How Eating Slowly Can Change Your Life
I used to inhale my food.
Not actually inhale it, but I found myself eating too quickly more often than I would like.
I would do fine around others at a dinner setting but when it came time to eat alone I would find myself eating so quickly that I would overeat on accident.
I noticed a trend with this behavior.
A – I ate quickly because I was in a rush
B – I ate quickly because I wasn’t fully present with my food. This usually meant I was staring at my laptop or iPhone.
The problem with eating quickly:
The problem with eating quickly is that we do not allow our digestive system the time it requires to signal our brain that we are filling up.
If we eat too quickly, it may be too late before we discover that we are full or even stuffed.
Learning to eat slowly was one of the most simple, yet impactful things I ever did with my nutrition.
Simple, not easy….
A strategy I love using with my clients to teach them to eat slowly is
- Take a bite of food
- Put down the fork
- Take a full breath through the nose
Try this next time you eat.
Have you ever wondered why we get hiccups?
Hiccups are triggered by eating or drinking too quickly.
SLOW the eff DOWN.
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