Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Chew 32 Times to Lose Weight

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Chew 32 Times to Lose Weight
It is a now a well established fact that eating a balanced diet, reducing calorie intake and engaging in regular exercise helps lose weight and keeps one healthy. Let me tell you about another effective weight loss technique (that you are already know or have heard about but usually forget), that is, to chew food slowly and thoroughly.

The chewing process, also known as mastication, serves as the first step in the digestive process. When you eat quickly, you tend to overeat and the food is not digested properly. This inadequately digested food in turn, promotes intestinal bacteria causing flatulence, bloating, constipation, stomach ache, cramps, diarrhea and surely, Weight gain.

For effective weight loss, even while you eat, it is good to chew your food approximately 32 times after you have taken a bite of it. Efficient chewing allows thorough breakdown of food by the enzymes present in the saliva, easy lubrication and digestion in the stomach and the intestines.

Slowing down when you eat is a weight loss strategy based upon the fact that the brain registers fullness about 20 minutes after the stomach. This lag time causes overeating and ultimately, weight gain! By making a few easy changes to eating habits, you can slow down swallowing and allow your brain to catch up with your belly. This would result in consuming fewer calories without feeling any less satisfied.

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Taking a small sip of water in between bites would be perfectly fine. While water doesn’t reduce appetite, it does slow down your eating process and is certainly healthy for you.

When you try chewing food for this long the first time it will seem very odd and unnecessary. As time goes on, however, you will notice the difference that this weigh loss eating tip makes in terms of taste and satisfaction. This technique would not only help lose weight, but would let you enjoy your favorite foods at a less risk of overindulging.