Slim Down by Eating Slowly
Have you ever scarfed down a meal, only to find that you're miserably full shortly after? Quick eating almost always results in overeating, and that can result in unwanted weight gain, or at least make your weight loss efforts difficult. That's because it takes about 20 minutes for your brain to react to chemicals released as you eat, registering that your stomach is full. Eating slowly will help to assure you won't overdo it.
Metabolic Research Center offers these tips for slowing down to slim down.
- Sit at the table: It's easy to lose track of how much you've eaten when you're dining while standing up or on the go. Sitting down and focusing will help keep you mindful of our intake.
- Practice portion control: We tend to eat what's put in front of us despite whether we're truly hungry. Use smaller plates for lesser portions to help limit your intake without feeling deprived.
- Remove distractions: Avoid distractions like watching TV or surfing the Internet while you eat, as it typically causes you to eat more. Take a few minutes out of your schedule and truly focus on enjoying each meal.
- Chew thoroughly: There's a good chance that you're not adequately chewing much of your food. Take smaller bites and be mindful of thoroughly chewing each one.
- Put your fork down: This classic trick, putting your fork or spoon down between bites, helps to slow you down and keep you mindful of just how much you're eating.
- Drink: Down a glass of water before each meal and consciously sip throughout. This will help fill you up and curb your appetite.
- Have a chat: Active conversation is another way to slow you down at the dinner table.
Get more weight loss and healthy lifestyle tips with a visit to your nearest Metabolic Research Center. Call 800-501-8090 to schedule a consultation.
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