Eating Quickly linked to obesity!!Healthy Living
A continuous debate between my husband and I is how long it takes us to eat dinner and the amount of time that we sit at the dinner table. In short, I take A LONG time to eat, while my husband eats VERY quickly.
The other night I made a great dinner :) We had cream of broccoli soup, fattoush salad and baked chicken with coucous. The issue really was not the dinner but rather the fact that I was still eating the soup as my husband was finishing up the baked chicken and coucous.
So….what is the problem with that? Well, first it means that he gets up off the dinner table a lot quicker and there is no time to talk :)
But the real is issue is related to health….
Studies show that people who eat their food quickly are more likely to become obese. Eating quickly has actually become more common as people are often in a hurry and may even have a shorter lunch or dinner break at work compared to the past. In addition, some people are even eating in their cars. I have attached a link to a specific study that I thought was particularly interesting: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/11/091104085230.htm.
The study basically shows that the longer you take to eat….the more full you may feel at a 30 minutes after eating mark…..
Are you a slow eater or a quick eater???? I would love to hear your thoughts.
Now that is food for thought