Eating – such a simple pleasure . Luckily, we need food, but, unfortunately, it can make us gain weight if we don’t eat appropriately and in adequate quantities. Here is where science gets involved and gives you some very wise advice: chew slower than you currently do. The reasons behind this advice are the pillars on which a diet should be based.
- You will enjoy your food more than you do now. By chewing slowly, you notice some other textures, flavors and, generally, other nuances found in what you eat. Thus, you transform a dinner into a gastronomic delight that lasts longer than before.
- Because of the fact that our body is only capable of giving a 20 minute delayed signal when we are full due to the ‘bumpy road’ the food has to go on until it reaches the intestines, by chewing slowly we avoid the risk of overeating. It has been proven that only by doing this, in one year, you can lose about 20 pounds.
- You can also avoid digestive problems. Chewing slowly also means chewing better, or chewing a significant number of times, which means that you ease the job of your stomach. Therefore, light digestive problems are easily solvable.
- By concentrating on your eating, you live in the moment, thus you enjoy what you are doing rather than thinking of your problems. This way, your mind eases, even just for a few minutes, relieving you of a bit of stress.
How to do it? Concentrate on what you are doing, try putting your fork down every once in a while and enjoy our meal. Simple, isn’t it?