Eat Your Food Slowly

If you have been trying to lose weight through diet and have been relatively unsuccessful, there are a number of things you can look at as likely suspects in making the going tough. One of these is actually in the way you eat your food. That's because many people eat way too quickly and that can be a probably reason your diet is not as effective as it could be.

This article takes a look at the benefits to be had from eating your meals more slowly and taking the time to enjoy your meal.

eat more slowlyWhen you eat slowly, you give your digestive system a chance to process all the food as efficiently as it can, extracting the maximum nutrients and deploying them where they are most needed in an effective manner, while eliminating what is not needed properly.

Store Less Fat

This involves less fat being stored and it also gives your stomach a chance to tell your brain that it is full as it happens, preventing overeating and more fat storage. The benefits of eating in this manner are obvious, yet so many people ignore it.

But when you eat too quickly, your digestive system is placed under stress and is less effective at processing the food. more gets stored as fat for this reason. Also, your stomach gets full but your brain doesn't register the fact to tell you to stop eating, so you continue eating and before you know it, even a low calorie dieter's meal can cause you to become overfull, leading to more fat storage.

It doesn't matter if you are eating your own home cooked and specially prepared low calorie meals, or a commercial diet such as the low cost Nutrisystem, doctor recommended Medifast or the mroe expensive Jenny Craig. the thing is that if you eat the meal too fast you will not feel full when you actually are and will be tempted to go looking for extras to get that full feeling inside your tummy.

Watch Out For Failure

This can bust your diet and lead to a failed weight loss program which is something that happens way too often.

The correct thing to do is eat that food more slowly and you won't even need to change your diet because the one you already have will be so much more effective, leaving you feeling full after meals and not likely to be tempted to snack after them. It's a win-win because not only does your diet become more effective, you actually get to taste the things you are eating when you do it slowly!

So there you see that by eating your meal slowly and deliberately, you gain several advantages over trying to swallow it all down as fast as you can. It also means you get to enjoy your food much more, which can never be a bad thing.

Written by: Natalie Tuffnal