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In China, weight watchers spark quirky trend of ‘eat for you’. Deets inside

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 09 April 2019, 12:13 PM
#Eat for you in China a growing trend on Chinese social media platforms (Photo: Twitter)
#Eat for you in China a growing trend on Chinese social media platforms (Photo: Twitter)

Won’t gulping down all the fries, shakes, burgers without having to worry about even a slight bit of increase in the weight measurement machine a dream only possible within a dream itself? Wrong! You can now do it, fulfill all your fast food junkies wish, give your sweet tooth all the cheat they want but with a twist because, you won’t be the one actually gulping down the delicacies.

A popular service “Eat for You” which is a hit among China’s youngsters helps one live out the dream of eating without gaining weight. People’s Daily China posted this service on their Facebook page that read, “Yearning for fried chicken, hot pot, and milk tea, but also worried about your weight? Then our ‘#EatforYou’ services will help!”

Buyers of the service only need to pay an extra $2 in fees in addition to the original price of a meal to hire someone to taste the food for them. These deals are often offered with hot pot, fried chicken, barbecue, and other calorie-rich foods. According to their service after the payment, sellers will take photos or film the whole process of you eating their food while you also give them the feedback. They, in a way live the taste of the food through you, just not literally.

The reason behind this growth of service among China youngsters is manifold, some say that they want to avoid the trouble of lining up for food, while many for the most part say they just want to avoid gaining weight. Others simply say that they enjoy watching others eat, which in turn breeds more sellers who turn their passion for food into a business.

‘’Most of the consumers and sellers are people born after 1990 and the most enjoyable thing for them is the fun of communication and final products instead of the simple eating process. For example, they are willing to share insights with sellers on the food as well as techniques on how to film such videos’’ Beijing Youth Daily reported.

Other growing services apart from “Eat for You” on Chinese social media platforms also includes writing love letters, playing games for consumers the People’s Daily of China reported.

 

First Published: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 12:12 PM
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