Bariatric Tip of the Week: Take It Slow At Mealtimes
It takes our brain as much as 10 minutes to process fullness and satiety. Therefore, when we "shove" food into our mouth without taking a moment to breathe, it can cause us to overeat. Eating fast also prevents us from being able to really enjoy the meal and its flavors.
Start practicing the act of slowing down at mealtimes. Several behavioral modifications that will slow you down include: Using a kitchen timer at your meal, using small (baby) utensils, and getting rid of all distractions during meal time.
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