Comparative Report on Diet Study in Vietnam, Indonesia, and Thailand in 2016
Respondents from 3 Southeast Asia countries (Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam) think that they are overweight and are willing to pay up to $30 for weight loss program.
A vast majority of our surveyed respondents (almost 90.0%) said they are slightly overweight [VN (88.0%) : ID (99.0%) : TH (87.0%)], because they constantly get hungry, cannot resist food and lack exercise. Therefore, they would like to loose a few kilograms in order for them to look good and feel beautiful.
Despite the similarities, the importance given to scales varies from country to country. In Indonesia (27.6%) and Vietnam (42.3%), women expect to loose weight right after joining diet programs, but in contrast, Thai women believe that loosing weight is not necessary but what’s important is that they must come out of the program healthy.
Besides looking after themselves through diet, women in all three countries also prioritize exercising every week. In Indonesia and Thailand, more than 30.0% work out for 1-2 days per week while in Vietnam, 33.3% work out for at least 3-5 days per week.