(Yakult is a digestive yogurt drink, only a few ounces)
Hong Kong people are skinny. There are a few heavy set people, but rarely. Riding in the MTR (subway) the seats are not even design to fit more heavy set people.
3 Main reasons why they are fit
1) Amount of walking. In the States, I drive my car to even to the local super market a few blocks away. With an efficient MTR subway, I can go from Wan Chai to Central (business downtown) within ten minutes. I walk to the MTR and each station is only a few minutes away from each other.
2) Portion control. At Seven Eleven, there is no Big Gulp. From ice coffee at restaurants, just about everything is small relative to the United States.
3) The general diet. Chinese is the primary cuisine. A small bowl of wonton noodle soup can be considered lunch. View the picture above. The wonton noodle soup was on $3USD but it was small.
The won ton noodle soup at a local Wan Chai restaurant had chewy noodles that married well with wonton. Also, Japanese comes in a close second in terms of popular cuisines. Sushi restaurants are everywhere. Since sushi lacks oil, it is considered a healthy choice.
My grandma has aged well considering she is 83, so what does she eat?
Her diet is simple.
Steamed fish with soy sauce, soup, and corn.
No fatty cheese, no artery blockers. After working for Lee Kum Kee, the major sauce company in Asia, I discovered that Chinese cuisine is healthy. Many soy products from soy sauce, tofu, to soy milk are part of the daily diet.
I conclude that diet alone does not make one healthy. But a great diet, exercise, along with family oriented community is a great combination.
In terms of kitchen space, it is very compact. Every appliance is built in a compact manner.