A recent study published in the British Medical Journal looked at the dietary habits of eating until full and the speed of eating. The study included 4140 adults and identified eating behaviors through questionnaries. Here is a brief look at what they found:
*50.9% of men and 58.4% of women reported eating until full
*45.6% of men and 36.3% of women reported eating quickly
Eating until full and eating quickly were associated with being overweight in both men and women, and the combination of the two may have substantial impact on being overweight. For a full look at the article click here.
It takes our brain 20 minutes to identify fullness. Practice conscious eating and be sure to pause in between bites of food. Check the time when you start eating and make a goal of taking between 20-30 minutes. Don’t be suprised to see your portions decrease and the need for second helpings to vanish!