When you were a kid you may have heard your parents, relatives, or other people talk about eating slowly or chew food at least 32 times.
- Why you have to eat slowly?
- How it will help you?
- Does it affect our body?
Well here I have shown you the benefits of eating slowly. Let us know your thoughts in the comment sections.
Try To Eat With Others
If you’re engaged in conversation while eating, this may slow you down some. Whenever possible, try to eat with other people.If you live with your family, try to make family meal nights a regular occurrence. Not only will this slow down your eating, but it can also increase the feeling of family togetherness. If you live with roommates, consider having dinner with your roommates a few nights a week. Everyone can agree to prepare a dish. If you live alone, try inviting friends over for dinner or eating out at a healthy restaurant a few nights a week.
Chew Food More
I don’t suggest you count to the 32 suggested by The Great Masticator — that would interfere but keeping the food in your mouth a bit longer, and not swallowing it whole is a good idea. Chewing your food more will help bring your focus back to your meal. It will also help you delay the time between taking a bite and swallowing. Try to chew between 10 and 15 seconds before swallowing. Concentrate on the flavor and texture when you chew. Try to be aware of the fact you are eating, and stop to think about how much you’re enjoying your food.
Sip Water Or Other Drinks
Sipping water with your meal forces you to slow down, and at the same time distends your stomach, sending satiety signals to your brain.
It can help to flavor your water to make it more enticing. You can buy flavored water at the supermarket. You can also add pieces of fruit or vegetables to tap water to give it extra flavor.
Eat Every 3-4 Hours
Waiting for long periods between eating can leave you feeling starved. If you’re extra hungry, you’re more likely to wolf down food. Instead of eating 3 large meals a day, make a point of eating a small meal every 3 or 4 hours.
Do not let yourself get too hungry— If you end up starving by the end of the day, you’re likely to binge eat. If your stomach is growling and you’re feeling extreme hunger pangs, you’ve let yourself go too long between meals. When you feel a small amount of hunger building, start planning on what to eat. Strive to have a snack within the next half hour or so.