulation response in the body during pregnancy and afterwards.
    Sep 28 1
    • Google goobey
      OP
      Interesting will definitely look it up
      Sep 28
  • Oscar
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    Fat or not fat that’s a question.
    Sep 28 0
  • Cerner / Eng Zenobia
    Mostly diet I guess. My colleague is Indian but grew up in China. She is flat like them, eats Indian food with white rice daily, but keeps sipping on green tea the entire day and doesn’t workout.
    Sep 28 0
  • Capital One MV60037
    Chinese women are surrounded by 360 degree body shaming since they turn 6. Even their own mothers start shaming them within 2 weeks of delivery. If you have a Chinese tiger mom, I guarantee you will look like a VS model by Xmas!
    Sep 29 3
    • Google blindv
      Indian moms are the opposite. Lol. They love it when we gain weight. It's a sign of health and prosperity to them.
      Sep 30
    • Amazon mmmehhhh
      Your mom maybe. My mom called my one month old baby fat. Said I was feeding her too much. Called me fat too which I am so no worries there.
      Sep 30
    • Google blindv
      Oh wow. I have never seen this in my family. All of my relatives, including my mom are more than happy if I put on weight and look plumper.
      Sep 30

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