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What's your hurry? Slow down your eating there's no rush. Remember when you were younger growing up and you wanted to eat as fast as you could so you could go out and play with your friends again?

Your mother would have to constantly tell you to slow down and at least smell your food as it passes your lips. You might not know this but your body weight can and is affected by how fast or slow you eat your food.

If you chew your food as it should you will see there is a problem with your diet section. You will eat less and feel full all at the same time. This is a bad habit that yes can be changed.

There are some things a person can do to help cure this bad habit of eating to fast. When you eat fast there is a lot of food going down and so the feeling of eating to much will certainly happen.

The first thing is to just take small amounts of food in at a time. No need to have a heaping spoon or fork full every time you eat.

Chewing your food thoroughly is key. Your digstive system wants a break and this is a way to do that. Help the digestive system by chewing your food longer and slower. Well chewed food is digested quicker while still working a top capacity. You will enjoy your food more plus you will feel full.

Take less food in your fork or spoon and don't eat it until all the food already there is chewed up and ready to spit out. Try putting down you fork after every bite. You may pick it up again after all the food in your mouth has been chewed and you are then ready to take another fork full.

The bad habit of over eating from eating to fast will be stoped by doing this. We need to take lessons in how to eat from the French people. If you notice they always have smaller portions on their plate. They then take less food in each fork as they eat. They eat slower and longer helping them stay at the weight they want.

Eating slower will help in that you will see what you are eating and actually taste it and enjoy it. You will learn to taste the food and see all there is to see with a great tasting meal.

Your body won't tell you imediately if it is full or not. It takes a bit of time for that to register. But it eventually will. In this case if you continue to eat you will think you are still hungry and overeat. Never keep eating until you are full. Rather just eat enough to feel like you are now comfortable.


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Kyle  

This is one of the most understated dieting techniques. One thing that I have found in my travels is that Europeans take much more time to eat, whereas North Americans all seem to be in a race. This leads to overeat, and far more weight gain. It takes time for your brain to realize that you are full and this is how slowing down your eating can really help! :)

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