I tend to eat too fast. But I've heard many times that if you eat slowly, you will be more aware of when you are satisfied. I am making it a habit now to chew more thoughtfully and take a drink of water between each bite during my meals.
*TMI Alert* this keeps me from "shoveling" food into my mouth.
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Slow down - eat slower. It takes your brain time to catch up with what you're eating. Put down your fork or spoon in between every single bite - you'll be amazed at how slowing down and taking time to enjoy/savor your food helps!4
I originally learned this from Weight Watchers.
I have always had trouble slowing down when I eat (I eat WAY too fast). I have found that I rarely drink anything when I am actually eating. Lately I have been drinking a low calorie (like seltxer with a splash of juice) or no calorie (water) beverage with meals and it is helping me slow down a bit. 274
Although I eat quite a bit of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, I have an extremely slow digestion system due to having thyroid disease. It takes forever for my body to break down the foods. I started taking fiber capsules with my meals a few months ago, because I always feel bulky from the slow system. My weight loss has greatly improved since doing so, I've lost about 10 pounds more than usual and upon having blood tests done , my cholesterol levels have dropped which is a plus! 9
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