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.