OPINIONS Proxy eaters are a weighty issue!


Proxy eaters are a weighty issue!

Global Times

09:12, April 12, 2019

Does your salivary gland run amok at the sight of fried chicken or you quarrel with your taste buds' desire to slurp bubble tea to avoid consuming extra calories? Well, you can try the latest way of losing weight. 


Illustrations: Peter C. Espina/Global Times

In China, you can now pay someone online to savor the food and beverages for you. After "Kua Kua" groups - online chat groups where members shower unconditional praise on you - hiring people to eat and drink has become a new practice among young Chinese people. Those who hire others for the service can enjoy a detailed and all-round video of the drink or food, including a detailed description of the taste and the whole process from the first bite to the last morsel. As many youngsters are in a constant state of war to strike a balance between tasty food and eating healthy, using others to satisfy the desire may as well be a good way to keep in shape. This shows that young Chinese people are interested in looking for a creative solution to a problem through social contacts. Such an odd but funny service may not last long but a little entertainment is never too much.

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