In our Food Principles (Part 1) we shared our first three food principles, (as rules are made for breaking). Today we deep dive into the first principle "slowing down" offering 8 ways to practice this key part of eating.
Why do we want to slow down?
Through slowing down we allow our body time to recognise when it has had enough and we learn to recognise the signs to stop. Through this act, we can prevent weight gain and that uncomfortable feeling of excess.
8 ways to "slow down" whilst eating.
- Set a timer - challenge yourself to beat the clock (that is let it get to 20mins before you finish the plate)
- Put your knife and fork down between bites.
- Don't make the next mouthful until you have finished chewing the previous one.
- Chew each mouthful 20 times.
- Dine with a friend, ask questions and talk between bites.
- Drink a sip of water between mouthfuls.
- Use chopsticks (if not a challenge...).
- ...Use your other hand.
Q. Do you have any other methods you have tried to slow down and recognise your own hunger signals?
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