The Proof is in the Pudding! EAT SLOW, CHEW WELL.

May 19, 2009 at 7:08 PM Leave a comment

A former client of mine sent me this FANTASTIC chart that plots time spent eating per day vs. the national obesity rate in several countries. It’s so very telling. Notice where the U.S. falls in this chart. Coincidence? I don’t think so.

Click here for the Chart (Economix, NY Times Blog)

We tend to wolf our food down, barely chewing or realizing what we’re really eating, and then wonder why we crave sweets, why we crash at 3-4pm, why we’re sick, and why we’re fat.

I go over the principles and practices of chewing and mindful eating with my clients. You’d be amazed at what you find you like and are satiated by if you eat this way. Or how natural fat-fighting mechanisms are activated by the simple act of chewing. Or how all of a sudden you don’t have heartburn anymore.

I, myself, am probably the slowest eater you’ll ever find (perhaps apart from my dear friend Erick). I’ve always been that way, but you can learn how to slow down, too.

So… MASTICATE! MASTICATE! And slow down. Life is better slow.

Entry filed under: cool news, health, holistic nutrition, mindful eating, tricks & tips.

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