Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Take your time to eat!

It has been noted that eating slowly aids in digestion. Goes
without saying that it aids in energy replenishment as well.

Taking the time to sit with family and friends and relax during
meal times will help increase your energy.

This gives lots of time for the body to recognize the fullness of
the stomach at mealtime as well.

No cramming food in on a break.

No snarfing down donuts during a meeting.

No noshing on burgers in the car.

Here is a BBC article about a Japanese study on Obesity and the
speed of eating.

You've heard the old adage, chew 20 times before you swallow? Well
it looks like it has some scientific props now.

Should have listened to Mom!

So how rushed are you? Eating fast indicates a few things at

1. You are rushing, not taking time for yourself.

2. Food is not getting the attention it needs for proper breakdown
and absorption because it is lost in the volume of an over-eating

3. You are probably not sitting down with friends and being social
(that one usually hurts the most, oddly enough)

So grab the family, sit them down for breakfast and talk and eat.
Take your time. With a little bit of planning it can happen.
Remember, put yourself first so everyone can benefit.

I'm personally going to be focusing on this over the next week.

Please try it out. What can it possibly hurt. You may even taste
your food for the first time in a while.

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