on Nov 17, 2011 @ 03:52 pm|
Did weight loss experts read our minds or something?
Because it's as if they knew that we couldn't bear the thought of
The nutrition professor and grad students who headed up the studies
"It takes time for your body to process fullness signals," explained Professor Kathleen Melanson, as quoted on Eurekalert.org. "So slower eating may allow time for fullness to register in the brain before you've eaten too much."
And here's another tip: People tend to eat whole grains (brown rice,
The researchers also confirmed something we've always assumed—that men eat waaay
Read more: Lose Weight By Eating Slower - How to Avoid Gaining Weight on Thanksgiving - Cosmopolitan
|... on Nov 17, 2011 @ 04:32 pm|
I've heard this before. It does take your stomach time to tell the brain to stop eating. That's why if you scarf down your food, you go from feeling ravenous to that awful realization "oh no, now I've gone too far".
I have also heard that protein (so meat, cheese, etc) boost your brain's reaction time, so it's beneficial to start your meal with a protein instead of a carb. I don't know if that's true though, since when I was googling it just now I found lots of conflicting articles on the topic.
What I do (and interestingly, what many people find odd that I do!) is eat a small plateful and then stop for 5 minutes. I sip my drink, chat, etc, but don't eat for that time. Then I go in for modest seconds if I feel so inclined, after which I stop again for 5 or so minutes.
I find that my stomach keeps me much better updated this way and I rarely find myself overeating. However, when I'm at my grandma's house, her insanely delicious food and her WWII-era "eat more!" urgings throw my plan out the window. That's when you need a good long walk afterward for digestion :)