Eat slow to prevent weight gain

Eat slow to prevent weight gain

eat_slow3Studies have shown that people who hasten through their meals or those who gobble up food until they are totally full have tendency to gain weight. Those who eat faster and eat until full are said to have higher caloric intake and higher body mass indices compared to those who eat slowly.

Weight loss is just not about eating less but also depends on what you eat and the time and pace used in eating. It is wise to slow down or pause between bites and chew very well atleast ten times or more. This helps to relish the food and also to ponder over the feeling.

If you are very hungry and just cant wait to get started, do as I do. I start any meal only after I guzzle a glass of water. This really helps me slow down and also lowers the hunger pangs.  Even drinking sips of water between bites too help you to slow down and finish your meal more slowly. It also tricks you into feeling full.

Eating in smaller plates and bowls also will help you to cut down on portion sizes and also you will feel more satisfied with smaller portions. You will not be able to load your plate too when the smaller sized cutlery are used.

So slow and steady wins the weight loss race!!!!

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India.She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows.She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore.Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

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