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Slow and Steady Wins the Fit Race

You've probably heard that when it comes to eating, you should slow down. For whatever reason we tend to gobble our food down as fast as we can. In reality, if you are trying to lose a few pounds you may want to slow it down.

According to recent studies on eating habits, women took in about 70 fewer calories when they were told to take their time eating, compared to when they wolfed down the meal as quickly as possible. What's more? The women in the study claimed to enjoy the meal more when eating slowly.

Seems simple to me -- Eat slower, gain less and enjoy more.

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SaraSmile SaraSmile 10 years
This is my problem. I eat quickly and always finish before others, which leads to seconds (sometimes thirds)...the filling up with water thing doesn't really work for me, but thanks for the tip about putting your fork down. Good idea!
SeptemberLights SeptemberLights 10 years
okay, one thing that drives me crazy is eating fast when out at dinner! i hate it when my boyfriend and i are out and he scarfs down a whole meal in 15 mins and im only half way finished! then just because the 'man' is done eating the server thinks your done too and offers to get you a box but your not even done yet! I just needed to vent...
DStirk DStirk 10 years
i always make sure to drink lots of water with my meal.... helps with getting me full.
scratch5 scratch5 10 years
This is so true. It is really nice to also TASTE the food. I try to put my fork down between every bite and that helps too.
blueberry07 blueberry07 10 years
I'm sure many do the following already, but try eating slowly AND drinking a cup of tea or enjoying a bowl of lowfat broth with your meal. I always consume less when I allow myself to be filled, in part, by some sort of hot liquid.
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