There is a reason behind this. Eating slow and having smaller bites help you eat less and chewing it properly help in absorption of nutrients and help in healthy digestion.
Eating fast leads to more calorie intake which leads to weight gain. when we are eating fast we tend to gulp more food and by this one can face digestion problems and nutritional inadequacies.
Slowing the speed of eating help you in lowering down your energy intake and it also suppress your hunger pangs. slowing eating helps you enjoy your meal and enjoy the taste and flavors of food.
How to eat at the right pace:
- PORTION CONTROL: The portion size and obesity moves parallel. If you increase the portion size of your food simultaneously there will be inclination in your weight. Inclination in weight day by day leads to obesity. One of the biggest contributes to obesity is portion size. Don't sample everything on buffet table. The more you have the more you eat.
- FREQUENT MEALS: Try to have small and frequent meals in a gap of 2 to 3 hours every day, instead of having a few big ones as this regulates your blood sugar level and your metabolism. This will also keep your hormones balance, keeps your energy level high, improve digestion. If you’re eating healthy whole foods during those small meals, you will be less likely to experience hunger cravings and binges.
- CHEW FOOD: Chewing food properly leads to proper absorption of nutrients.
- FOCUS ON FOOD: Don't watch T.V, use cell phones, etc while eating food. Focus on food so that you eat your food properly, slowly and chew it properly. While watching TV you don't chew food properly and you tend to eat more and sometime you overeat also.
- PATIENCE: If you have finished food, wait for some time till the body signals brain that it's enough for it. But at times we keep on eating when we are full and tends to overeat. Hence, overeating leads to weight gain.