I posted a thought recently about eating for taste vs. eating for health. How about eating for taste to promote weight loss? Hear me out a sec…
What if you were so satisfied by a meal, your taste buds happily stimulated, you were inclined to eat less?
Perhaps when we are enjoying a meal so much, we slow down and savor. Are we more inclined to chew to capture the moment? Maybe there’s a bit of rolling the food over the whole surface of the tongue, give all tastebuds a chance to transduce. All the while, our olfactory sense is engaged.
What you’ve just done is what we ought to be practicing with every meal. If we aren’t enjoying it, it’s more of a case of wolfing down food as a mechanical action. In the process consuming more, not masticating enough which is harder work for the digestion.
It’s just a thought….try it sometime.