If you’ve been studying weight loss or have ready any articles in a popular magazine, then I’m sure you’ve seen how many different routes you can take to get rid of those pounds. Unfortunately, most of these techniques just plain don’t work.
Crash diets, expensive pre-made meals, and diet pills are all a very bad idea to undertake if you want to stay healthy while dropping those pounds. Here’s a small tip that you can start doing today that will help you reach your weight loss goals in a healthy way.
You probably already know you should eat less at every meal. One of the biggest problems with weight gain is huge portion sizes and unhealthy food. But how do you go about doing that, and what is the right amount to eat?
Your stomach is actually only as big as your fist, so you need to keep that in mind whenever you sit down for a meal. As you dish up your food, make a fist and compare how big it is to the serving you take. Start with a smaller plate and smaller portion (you can always go back for seconds!)
Here’s the trick…every time you take a bite, take your time and chew 20 times. I’m almost positive that this will seem like an eternity the first time you do it, we are so accustomed to swallowing our food whole!
Chewing your food 20 times will do a few things for you: First, you’ll be eating slower. It takes an average of about 10 minutes for your brain to realize that you are actually full, so eating slower will help you eat less before you feel full.
Second, digestion starts as soon as you put food in your mouth. The more you chew up your food, the less work your stomach has to do to extract the nutrients and feed your body. This results in getting more nutrition out of the food you’re eating.
This trick is extremely easy to do and it’s entirely free! I challenge you to start chewing your food more starting today. Go for 20 times each bite and make it a habit. It’s just one small step to helping you lose weight and keep it off for good!