Eat slowly, take your time and help your body burn fat. When you eat more slowly, you are actually helping yourself lose weight.
Don’t over do it on the Macca’s and other rubbish food, thinking if you eat that kind of crap slowly you won’t put on weight.
It doesn’t work that way. Keep in mind, junk food is exactly what the name suggests JUNK!
Just chew for longer on every mouthful and revel in all the good healthy food you can. Eat your treats slowly too and enjoy.
I have always been a slow eater, from the time I was a girl I was always the last one at the table.
When you eat slowly you have consumed less food by the time you realise you are feeling full. Your brain takes about 20 min before it will start to send out signals that you are full.
Research has discovered when you slow down eating you consume fewer calories, as you tend to eat less and stay fuller for longer.
Eat Slowly Enjoy Your Food
Those who love to linger over their food actually enjoy it more. When you take smaller bites, take longer to chew your food, you appreciate and delight in the wonderful flavours.
When you eat fast, rush through a plate of food because you have no time. You not only don’t get to enjoy the meal, you pay for it later with that bigger backside, love handles, and thunder thighs.
Usually, when you eat too fast, you will feel hungry about an hour later. Whereas when you eat slowly, you will still feel satisfied for up to 2 hours or more.
Researchers found women between the ages of 40 and 50 who eat their food quickly. Are more likely to be obese than those who eat more slowly.
When you don’t take your time eating, and continue to eat hurriedly you end up creating unhealthy eating habits. This, in turn, will create stressful situations for yourself.
Taking that little extra time over your meal can have long-lasting effects in lots of other areas of your life. Once you learn to slow down eating a meal and relax, think about how much weight you will be losing over the long-term.
Eat more slowly for improved digestion
When you eat too fast, you are not chewing your food properly. Your mouth is the first place digesting food starts, by chewing.
When you eat fast and gulp food down, large pieces of food end up in your system. This can cause digestive problems such as; abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea and gas.
Did you know when you eat slowly, even your teeth can benefit? Yep, that’s right, the bones which hold your teeth in place actually get a workout and keep your teeth and gums healthy.
When you take the time to chew your food you produce more saliva. This is good for helping clear food particles from teeth and helps wash away bacteria.
Slowing down when eating also helps make it easier for your intestines to pick up all the vitamins and minerals it needs.
It also makes sense when you eat more slowly you will be aging naturally.
Another good thing about taking your time to eat slowly, you are able to keep your insulin levels down. When you eat fast, gulp down your food you are actually increasing your insulin levels.
Insulin is a hormone needed to help keep your sugar levels down. When you eat fast and too much food, you are actually raising your sugar levels.
If your body is making too much insulin, you are keeping your body in a state of fatness!
Eat more slowly to keep your insulin levels down and your body will always be in a fat burning state.
Reasons Why You Eat Fast And Should Eat More Slowly
We have a natural instinct to copy the person we are with.
Next time you are sitting next to someone eating their food fast, take notice and slow down. The fast eater may end up copying you instead.
Are you an emotional eater? If you answered yes to that question, then you have just worked out why you don’t eat slowly.
A lot of the time eating too fast begins in childhood, when you may have been in a hurry to leave the dinner table. This pattern can and does carry on into adulthood like many other bad habits.
Instead of sitting down calmly and quietly at a table to eat and savor our food. Many of us eat while we drive, work, in front of the computer, on public transport, walking, mostly anywhere but sitting down.
When you eat like this, you are unaware of how much you are eating and you eat quicker. Because, you got places to go, things to do, life is busy, who needs to stop and eat, what is that all about?
Well, it’s about taking a few minutes each day out of your busy life, to think about your body and give it the love and attention it needs. To eat more slowly, to savor and enjoy just for that small amount of time each day.
Your waistline will thank you, your digestive system will thank you, your skin, hair and nails will thank you. You will feel happier all day, every day.
You can’t argue with that now can you? Eat slowly and enjoy your life.