Saturday, May 18, 2013
Slow and Steady Wins the Diet Race
Thorough digestion is key to the absorption of nutrients and to good health. One way to slow down eating is to take one forkful, put it in your mouth and put down the fork. Chew at least five times, and don't pick up the fork until all of the chewed food is out of your mouth and down the hatch. Then pick up the fork and start again. Practice this method for at least one meal per day. Reconnect with the joy of eating! Another chewing strategy that might help you eat less is chewing gum. Pop a piece when you feel a craving coming on, when you're cooking and tempted to "sample" or anytime you want. It'll freshen your breath and give your mouth something to do while you allow cravings to pass.