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Enjoy leisurely family mealtimes

Have you thought about how fast you eat? For many, slowing down can aid digestion, increase your enjoyment of a meal and even help you eat less. It takes about 20 minutes for your brain to register that your stomach is full, so eating at a leisurely pace can help you recognize this signal. Try these ideas:

  • Put your fork or spoon down between bites.
  • Use chopsticks.
  • Chew your food thoroughly. It allows the saliva in your mouth to begin the digestive process.

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Augusta University Health

Augusta University Health

Based in Augusta, Georgia, Augusta University Health is a world-class health care network, offering the most comprehensive primary, specialty and subspecialty care in the region. Augusta University Health provides skilled, compassionate care to its patients, conducts leading-edge clinical research and fosters the medical education and training of tomorrow’s health care practitioners. Augusta University Health is a not-for-profit corporation that manages the clinical operations associated with Augusta University.