Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Ask the Trainer: Why does eating slowly help you lose weight?

Normal weight people tend to eat slower than overweight people. What explains this fact? The brain needs about 20 minutes to receive the signal that your full. The amount of food you eat during those 20 minutes will not make you feel full any faster. So, slow down! Slower eating will help you eat less and avoid the discomfort that often occurs after eating too quickly.

By Gage Livingston

Source: Sports Nutrition Guide Book by Nancy Clark

1 comment:

  1. Instead of full I would say satisfied; we can be full and still feel hungry.