Would you believe research shows that most people eat in about 13 minutes? What a big mistake to 'wolf' down our meals! Jan Chozen Bays, M.D., author of Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship With Food, made the following statement -- "It takes about 20 minutes for food to get into your small intestine and signal the brain that you're getting enough." It is suggested that when we busily rush through our meal or eat it on the go, not only do we fail to enjoy our food but we also tend to overeat. Then we either feel stuffed or we don't feel satisfied. And what happens when we don't feel satisfied? That's right, we reach for more food usually an unhealthy snack.
If you want to improve your diet this year, here is an easy way to start. Slow down, savor your food and you will learn to enjoy it more and eat less.