Eating Quickly and Overeating Go Hand in Hand

I know you’ve all heard this, but I just wanted to remind you and give you a fresh tip to eating slowly. Scientific research has shown that eating too quickly delays the release of hormones that tells your body it is full. Slowing down while you eat will help you receive the signals that tell you that you are full.

Here’s the chapter from my book, Stop Overeating Today! , that I want to share with you for free that talks about a new and clever way to slow down. The Japanese have been practicing this tip already for years.

Tip #6
Hara Hachi Bu

You know that feeling you get when you are just about full? You want to keep eating more, but you can tell if you do you will have a bellyache later.

The Japanese call this concept Hara Hachi Bu. This is a teaching in which people should focus on eating only until they are 80% full. Since you can eat faster than your body digests, you don’t get the full signal until after you have finished your meal. If you aren’t careful, you’ll end up eating more than you need.
It can be tricky at first to apply the Hara Hachi Bu rule because you don’t feel completely full or satisfied when you are only 80% full. And if you’re like me, your eyes are bigger than your stomach so you just want to keep enjoying your meal.

However, applying just this one rule could be the magic you need that helps you not only stop overeating, but lose weight. Because each pound you gain or lose is basically 3,500 calories, consuming 3,500 less calories over a period of time means you have just lost one pound. Pretty simple! Stopping when you are 80% full could mean you eat 100 less calories than normal. After a year of following the Hara Hachi Bu rule, you could lose ten pounds!

Tip at a Glance

Don’t worry about finishing everything on your plate…just stop when you feel like you are almost full. Since you can eat faster than your body digests, you don’t get the full signal until after you have finished your meal. So, slow down, eat less, and you will still be full in the end! Just remember…Hara Hachi Bu!
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Here’s the study: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/11/091104085230.htm
Enjoy!

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