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Your stomach, like your car’s gas tank, shouldn’t just be entirely full or empty.
Between I need this now work deadlines and standstill traffic, our culture encourages you to think about speed in extremes. But food is about enjoyment and nourishing your body. Here’s how to find the middle ground between zero and stuffed so you can get back on track toward your weight loss goals and learn to enjoy an occasional scoop of ice cream without polishing off the whole pint.
Slow down!
With a jam-packed schedule, it’s easy to rush through meals. But slowing your pace gives your body time to register its fullness. In a study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, researchers measured how many times they chewed while snacking on pizza rolls. When participants chewed twice as many times as normal, they ate 15 percent less. “Take frequent pauses during your meals,” suggests Sharon Richter, R.D., a dietitian in New York City. “Put down your fork or have a sip of water between bites.”

Stay tuned for the next tip on how to prevent overeating!