I came home for lunch STARVING and sat down to inhale my lunch. I played a little trick on myself and didn't eat my salad with a fork...I ate with chopsticks!! That sure slowed me down enough to taste my food rather that glut it down and also gave my body the time it needed to register satiety. I might just eat with chopsticks from now on LOL
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Slow down - eat slower. It takes your brain time to catch up with what you're eating. Put down your fork or spoon in between every single bite - you'll be amazed at how slowing down and taking time to enjoy/savor your food helps!4
I originally learned this from Weight Watchers.
To help slow down your eating and allow your body to feel full on less food put down your fork between bites of food. By eating more slowly you allow your brain the time to receive the full signal from the stomach.
i've always been a rapid eater. I'm consciously training myself to eat more slowly, put down my fork occasionally, sip water after every 2-3 forkfulls, and enjoy the actual tast and texture of the food. I've also been reducing my salt intake, so I'm getting the real taste of the food.
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