Concentrating While Eating Can Make You Slim


mindful eatingEnjoying every bite and taste of food can make you slim. Try to always eat with full concentration, because that’s the key to controlling the desire to eat and lose weight. Not expensive diet pills or slimming packages.

This way of eating serves to ensure that the mind is in tune with your body, making it possible to ‘hear’ chemical messages that tell if the stomach is feeling full.

Based on research by a team from Harvard University in the United States, eating this way can lose weight up to three kilograms.

Researchers calls it ‘mindful eating’, which is inspired by Buddhist teachings. Digestion involves a complex series of hormonal signals between the gut and nervous system. It takes about 20 minutes for the brain to know that the body is full.

This means, if a person eats too quickly, the full signal will be delayed. Because the brain receives the full messages too late, people tend to overeat.

Likewise, other activities are done while eating, such as work, play computer, or watching television. It can make a person overweight because it makes eating becomes unfocused.

“It is very easy. Go away from your computer to have a lunch for a moment. This makes you more focused and really enjoy the food consumed,” said Elaine Underwood, from Kallo Food Academy, an online community of ‘mindful eating’, according to the Daily Mail.

According to Kallo Food Academy, the principle of ‘mindful eating’ is enjoying the details of food by chewing slowly and remembering the taste, aroma, texture to color.