Research has confirmed what I always suspected: eating quickly puts on weight and eating slowly does not. According to researchers, the more quickly the study participants ate, the higher their BMI (body mass index) became. Those who ate slower, consistently over time, had lower BMI. And eating quickly to the point of fullness also packs on the pounds. Message received – slow down!
“Faster Self-Reported Speed of Eating related to Higher Body Mass Index in Nationwide survey of Middle-Aged Women,” Journal of American Dietetic Association 111 (August 2011): 1192-97.
“Eating Quickly and Until Full Triples Risk of Being Overweight,” Scientific Daily, October 22, 2008.