Daily Challenge Monday Nov. 14, 2011
Put your fork down between bites at 1 meal today.
How to do it
During one meal today, make a point of putting your fork down after every bite. (Eating with your hands? Set your food down between bites.) Swallow completely before you take another bite.
Why it matters
Most of us can eat a meal in under 10 minutes, yet it takes our stomachs at least 20 minutes after we're done eating to signal our brains that we're no longer hungry. When you slow down your eating, you give your stomach a chance to catch up to your brain, which means you may actually eat less. By setting down your fork, you slow down the whole process.
The phrase "wolfing it down" was inspired by the behavior of meat-eating animals like wolves, who either chew their food very little or devour it whole or in chunks.
This is a great idea,makes you slow down,and is much healthier. I just have to make myself slow down and do this one at every meal (:
that's amazing true!
Tried to do it between every bite..but managed only after the first few bites. It helps to focus on the food....and actualy taste every bite.
been doing this for a while
Like you told me to. :-)
I did this at lunch today, and man, it was hard. I am used to inhaling my lunch!!!
Really bad at shoveling my food! Always trying to eat quickly so that I can get something else done. Bad habit I definitely need to break!
tonights meal :) been working on slowing down with the eating anyways. lol
Lol...I spend more time tryin to convince the 2 yr old to SIT and eat then I do eatin anyways!
it actually hard to do :)
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