Why are the Chinese skinny?

Why are the Chinese skinny?

There are 8 comments on the The Straits Times story from Nov 27, 2008, titled Why are the Chinese skinny?. In it, The Straits Times reports that:

WHAT makes Chinese people so skinny? Is it all due to genes? A more active lifestyle? In her new book, Why the Chinese Don't Count Calories, British writer Lorraine Clissold set out to discover what it was that ...

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Bob

Auckland, New Zealand

#1 Nov 27, 2008
Probably because they have limited access to energy. In much the same way that many Chinese people I see are short, because as children they had limited access to energy. There, I solved the puzzle and didn't need to write a book about it.
YiLiu

Shenzhen, China

#2 Mar 14, 2009
20 years ago may be short of energy
Recently 10 years,energy is not a problem,esp children live in City
Main reason is race different
Inside Scoop

Mesquite, NV

#3 Mar 14, 2009
The Chinese people are skinny because
they use CHOP STICKS ?
Have you ever used CHOP STICKS ?
WANT TO LOOSE WEIGHT PICK UP A BUNDEL OF CHOP STICKS AND REPALCE YOUR KINVES. FORKS ANS SPOONS !
WITHIN A WEEK TIME YOU WILL LOSE WEIGHT, WATCH YOU FAMILY LEAVE THE TABLE TRYING TO EAT WITH cHOP STICKS ?
OLD CHINEESE SECREAT !
Rose

United States

#4 Mar 15, 2009
LOL Inside Scoop...My girlfriend at work is Chinese... the women at my table decided we are going to diet..been 2 weeks and I lost 7 1/2 pds..anyways...she is rail thin...I know the Chinese desserts you would have to pay me to eat them..and then I still wouldnt eat'em..they are bad..dry and just plain yukky..but she wants to gain weight..so as we eat like birds at our table she is pigging out! I went to Korea a few years ago and all the women I seen there were very skinny.
YiLiu

Shenzhen, China

#5 Mar 17, 2009
Inside Scoop wrote:
The Chinese people are skinny because
they use CHOP STICKS ?
Have you ever used CHOP STICKS ?
WANT TO LOOSE WEIGHT PICK UP A BUNDEL OF CHOP STICKS AND REPALCE YOUR KINVES. FORKS ANS SPOONS !
WITHIN A WEEK TIME YOU WILL LOSE WEIGHT, WATCH YOU FAMILY LEAVE THE TABLE TRYING TO EAT WITH cHOP STICKS ?
OLD CHINEESE SECREAT !
Nealy all Chinese use chopsticks.
Some school students use spoon,because it easy put into lunch box
Kelly

Talisay, Philippines

#6 Dec 5, 2012
I think its because of their diet, we all know that most Chinese are vegetarian. They only eat enough meat to sustain the protein they need.

Since: Dec 12

Phoenix, AZ

#8 Dec 6, 2012
it is because their custom diet. Chinese food make them skinny.
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Won Hung Lo

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Dec 7, 2012
Have you seen some Chinese people, especially an only son, lately? Skin y is not an adjective that is appropriate.

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