As you all know, I am a huge Advocate for the ELMM Diet. Guaranteed to work every time. Simply put, Eat Less Move More. I know, from time to time that is easier said than done. Especially around the Holidays. All that wonderful Food around.
I get it. I really do. Then you have another aspect of it, time. For around 4 years, back in my youth, when I was in Mall Security, and Single, I would eat once a day. It was usually McDonald's. I would pull up in the Patrol Truck, go through the Drive Through, and then eat right there in the Parking Lot. We had a Few hiding places. But I would eat so fast, never knowing if a call was going to come in, I started using the Phrase, Eat now, taste later. That's a HARD habit to break.
Now one would have to figure that as far as Digestion goes, Eating faster means bigger pieces. It takes longer to Digest. It also means, before you know it, your food is gone. You may THINK that you are still hungry, even if you are not, then you can EASILY over eat.
So if you want to reduce the amount of food, ease your Digestion a bit, and perhaps even TASTE the food, here are some tips from our friends over at Health Day. Sort and sweet to say the least.
Health Day - Health Tip: Slow Down When You Eat – Fri Jan 14, 11:47 pm ET
So basically, eat now, taste later, bad. Making dinning more than just you and food sounds an awful lot like enjoy every moment, for you only get one. Every breath is precious. Even in bad times, every moment can be so much more than just traveling through it at Light Speed. Life is short. You only get one Today, make it a good one. That sort of thing.
(HealthDay News) -- If you've resolved to lose weight, taking the time to savor your food may be an easy way to help you eat less.
The American Dietetic Association suggests how to eat slower:
Put down your utensils between each bite.
Use chopsticks instead of Western utensils.
Chew your food completely before swallowing.
Make meal time a social time. Engage in conversation to stretch out the meal and interrupt your eating.
"But Pete. It's FOOD! Who cares?" You know how many people in this world have none? When we get hungry, the big question is "What's for Dinner?" Some in the World? "Where's Dinner?" "Is there Dinner?" Food is just one more thing we take so much for granted in this Country. Let's slow down a bit. Enjoy the moment, ease your Digestion, and hey, maybe even lose some weight.
Health Day - Health Tip: Slow Down When You Eat