Do this simple thing 30 times and STAY SLIMMER
How many times do you chew your food?
Maybe you’ve never actually counted… but you should.
You see, it’s a common ‘eating mistake’ to chew your food too little when you eat.
And I do mean MISTAKE — for several reasons.
First of all, chewing is the first step of the digestive process.
Before you even swallow, powerful digestive enzymes in your saliva start breaking down your food into smaller, more usable compounds.
And chewing your food thoroughly makes it easier for your body to finish this breakdown process after you swallow — when digestive enzymes in your stomach take over.
Chewing also sends messages to the rest of your digestive system so it’s ready for the incoming food.
This helps your body digest your food more easily and use more of the nutrients in it.
Also, as you get older, your body produces less of these enzymes.
This makes it even more important to fully chew your food! Otherwise, you’ll wind up with more digestive problems and less energy from your food.
Now, there’s another important reason to chew your food thoroughly. And I think you’ll find this reason particularly exciting…
It helps keep pounds off!
This is due to something I call ‘the 30-minute rule’:
Your tummy takes up to 30 minutes to tell your brain that you’re full.
So, the longer you chew your food, the fewer bites you’ll take before you feel full.
But how many ‘chews’ are enough?
Well, that depends on what you’re eating.
If you’re eating soft food, like bananas, peaches, fish, or cooked veggies, 5 to 10 chews should be enough.
Meanwhile, if you’re eating more solid foods — like meats, poultry, raw veggies, or nuts — you should give them at least 20-30 chews before swallowing.
So, when you’re eating your next meal today, try to be mindful of how many times you chew different foods.
You might even find that you enjoy your food more when you take your time.
And after all, what’s your hurry? 🙂