Yesterday I blogged about the rule of “one bite every 10 minutes” for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery. This is necessary to protect the pouch and anastamosis from stretching.

But eating more slowly has many other benefits for anyone trying to lose weight.

  1. You taste and enjoy your food more
  2. You give your body a chance to recognize feeling full, which results in eating less.
  3. You experience a greater sense of control.
  4. You have more time to think about how much food you really want to eat.

Our rushed schedules and busy lifestyles have caused many of us to make it a habit to eat on the run, in the car, and at our desks at work. It is crucial to weight loss and personal well being to take the time to sit and enjoy a meal.