MamaMandee
Tip: Eat S.L.O.W
January 16, 2013 at 7:21 PM

                Eat S.L.O.W

A Japanese study found that faster eaters gained an average of 4.2 pounds over 8 years, while slower eaters gained only 1.5 pounds.

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  • darbyakeep45
    January 17, 2013 at 6:40 AM

    Makes sense.

  • bhwrn1
    by bhwrn1
    January 17, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    I've always heard to eat more slowly because it takes time for your stomach to tell your brain it's full.

  • SabrinaLC
    January 17, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    True.

    If you eat fast you will end up eating too much because your body won't have the time to let you know that you are satisfied.

  • Krysden
    by Krysden
    January 17, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    agreed

  • mp3mom
    by mp3mom
    January 17, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    Interesting.

    Quoting MamaMandee:

                    Eat S.L.O.W

    A Japanese study found that faster eaters gained an average of 4.2 pounds over 8 years, while slower eaters gained only 1.5 pounds.


  • ihave1
    by ihave1
    January 17, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    That is becase if you eat slow your brain has time to let you know you are full.  I will start eating slower

  • Neuro
    by Neuro
    January 18, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    It takes your hypothalamus (part of the brain that sends the "full signal") 20 minutes to fully register that you are full. (http://www.deanza.edu/faculty/janowiczrachel/GI%20Pathology%20&%20Nutrition%20Lab%20PowerPoint.pdf) my computer won't load the link but I am pretty sure it is in there.

    This is why slower eaters gain less weight. Their hypothalamus registers full and they stop before they eat more than they need. People who eat faster don't give their hypothalamus enough time to "save" them from over-eating. I am a very slow eater, I have never been able to help it. I used to think it was a problem before I studied weight and weight loss. I have been a healthy weight my whole life.

    Eat more slowly, you'll find that you are eating less over time. Eventually, you will become accustomed to eating less.