It is already known that the tempo of everyday activities could have an impact on your health, like eating in a rush. When you are eating too fast, you might not be giving your brain enough time to catch up with your body. As a results of this, you could eat more than you actually are hungry for. Also, this habit can have a big impact on your weight.
The feeling of fullness relies on two factors: hormones that signal your gut you are full and stretch receptors that indicate when your stomach has expanded to its capacity.
Do you know the fact that 20 minutes are needed for your brain to register that you have eaten enough to feel your stomach full? A study in the July 2008 issue of “Journal of the American Dietetic Association” reports that eating slow reduces the amount of food you eat at mealtime and also increases your feeling of fullness.
A recent study shows that people who eat too fast are missing a big part of eating a good meal.