I try to slow down my eating by taking the time to chew my food thoroughly and put my fork down between bites. Over the years, I have slowed down my eating habits a lot and now am the last to finish instead of the first.
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Ever had one of those days - everything is just going at a whirlwind pace??
I get them often, and then it carries over to my eating - I wolf down my meal - the meal is healthy, the portions are correct, the meal is also tasty - and I have just basically inhaled it.
So 1) I didn't get to fully enjoy the flavors and 2) I AM STILL HUNGRY as my brain and tummy have not caught up to each other
So what can you do to fix this
Option One) ok you can go back for seconds, after all, you are still hungry right?? This time you eat slower as you are not as starving the first time round, so you even get to enjoy the flavors.
But what are the results - 30 minutes later you are sitting there feeling overstuffed as the brain and tummy have caught up to each other, and oh yeah and the calorie count for the day is on the higher side (ICK!!!)
Option Two You can sit there hungry for that half hour - which makes me cranky, and also in the end leads to me getting derailed - I call it the "if I have to be hungry all the time is this really worth it syndrome"
OK - now I am not really hungry and it is totally worth it, but it still makes me cranky
So option 3 is my new option again - this is an idea from the magazines I am finally making time to read EAT WITH YOUR OTHER HAND!! It forces you to go slower, you get to enjoy the flavors of your meal, and as you are eating slower your mind & tummy are more in sync and the satisfied feeling comes as you are finishing your meal
Yes, it was my lightbulb moment on this last night
Edited by: ANITAWPG at: 2/24/2010 (09:52)
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