4. SCOFFING YOUR FOOD
You wouldn’t think that the speed at which you eat your food would affect anything – it’s more about the amount of food, isn’t it? Yes and no. The problem is that there’s a slight time delay of about 20 minutes between your brain to your stomach to let it know that it’s full.
This means that if you’re scoffing your food, you won’t realise that you’ve eaten too much until it’s all gone.
It should take you about 20 minutes to finish your meal. The University of Rhode Island’s study found that slower eaters took a third less of the food compared to those who ate faster. Cut your food into smaller bites to help yourself along the way.