Time Poor Training – Practical Weight Loss Tip 2

There are a myriad of diet experts with various recommendations online, some of them are true experts and some maybe not so much. There’s advice around on everything from

What to eat: everything on the continuum from vegan to wholly carnivore

and

When to eat: intermittent fasting, alternate day fasting, have breakfast/don’t have breakfast.

We think that some of this has taken on the characteristics of ideology and is more about putting down others’ views rather than looking simply to help people.

We’re not dietician’s or nutritionists and won’t pretend to be. So, we’re just going to share some recommendations over a few posts that we believe are easy to understand and easy to implement.

Our first practical weight loss tip was to ignore the fallacy that we should eat a lot of small meals a day and don’t eat between your main meals.

Our second, easy to implement practical weight loss tip is don’t put food in your mouth unless you’ve fully chewed and swallowed the previous mouthful.

Essentially, we are aiming not to bolt partially chewed food down.

It sounds simple, maybe too simple to have any net effect?

Well, think about it this way, if it takes you 45 seconds to completely chew and swallow a mouthful of a particular food and you put the next mouthful in after 35 seconds because you’re in a rhythm then you’re eating almost 25% faster than we’re recommending.

We know that people typically eat quite quickly in modern life. The faster you eat, the more you’ll consume before the 20 minutes or so it takes your mind to register you’ve had enough. Wouldn’t it be nice if our meals were a counterpoint to our otherwise stressful and hectic lifestyles, a chance to slow down and take some time?

Besides the significant benefit of eating less overall, the fact is that a lot of people suffer from digestive issues which over time can impact health in a number of different ways, including but not limited to weight gain. If you chew your food more thoroughly, you’re actually doing your digestive system a huge favor by reducing the burden on it because the saliva in your mouth acts to begin the process of breaking the food own.

So, try this more relaxed way of eating for a month or so and see the benefits it yields.